6231 - Department of Campus Ministries Hosts Alternative Gift Market
#6231|November 22, 2011
Gift Market to benefit national, international charities on December 6, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Struggling with what to buy that hard-to-shop-for person on your holiday list?
The Malone University Department of Campus Ministries will hold an Alternative Gift Market Tuesday, December 6 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Stewart Room of the Randall Campus Center, located on the Canton campus.
The Market seeks to provide creative solutions to problems in both the United States and around the world by inviting people to participate in those solutions through creative gift giving.
At the market, gifts such as books, leg braces, clean drinking water, and bicycles can be purchased in the name of a loved one but the gift itself will be given to someone who needs it. For example, you could buy malaria medication in honor of Aunt Sue. Aunt Sue will receive a Christmas card explaining that her gift will be used to help treat sick women in Burma. So, Aunt Sue doesn't get stuck with another sweater she doesn't really need, women in Burma are treated for malaria, and you can cross one more item off your shopping list.
This is a fun opportunity to come and shop with friends before Christmas break. At the market there will also be representatives from a fair trade store if you would prefer to leave with a tangible gift (including coffee and chocolate). If you are interested in learning more about these topics, there will be Market Day Talks in the Barn at 10:30 a.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m. on the December 6. Visit https://www.alternativegifts.org/ to learn more about Alternative Gifts.
Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone is recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, named an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Award winner, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2011.
Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709