TORONTO, Nov. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Alternative gift giving has become an increasingly popular phenomenon as people grow tired of receiving more and more "stuff" as gifts on special occasions like birthdays, Christmas, and anniversaries.
Recognizing this growing trend, The United Church of Canada has been testing an alternative gift-giving catalogue for the past three years and is now ready to offer it to people beyond the church itself.
"People appreciate the thoughtfulness of a gift, but many would prefer to give rather than receive," says Cheryl Curtis, a staff person with the church's Philanthropy Unit.
The 2014 Gifts with Vision catalogue provides ideas for alternative gifts ranging from $10-$250. This year's selection of gifts includes purchasing farm animals for women working in cooperatives in Kenya, building wells in Nicaragua, and buying books for Aboriginal language revitalization in British Columbia.
All Gifts with Vision can be purchased either on-line (www.giftswithvision.ca) or by phone (1-800-288-7365 or 416-253-5456).
SOURCE: United Church of Canada
For further information: Mary-Frances Denis, The United Church of Canada, 416-231-7680 ext. 2016, [email protected]