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Extend Your Impact Beyond the Holiday Season!

December 21, 2022

Looking for a way to make a difference in the world, even after the traditional gift-giving season has passed?

Consider these simple ways to change lives with AGI as you enter 2023!

1. Sign up for recurring donations

Give monthly, quarterly, or even weekly to make a difference year-round! You can choose from…

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Community Members Building Nursery in Bigue

Millions Of Haitians Are Food-Insecure: You Can Help

November 4, 2022

According to recent reports from the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), 4.7 million Haitians are currently facing crisis levels of food insecurity or worse (a third of the country!*). At the “crisis” level, there are either gaps in people’s food consumption sufficient to contribute to heightened levels of malnutrition,…

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Give A Little Love: How One School Raised Money For Global Causes

February 15, 2022

Alternative Gift Markets don’t have to be held only during the Christmas season. Our mission is to inspire humanitarian gifting in honor of family, friends, and associates for all special occasions.

We love partnering with organizations who value the concept of alternative gifting to support people near and far.

One school we’ve…

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Ethiopian Kids Reading


November 22, 2021

Ethiopia Reads’ digital media is now addressing literacy through online media to promote project activities outside of the traditional library setting.

In addition to the mobile libraries that reside outside of a traditional library setting, the newly launched Ethiopia Reads Digital Literacy Project is an extension of

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Join Us In Celebrating Lent

March 1, 2021

During this season of self-examination and reflection, consider an Alternative way to celebrate Lent. There are many ways you can join in the fun of giving back to uplift someone in need. Below are 3 impactful ways you can get involved with Alternative Gifts International for Lent!

Challenge #1: Give up…

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Water Wells For Her Future - Update

November 16, 2020

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AGI staff members were invited to participate in a Zoom call for long-term major supporters of Water for South Sudan (WFSS). We had the opportunity to hear from the founder, Salva Dut, about the challenges the organization has overcome during the Covid-19 pandemic. According to Salva, because “water was…

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You Can inspire Change!

September 14, 2020

2020 has given us a lot to think about. For some, there’s a helplessness as the world changed from pre-COVID to what we see today. You may have wondered what you and your family can do during this uncertain time. Some people around the world and here,…

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Coronavirus Creativity

Coronavirus Creativity

September 7, 2020

Amidst a global pandemic, many individuals and faith organizations are struggling to find ways to safely make a difference. Those who have previously hosted Alternative Gift Markets in-person are now faced with a number of decisions to make about how to proceed in uncertain times. While this has posed challenges,…

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COVID Hunger Image Credit Mick Haupt

A Hunger Crisis Brews Amid COVID-19

September 1, 2020

Between March and June of 2020, about 4 in 10 people visited food banks. These are individuals who had previously not needed emergency food assistance. Many food banks reported seeing a new record, an average increase of 50% in visits across the nation.

Job loss has presented all kinds of…

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