What is an Alternative Gift Market?
A different kind of shopping experience...
Gifts at an Alternative Gift Market are purchased in honor of family and friends. Instead of buying a traditional gift (chocolates, flowers, jewelry) for loved ones, a shopper at this market can buy a gift that provides food for Haitian children, or a solar oven for a rural village in Uganda.
The typical Market takes place in a special location, like a church patio or a neighborhood community center. Colorful booths are set up to represent the various Alternative Gift projects. Gifts are "purchased" by people attending the Markets, much as they would shop for traditional gifts in a store...except these gifts are for national and international humanitarian projects focused on saving lives and preserving our planet.
Photo Credits - Cedar Rapids AGM and Idaho Falls Holy Rosary Church
Why Alternative Giving?
Why Alternative Gift Markets?
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