Alternative Gift Mart 2021

Thank you for visiting our page! If you are making donations electronically, please fill in this Google doc form so the teens will know how much they have raised on behalf of each charity. If you would prefer, you may write out checks to each charity and send them all together to the meetinghouse address (see bottom of page) and the teens will take care of forwarding them to the organizations. Lastly, if you would like any handmade cards that we’ve provided in year’s past, please email with your request.

Our CHFM youth group recommends:

Interfaith Council for Social Service

The Inter-Faith Council for Social Service meets basic needs and helps individuals and families in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro community achieve their goals. The IFC provide shelter, food, direct services, advocacy and information to people in need. They accomplish this through strong partnerships with volunteers, staff and those they serve. IFC programs include the Community Kitchen, Food Pantry, Community House (shelter for homeless men), Homestart (shelter for women and children), Support Circles and others.

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Alamance-Orange Prison Ministry

Alamance-Orange Prison Ministry provides and promotes spiritual comfort and growth to the men assigned to Orange Correctional Center through services rendered by a full-time community funded Chaplain. The Ministry strives to better prepare OCC residents with skills, abilities and motivation to successfully reintegrate into their communities and families upon release and, where possible, provide encouragement and support to those receiving them. This is to be accomplished by connecting all concerned to available resources to be found at OCC and in the surrounding community.

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Quaker House

Quaker House is a manifestation of the Friends’ Peace Testimony. Based in Fayetteville, NC, home of Ft. Bragg, Quaker House provides counseling and support to service members who are questioning their role in the military; educates them, their families, and the public about military issues; and advocates for a more peaceful world. Quaker House was started by Friends from the Chapel Hill and Durham Meetings.

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American Friends Service Committee

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) envisions a world in which lasting peace with justice is achieved through active nonviolence and the transforming power of love. Its many programs include war refugee relief, community peace-building, reconciliation and healing, immigrant rights, prison reform, economic justice, and ending discrimination in all of its forms.

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Eyes Ears Nose and Paws

Eyes Ears Nose and Paws is a nonprofit organization located in Chapel Hill/Carrboro, North Carolina. We train and place Mobility Assistance and Medical Alert Dogs as well as provide ongoing support to working Assistance Dog Teams that have graduated through our programs. We are accredited members of Assistance Dogs International, a worldwide coalition of nonprofit programs that train and place Assistance Dogs. We believe learning and service happen at both ends of the leash, so we work in partnership with the correctional system to teach inmates to train assistance dogs that we partner with people who have disabilities. This is a triple win: our dogs get full-time attention, training, and love; the inmate-trainers develop interpersonal, leadership, and job skills while giving back to the community despite their incarceration; and our clients receive life-changing support for their disabilities in the form of a highly-trained canine partner.

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Arbor Day Foundation

Founded in 1972 — the centennial of the first Arbor Day observance — the Arbor Day Foundation is the largest 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees. More than 1 million members, supporters, and valued partners have helped us plant more than 350 million trees in neighborhoods, communities, cities, and forests throughout the world to ensure a greener and healthier future for everyone. Our vision is to help others understand and use trees as a solution to many of the global issues we face today, including air quality, water quality, a changing climate, deforestation, poverty, and hunger. The impact we make on our world is accomplished through our conservation and education programs. We work to restore forests, improve tree cover in communities, and inspire the next generation of tree planters to ensure this important work endures.

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Refugee Support Center (Carrboro)

The Refugee Support Center (RSC) is a volunteer-based organization established to facilitate the transition of local refugees to a new life in our community by providing them services, helping them access resources, and developing their skills to promote self-sufficiency. The recipient of the 2016 North Carolina Peace Prize, RSC serves approximately 900 local refugees, primarily from Burma, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Syria.

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Haw River Assembly

The Haw River Assembly is a 501(c)(3) non-profit citizens’ group founded in 1982 to restore and protect the Haw River and Jordan Lake, and to build a watershed community that shares this vision. Our goals are to promote environmental education, conservation and pollution prevention; to speak as a voice for the river in the public arena; and to put into peoples’ hands the tools and the knowledge they need to be effective guardians of the river. The scenic 110 mile Haw River is at the headwaters of the Cape Fear River Basin, and includes the Jordan Lake reservoir, providing drinking water and recreation to NC. Tributaries of the Haw River and Jordan Lake flow through Guilford, Rockingham, Caswell, Alamance, Orange, Chatham, Wake and Durham counties. Almost one million people are part of this watershed–sedimentation, wastewater, and runoff impair its waters.

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Equal Justice Initiative

The Equal Justice Initiative is an organization committed to ending mass incarceration and the use of excessive punishment in the United Sates. They do this by providing legal representation to “people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails or prisons.” Most of the work they do is in impoverished communities that are subjected to marginalization.

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Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders)/Covid-19 Crisis Fund

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international humanitarian-aid non-governmental organization best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries facing endemic diseases. In the face of the unprecedented global crisis of the coronavirus pandemic, MSF created the COVID-19 Crisis Fund to raise urgently-needed money for their emergency response to the new coronavirus pandemic and its consequences. The fund also enables supporters to designate their donations as contributions restricted specifically towards this global effort. Money raised through the fund will support MSF’s COVID-19 response activities worldwide, including program costs related to treating people with COVID-19, and the consequences the pandemic has on our regular programs.

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Ready to donate? If you want to support Doctors Without Borders in general, click here: If you want to support MSF’s Covid-19 Crisis Fund, you must write out a check to Doctors Without Borders with “Covid-19 Crisis Fund” in the memo line. Send your check to the address below, and we’ll take care of it from there.

Attn: Alternative Gift Mart
c/o Chapel Hill Friends Meeting
531 Raleigh Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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