9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Unity Center of Cedar Rapids
“Changing the world one gift at a Time”
What is an Alternative Gift? A non-traditional way of giving. Rather than buying yet one more necktie for Uncle George, honor him instead by giving in his name a life-sustaining gift to help abolish global poverty or to renew our planet’s environment.
In partnership with Alternative Gifts International, AGM provides an opportunity to learn about and support projects locally and around the world that relieve poverty and empower people. Thirty international projects ranging from well water in South Sudan to medicine for Burmese refugees will be represented, as well as nearly 30 local non-profit organizations that are need of community support.
An Alternative Gift is a humanitarian gift given in honor of a friend or loved one. Cards are provided, as well as a description of the donation to the organization selected, to let someone know a cause has been helped in their honor.
SERRV (Sales Exchange for Refugee Rehabilitation and Vocation) and AWE (African Woman Empowered) will also be selling fair trade and hand-made items.
Lunch and Bake Sale
Lunch will be available from 11:30AM – 1PM. Proceeds from a bake sale that day will help fund the event for next year.
Alternative Gift Market is free to enter and open to the public. Unity Center of Cedar Rapids is located at 3791 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402.
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