Join the Peace Coalition at the 2021 Southern Illinois Alternative Gift Fair to be held Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. at the Carbondale Civic Center.      

The Peace Coalition table will have 2022 Syracuse Cultural Worker's Peace Calendars, a variety of buttons and bumper stickers and other items for sale.  The Alternative Gift Fair offers shoppers a choice of holiday gifts to honor family and friends while supporting charities and non-profit organizations in a festive atmosphere. Gifts range from $10-20 dollars to provide holiday meals for homeless persons to $15-20 for a cab ride for a family escaping domestic violence, $25 to save a piece of wetland, or $50 for meals to those in our community in need. For each donation, the giver may get a holiday card with a description of the organization and gift, or some other item representing their gift. And in addition to donations, some organizations will be selling gifts that help others or help the earth, such as hand-made crafts, fair-trade chocolate or wildlife calendars.