6464-Office of Spiritual Formation Alternative Gift Mart
6464-November 10, 2012
Struggling with what to buy that hard-to-shop-for person on your holiday list?
The Malone University Office of Spiritual Formation will hold an Alternative Gift Mart Tuesday, December 4 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Stewart Room of the Randall Campus Center, located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton.
The Alternative Gift Mart is a place to learn about creative solutions to problems around the world while inviting people to participate in those solutions through creative gift giving.
Gifts purchased at the Market (such as solar cookers, books, trees, peace training etc.) are purchased in honor of someone with the gift itself going to the one who needs it.
For example, you may buy a mosquito net in honor of your Uncle Ned. Uncle Ned will then receive a Christmas card explaining that his gift will be used to prevent malaria spreading to a child in India. Uncle Ned doesn't get stuck with another silk tie he doesn't need, the child in India is safe from mosquitoes, and you've crossed one more shopping item off your list.
The purpose of the Alternative Gift Market is not to compete with retail stores, but rather to offer a meaningful gift-giving option in the Christmas season.
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 has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, 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 2013.
Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709