WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – If you are looking for a different kind of shopping experience, the Wichita Alternative Gift Market may offer you the unique holiday experience.

The event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12 at East Heights United Methodist Church. There is no charge for admission.About the Alternative Gift Market

Gifts are purchased in honor of family, friends, colleagues, and others in a market setting which provides an alternative to the traditional, “commercial” holiday shopping experience.

Instead of buying candy for Aunt Sally, a shopper at this market might sponsor food for a pantry in the U.S. or purchase medicines for families in a developing country. Then Aunt Sally receives an attractive card telling her about this unique gift given in her honor. You also may choose to give her a hand-made ornament to represent the gift; ornaments are a unique feature of the Wichita Alternative Gift Market, made by volunteers.