Host A World-Changing Market

Rather than buying a traditional gift for a loved one, shoppers at Alternative Gift Markets can honor their friends and family by donating to various national and international humanitarian projects. When you host a gift market, you have the opportunity to give back to your local community by nominating a food pantry or homeless shelter for a grant. Pair your local gift market with an online market (crowdfund) via our website, to encourage convenient giving for people who cannot make it to your market. To learn more about a local or online gift market, visit the links below.


"I tend to give alternative gifts to people in my family and I look for projects that relate to them in personal ways. It is always a bit of a fun puzzle to figure out what gifts will work for which family members. But I can sit by the café at the market and munch on some of their home-made goodies while I deliberate, so it is best to draw it out as long as possible!" - Meme Overholt