Alternative Gifts  

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Got too much stuff?  So you your friends and loved ones.  But you still want to give them a gift to celebrate a birthday or holiday!  What are you to do?!

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Make a donation in your loved ones' honor:
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Habitat for Humanity (Wayne County)

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Salvation Army

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International Bible Society

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UNICEF

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American Heart Association

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American Cancer Society

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Amnesty International

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March of Dimes

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Breast Cancer Research

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Denominational Mission Project

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A local homeless shelter
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Open Door Mission (Rochester)

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Wayne County Runaway Youth

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Church World Service - Blankets And Tools

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http://heifer.org - Ending Hunger, Caring for the Earth

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One World Goods - Nonprofit store that sells the crafts of Third World artists, who are paid a good wage for their work

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Shop through catalogs which provide direct reimbursements to the artisans and craftsmen in third world countries.
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Heartbeats, 20015 Detroit Road, Cleveland, OH  44116.  www.heartbeatscatalog.org

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The Other Side/Jubilee, Box 12236, Philadelphia, PA  19144

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The Winter Collection, US Committee for UNICEF, 331 East 38th Street, New York, NY  10016

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SERRV (does not offer a catalog but can send you the address of closest retail store) send a SASE to SERRV, PO Box 365, New Windsor, MD 21766

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Order pecans, chocolates, fruitcake from Koinonia Farm which is committed to living out the radical teachings of Jesus - peace, human kindness, sharing and simplicity, Koinonia Farm, Route 2, Americus, GA  31709

Especially at Christmas, try these gift alternatives:

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Adopt a local family and provide gifts and dinner for them.

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Adopt a soldier serving in the Armed Services

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Have an Advent box gift exchange where small gifts are given daily to members of the family culminating with a birthday party for Jesus on Christmas with no presents except the presence of each other.

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Celebrate the 12 days of Christmas from Christmas to Epiphany with small gifts and candies.

This page last updated on 04/09/2015.

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