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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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Alternative Gift International Renews Loan To Support Fonkoze

June 18, 2020

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.…

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