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Deb Ritchie (left) scopes out merchandise with the help of volunteer Alicia Kelly-Johnson at Malibu United Methodist Church’s alternative gift market, held Nov. 17. Photos by Suzy Demeter/Surfside News
Janet Ann Purtell (left) and Madison Smith, of the Malibu High School Zanmi Club, smile with pillows sold at the alternative gift market to support residents of Haiti.
Alternative gifts were sold to support various projects.
Jo Ann Green looks at a bowl at the African Team Ministries booth.
(Left to right) Marilyn Green, volunteer and event organizer for the alternative gift market, poses alongside of MHS student Madison Smith, who is involved with the Zanmi Project as well as Zanmi Club Co-founders Natalie Soloway and Heikki Ketola. The merchandise — baskets, pillows and stuffed dolls — are made in Haiti from donated T-shirts. A recycling program is set up at MHS where students donate their used T-shirts for this foundation. One-hundred percent of the proceeds go toward the women who create the merchandise in Haiti.
Barbara Burke, Freelance Reporter
1:56 pm PST November 24, 2019
Standard holiday gifts were nowhere to be seen, but the spirit of Christmas was ever-present Nov. 17 at Malibu United Methodist Church’s alternative gift market.