Madison, WI Alternative Gift Fair Provides Opportunities for Unique Gifts Where One Size Fits All

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Students at Memorial High School are providing a alternative gift fair. Anyone may go to one location and pay for gift certificates to over 30 different non-profit agencies both local and global. The Spartan Youth Serivcs JOOI team, mentored by the Sauk Trails Optimist, has done all the organization, marketing, and volunteering to put together this 2nd annual event. All proceeds go directly to the charities specified.

Having trouble thinking of a meaningful present for a loved one this holiday season? Looking for a unique gift to give to a friend or family member? Consider making a donation in their name to one or more of many diverse non-profit organizations. And get it all done at one stop during the Second Annual Spartan Youth Service JOOI Team event on Saturday December 1, 2007, to be held at Memorial High School, Madison.

The Spartan Youth Service JOOI Team, a group of Memorial High School Students, will be sponsoring the 2nd Annual Alternative Gift Fair on Saturday, December 1, 2007. The event will be held from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Wisconsin Neighborhood Center at Memorial High School (201 South Gammon Road, Madison, WI 53717, 608-663-5990). Parking is free and available in the school parking lot. Various charities, both local and global, will be represented offering a wide range of donation opportunities at all price levels. Gift certificate information will be provided. Checks or cash will be accepted. All donations go directly to the charities selected.

The Spartan Youth Service JOOI Team is a group of dedicated high school students who believe in giving back to the community and making the world a better place. They do this by providing their time to selected causes. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to give a sincere and meaningful gift that helps people locally and around the world.

The Sauk Trails Optimist Organization, Madison WI, provides sponsorship, mentoring and outreach to the overall JOOI Team of energetic of students. Rick Thomas, of Keller Williams Realty, who is one of the adult mentors of the group, says "This is a unique opportunity for the students to experience community involvement and leadership in a very real way by promoting non profit organizations. They do all the marketing, promotion, legwork and administration for the event."


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