If you’re looking for a truly non-traditional gift, the Alternative Gift Fair at the Greenwood Senior Center at 525 N. 85th St. on Wednesday might be the ticket. From 12:30-8 p.m. you can browse colorful display booths that support international humanitarian projects, while enjoying warm beverages, holiday treats and live music. Homemade lunch will be available for purchase from 12-1:30 p.m.
Gift examples: Cost to supply clean water daily for one person in Sudan for an entire year is just $3. Cost to provide one week of aftercare support for a victim of slavery in South Asia is $19. Cost to plant 10 trees in deforested areas of Haiti is $20. Featured organizations include International Justice Mission, Water For Sudan, Floresta, and Hands Along the Nile.
The Alternative Gift Fair is sponsored by SAGE, which stands for Seniors: Active, Giving, and Engaged. The Senior Center program encourages seniors to be involved in their local community through awareness of important social justice issues, and provides opportunities for civic engagement.
For more information, check out Alternative Gifts International.