Global Gift Market Scheduled for Dec. 1

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Westminster College's Young Presbyterian Scholars Program (YPS) will sponsor its eighth annual Global Gift Market Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in the Witherspoon Maple Room of the McKelvey Campus Center. All are welcome to attend.

This year's theme, "Gifts That Change...," makes shopping with a conscience possible. Items to fit every budget will be available, ranging from $1 for 40 doses of medicine to $6 to feed a Kenyan school child for a month to $11 nets to protect families in India from malaria to $38 to send a student to school in Myanmar. A wide range of gift amounts are available.

Shoppers can purchase gifts of help and hope from 45 organizations that represent medical, agricultural, educational, and humanitarian help for the world's poor through Alternative Gifts International's worldwide organizations.

Westminster's Habitat for Humanity and First Book student groups, Pittsburgh's Shoulder to Shoulder (Honduras), and local mission entrepreneur Adam Gould's "eduKenya" will provide a local connection.

Fair trade coffees will be available and Westminster alumna Wendy Farmerie will display a variety of items from her fair trade shop, The Silk Road, in New Wilmington.

Westminster's Student Government Association will collect new and partially used retail/restaurant gift cards to be re-gifted through the GiftCardGiver program. Donated cards will be recharged and given to those in need during the holidays.

Contact Carey Anne LaSor, YPS coordinator, at (724) 946-7365 or e-mail for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is a top tier liberal arts college, a national leader in graduation rate performance, and a "Great School, Great Price," according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 38th among liberal arts colleges, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 373 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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