Rush Creek Christian Church will be hosting its 6th annual Global Giving Marketplace. This event encourages new patterns of giving gifts and supporting causes in honor and memory of people, both local and global. The event will be held at the church on Saturday, November 17th from 9:00am to 4:00pm in the church’s family life center.
What is the Global Giving Marketplace? It’s an alternative gift fair where you can shop for unique gifts while making a difference in the life of someone you don’t even know.
You might wonder what is considered an alternative gift. Gift giving has long been a meaningful tradition around the world. Each year we scour store aisles, catalogs and the internet for the “perfect gift” for that special someone. But more and more we find we don’t know what to get those special people. Meanwhile, in other parts of the nation and world, there are people for whom the perfect gift is a very simple one: food, clothing, shelter or a chance to use their talents and skills to make something that will be valued and cherished by someone else.
This marketplace/alternative gift fair is a place where you can shop for unique gifts for friends and family and make donations in honor or memory of them and make a difference in the life of someone you don’t even know. Imagine the feeling of giving a gift to someone…a gift that carries with it both a distinct story and a connection to something greater.
It is an opportunity to give something to those closest to us through a gift or reach out to others around the world. We make a difference in the world with changes in our buying behaviors.
The unique quality of the Global Giving Marketplace is that 100% of the gift purchases go directly to those organizations and enterprises. The church sees this as an opportunity of awareness and change.
Rush Creek is located at 2401 SW Green Oaks Blvd Arlington, TX 76017.