Why not purchase a gift for someone that helps those in need. Choose gifts from11 local charities such as the Embry Rucker Shelter, FISH, the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter, and Friends of Homeless Animals. There are also 18 international charities represented with gift ideas from bicycles for health care workers in Namibia to clean water for rural schools in India. For $25, why not buy your favorite teacher the gift of schools supplies for a student in Peru. Heifer International will be also be at the market with gifts of chicks, goats, and bee’s! And don’t miss all the fair trade crafts from Ten Thousand Villages. Choose from over 20 beautiful cards that are free with every gift donation which includes a description of the gift you are purchasing for a loved one. Come experience the true meaning of the holidays with conscious gift giving at the 14th Annual Alternative Gift Market at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston. All proceeds go to the charities.