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Alternative Gift Market at Senior Center needs volunteers

November 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

The Greenwood Senior Center is holding its second annual Alternative Gift Market from 1-8 p.m. on Dec. 14, and they’re looking for volunteers, who’ll need to attend one five-hour session to pick an organization to represent and help with construction of the displays.

An Alternative Gift Market provides people with the ability to designate charitable gifts in the name of their relatives, friends and associates through featured humanitarian projects. Instead of buying a sweater for the holidays, people can donate money in the name of their loved one to purchase a bicycle ambulance for community health workers in Southern Africa.

We need volunteers to design, construct, and run the booths for each of the twenty-five represented organizations. Volunteers have the opportunity to educate themselves about the organization and answer questions for interested market shoppers. The Alternative Gift Market offers a great way to meet others interested in humanitarian issues locally and globally, and engage in a meaningful project that raises thousands of dollars for vital organizations worldwide. The time commitment is flexible and volunteers are able to partner up and divide duties accordingly.

Drop-in workdays for volunteers are from 12-5 p.m. on the following Mondays: Nov. 23, Nov. 30, and Dec. 7. To learn more, contact Emily at the Greenwood Senior Center, 206-297-0875 or by email.

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