What Is An Alternative Gift Market?
An Alternative Gift Market is a fundraiser that raises money for Causes in our Gifts Inspiring Change catalog. Traditional (local) markets are typically held in community spaces and feature booths where donors can "shop" and support causes they care about. Market shoppers choose Causes and receive handmade gift ornaments (created by booth hosts) that represent the Causes they donated to. Alternative Gift Markets can be held any time of the year! Host a market for New Years, Valentine's Day, Lent, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Graduation, Retirement Parties, Christmas or just because! Scroll down to read how you can get started.
I love doing all my holiday shopping at such a fun and inspiring event. I always find projects whose focus matches those near to the hearts of my gift recipients. It’s so easy to give a gift that honors my family and gives hope to another. - Suzi Miner