Alternative Gift Market (AGM) 2020
It has been a long-standing tradition to hold an Alternative Gift Market at 57 Sand Hill Road, and this year is no exception. It will be a bit different as it is being held during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the tradition will carry on! The Outreach Committee would like to dedicate this year’s Alternative Gift Market to Phyl Richardson, who formed a long-standing relationship with Alternative Gifts, International; and to Mary Ellen Dupree Leonard, who has been a champion for the causes of Heifer International for many years.
The official market date is always the Sunday before Thanksgiving, which this year is Sunday, November 22nd. Short informational presentations about several mission gift-giving opportunities will be made (and recorded for those viewing at home) immediately following the worship service.
Purchasing and pricing information for some of the featured gifts are on the order form below. Orders for alternative gifts listed on the order form may be mailed along with payment to the church office. The deadline for receiving orders is November 30th. If you would like to explore more avenues for purchasing alternative gifts, consider visiting the following websites:
https://alternativegifts.org - Alternative Gifts International is a non-profit organization that inspires support for humanitarian and environmental causes, offering charitable gifts through carefully selected agencies.
Nancy shares information about Alternative Gifts International
https://www.heifer.org - Heifer International is an organization that helps teach people throughout the world to raise food for themselves and for income.
Joe talks about Heifer International
https://www.serrv.org – SERRV makes available for purchase hand-crafted and other gift products through nonprofit, fair trade organizations dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty.
Sandy speaks about SERRV
https://presbyteriangifts.pcusa.org – In 2020, the Presbyterian Mission Agency introduced the Presbyterian Giving Catalog.
If you have any questions, or would like to assist with the AGM,
please contact Nancy Varga at firstname.lastname@example.org or 732-543-9479.