Alternative Gift Ideas
An announcement after Meeting on 11/28/04 suggested that Friends might want to think about giving gifts acquired from alternative sources, such as Heifer International. Some other places where one can either make a donation in honor of someone, or buy a gift made by artesans who are paid fairly. Some resources:
Free Library of Phila. Foundation. Give a book to the library in honor of someone: www.library.phila.gov
Philabundance food for the hungry. www.philabundance.org
Gifts that help others and promote peace: each of the following offer gifts you can purchase, or you can give memberships and/or donations in someone's name. Items with * will be available at our table.
Other Web sites with great ideas:
Books on sustainabilhy:
And then, when you are ready, make your own gift wrap! use old fabric, baskets, or newspaper (depending on the recipient's interests use the comics, movie, food, or financial sections!). Also, please bring in your used wrapping materials, gift boxes, ribbons, and old cards that can be used for gift tags.
And yet another way to give
Donate to the Germantown Avenue Crisis Ministry, based at First Presbyterian Church of Germantown, by bringing in nonperishable food items in boxes or cans; or "buying" items while at meeting, which have been purchased by caseload, by removing them from case into "Donations" box and dropping $ contribution in a basket. Peace and Social Concerns Committee will be setting this up.