Alternative Gift Market

Want to put the true spirit of Christmas back into this holiday season? Then come visit the Alternative Gift
Market which will be held on the four Sundays during the Advent season.

This program was started many years ago by a Presbyterian teacher to show children how to make a difference
by giving to help the poor. Alternative Gift International, or AGI, has grown into an international non-profit
organization that has raised millions of dollars to empower the world’s poorest citizens while preserving the
planet.

Its global mission is to send authentic life-giving gifts to a needy world. Those gifts include providing clean
water for farm families, rescuing girls from forced prostitution, equipping tribal families with solar energy,
teaching children the value of interfaith unity and supplying medicine to war-torn villages. These are just a few
of the projects chosen this year by AGI.

So come visit the AGI table after worship in the Miller Hall. Browse or take a catalog. Look it over – there are
many ways you can help our neighbors, near and far. You CAN make a difference in their lives and build a
better world. For more information or to help staff the table, please contact Pat Wales or Ken Haynam.

Nancy Collins has submitted Alternative Giving Ideas for the Regional Liaison for East Central Africa.  These are just a few examples of the many ways your gifts can fund Relief agencies in the developing world that supply the much needed lifesaving programs and projects through the money received from your gifts.