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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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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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How To Volunteer With AGI

April 24, 2020

Content Writer

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. 

Office Assistant

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March 27, 2020

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…

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Alternative Spring Break

Alternative Spring Break

February 11, 2020

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…

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Three Unique Ways To Give Back This Holiday Season

December 18, 2019

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…

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