On 3 December 2011, The Bioscience Resource Project participated in the 2011 Alternative Gift Fair in Ithaca, New York. The Fair allows shoppers to make seasonal charitable donations in honor of friends and relatives. At the event, in which 60 charitable organizations participated, Bioscience Resource Project volunteers and board members talked to many Alternative Gift Fair shoppers about the importance of food and agriculture, our innovative science journalism and our work to reinvigorate public interest science. The Bioscience Resource Project raised over $500 from generous donors at the Alternative Gift Fair and from those who gave gifts via our website after attending the Fair.

Please join the Ithaca donors in supporting and expanding the work of the Bioscience Resource Project. Every donation, no matter how small, shows public support and helps us keep our tax-deductible non-profit status.

 Gifts were:

* $5 towards mentoring a local high school student to introduce them to a public interest science perspective.

* $10 prints 20 copies of our latest scientific paper to alert decision makers to a crucial public interest issue.

*  $20 towards funding an intern to work with an international expert on cutting edge public interest science.

* $25 towards expenses for public talks at a school or university so the Bioscience Resource Project can promote public interest science.

* $$ helps us grow a strong independent media for a healthy, equitable and sustainable food system.

You can support the work of the Bioscience Resource Project using the Donate buttons on either the Bioscience Resource Project or the Independent Science News website or you can donate by sending a check, payable to the Bioscience Resource Project, to the following address:

 The Bioscience Resource Project

PO Box 6869

Ithaca, NY 14851, USA

Like all Gift Fair members, the Bioscience Resource Project is a non-profit organization and all gifts are tax-deductible (in the USA).

We thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy and use both Project websites in 2012.

Best Wishes from

The board members and volunteers of the Bioscience Resource Project.