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Alternative gift market at church

HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Give a donation and save a life -- that’s the

concept of the Alternative Gifts International market.

The market -- which will be held three Sundays in December at First

United Methodist Church -- is an alternative to flea markets.

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Instead of buying goods, a shopper can make a donation in the name of

a friend or relative to one of many nonprofit groups featured at the

market. In return, the giver receives a card to send to their loved one

telling them about the donation.

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Work done by the featured organizations ranges from feeding the hungry

in the United States to assisting literacy programs in Senegal.

The market will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday and Dec. 12

and 19 at First United Methodist Church, 700 N. Glenoaks Blvd.

For more information, call 845-1531 or contact www.altgifts.org.


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