[act-ma] Stop giving stuff, Gift It Up!

Marty Wrin veganmarty at gmail.com
Thu Nov 29 13:19:15 PST 2007

It's that time of the year again, when Conscious Consuming proudly presents
Gift it Up! Please visit our website at www.giftitup.org and consider making
a donation to your choice of nonprofits in a loved one's name.

According to the Consumer's Union, children in our country are sent 30,000
TV ads per year to get their parents to buy them stuff. And yet you know
that there also are millions of children around the world who wish every day
they had enough food or a safe place to sleep. American's produce 4-5 pounds
of trash per person, per day, while children in many parts of the world
labor to make us these cheap, "throwaway" goods. Instead of the newest
incarnation of something you probably already have, won't you consider
giving a gift to change the world?

If you live in the Boston area, come to Gift it Up! If you can't make it to
the event, participate online at www.giftitup.org Conscious Consuming
gathers 14 non-profits on Saturday, December 1, at the River of Life Church
in Jamaica Plain. "Shoppers" will get to talk with representatives from each
of the nonprofits, browse their programs, choose a gift to fit any budget,
and receive a Gift it Up! card announcing the gift. The event is to be held:

Saturday, December 1
12noon – 4pm
River of Life Church
440 Center Street
Jamaica Plain, MA

Alternative gifting is a growing trend; it was even featured in the funny
2007 indie film "Year of the Dog." If you are unable to attend the fair, you
can visit the Gift it Up! website at www.giftitup.org to learn more about
it, to see the list of participating non-profits, and to purchase gifts
securely on line.

Conscious Consuming is an all-volunteer non-profit, holding this event to
reduce consumption and help other nonprofits. Please forward this info

Enjoy the peace and good will of the holiday season,


Wrin, Marty
Conscious Consuming
Conscious Consuming
PO Box 301301
Boston, MA 02130

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