To mark what would have been Alternative Gifts International's founder Harriet Prichard’s 92nd Birthday, (May 30), AGI renewed its loan of $5000 to support Fonkoze, a nonprofit which provides microloans to support the people of Haiti. Harriet had such a love and passion for Haiti and its people.…
On June 3 , 2020, Surinder Moore, Director of Alternative Gifts International, released the following statement regarding the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN, on May 25, 2020:
The brutal murder of George Floyd is a reminder that America has a long way to go to achieve…
Our Where Needed Most fund helps programs that didn’t receive much funding support. Last year, we boosted a job training cause allowing more than 220 young women to participate in a program that teaches women how to make goods from recycled materials. Without the boost, only 80 women…
If you have a passion for writing, and love what we do, we could use your help! Storytelling is a critical tool used to garner support for programs that change the lives of many around the world. This position requires writing content for our website, and newsletters.
The state of our country, and many other countries around the world, are in complete panic over the Corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic. The uncertainty is affecting us all; particularly those who are especially vulnerable: the elderly, expectant mothers, kids, and people with autoimmune deficiencies. There are also those who were…
Alternative Spring Break, is a volunteering opportunity for students who are looking for a way to make a difference in the world, while they are on a break from school. Through fun activities, students with a service mindset can create lasting change for communities around the world.
Through this free two-day…
The holidays remind us of what is the most important. For some, it may be family—others, may value community. There are numerous humanitarian efforts that are common around the holidays: turkey drives, volunteering at a soup kitchen, and buying toys for orphan kids are just a few. However, there are…
This time of year is filled with long shopping lines, credit card debt through the roof, and temporarily satisfied kids. After the holidays have passed, a lot of kids stop playing with their new toys. Some toys even remain unopened. Then there’s the issue of shopping for your…
Near the end of our last catalog season, we advertised a greeting card contest to help us come up with a new design to be sold by us, but created by one of you! After reviewing the entries, we are proud to announce Brent Rosenberger as the winner of our…
As you’re searching for a recipe for a fun Halloween night, consider these from around the world from places where our causes are at!
Kar Assaly - Egypt
How to make it: https://www.food.com/recipe/egyptian-pumpkin-pie-a-k-a-kar-assaly-194443
Check out our cause in Egypt here: https://alternativegifts.org/giving/gifting/causes/13-pathways-out-of-poverty-haiti
Canh bi do thit - Vietnam
Kabocha Squash Soup…