The Bioscience Resource Project will be participating in the Eleventh Annual Ithaca Alternative Gift Fair to be held on December 6th, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the First Baptist and First Presbyterian churches bordering Dewitt Park, Ithaca, N.Y.

Come talk to Project volunteers and board members and pick up information about the Project and its work. You can also support the Project financially by purchasing gift donations to the Bioscience Resource Project. These make excellent holiday presents for friends and family who have an interest in independent media, public interest science, food and agriculture, health and the environment.

We will be at Table 13, offering the following gifts:

$5  Helps bring a leading public interest scientist to Ithaca to speak about food and agriculture.

$10 Provides reading materials for an Ithaca Freeskool class on the Ethics and Politics of Science.

$15 Contributes to a local OneHealth workshop: Connecting Environment, Biology and Culture.

$25 Helps fund open-access publication of a scientific paper on GMO risk assessment.

$$ Donate any amount to support the Independent Science News website – investigative reporting in the public interest.

If you cannot come to the Gift Fair on December 6th, all of these gifts can be purchased from December 7 through 31 on the Alternative Gift Fair’s website: Donations of any amount can be made at any time on the Bioscience Resource Project’s Donate page.

The Bioscience Resource Project is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

More about the Alternatives Gift Fair and How to Purchase Gifts Online
The 11th Ithaca Alternative Gift Fair will be open on December 6, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the First Baptist and First Presbyterian churches bordering Dewitt Park, near the corner of North Cayuga and Court Streets. This year’s fair hosts 55 local not-for-profit organizations and features 275 gifts of charitable donations.

The Ithaca Alternative Gift Fair unites the community around a common goal of a more meaningful, less commercialized holiday. It helps people bypass the annual stress of holiday shopping and accumulation of “stuff” while honoring friends and relatives with donations to causes that fit their values. Gifts start at $5, and each gift comes with a greeting card and an insert about the organization you are supporting.

Over $480,000 has been donated through the Ithaca Alternative Gift Fair since 2004. A complete list of participating organizations and a preview of the gifts will soon be available online at: All of the gifts can be purchased online from December 7 through 31 on the fair’s website.

The event is sponsored by the Center for Transformative Action, with generous support from: Acorn Designs, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Just Be Cause Foundation, Tompkins Community Action, and Tompkins County Public Library.

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