Written by Plant With Purpose on November 17, 2010 in General
Thanks so much to all of the volunteers that made last weekend possible! Alternative Gift Season is in full swing, and we had five events last weekend where Plant With Purpose was represented! Alternative Gift Markets are typically held by churches in the months of November and December. They are great because they raise awareness about non-profit organizations doing great work and they provide a stress-free environment for holiday shopping! Not only do these wondrous marketplaces provide people an opportunity to get all of their holiday shopping done in one place, they also allow people to give gifts of hope that benefit those who are less fortunate.
An ‘alternative gift’ is giving a fuel-efficient stove in your dad’s name or planting 100 trees for your sister. Each Alternative Gift Market invites non-profit organizations that they love to represent their work. We all know that the last thing we need is more stuff… so that’s the beauty of an alternative gift market! You get to give the gift of a donation in a loved one’s name! (Keep your eye out for Plant With Purpose’s online Holiday Village Market catalog coming later this week.)
So with this season comes plenty of chances to brush up on your Plant With Purpose lingo by volunteering to represent Plant With Purpose at an Alternative Gift market!
Here’s a list of upcoming events that we will need help at that we’d love to have you join us for. Don’t be intimidated if you don’t know everything there is to know about Plant With Purpose. It’s okay! You will receive training so that you feel comfortable chatting it up with folks at your local AGM. If you see that there is an event you know of that is missing from this list, just let me know. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering at any of these events.
11/21 Solana Beach Presbyterian, Solana Beach, CA
11/21 Village Church- Rancho Santa Fe, CA
11/21 Narberth Presbyterian- Narberth, PA
11/28 Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church- San Diego, CA
11/28 First Lutheran Church- Downtown San Diego
11/28, 12/5, 12/12 St. Andrews Lutheran Church- San Diego, CA
11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 Faith Community Church
12/2 University of San Diego Gift Fair- San Diego, CA
12/4 Gifts that Give Hope- Mechanicsberg, PA
12/5 Threshold Ministries gift fair- Santa Maria, CA
12/5 St Paul’s- Downtown San Diego
12/5 University Presbyterian- Seattle, WA
12/5 Shoreline Community Church- San Diego, CA
12/5/2010, 12/12/10 Tierrasanta Lutheran Church- San Diego, CA
12/5 Claremont Presbyterian Church- Occidental, CA
12/5, 12/12 Union Presbyterian- Powell, WY
12/5 Westminster Presbyterian, Westlake CA
12/12 La Jolla Presbyterian Church- San Diego, CA
12/12 Flood Church Christmas Shoppe, San Diego, CA