Market Day is the 2nd Saturday of November
Join us for our 28th annual Wichita Alternative Gift Market on Saturday, November 12, 2022. We are excited that Hillside Christian Church will again host the 2022 market event!
Thanks to all who joined us for the 27th Annual market in 2021. We raised over $25,000 on market day. Then, factoring in mini-markets and our online crowdfund, our grand total for 2021 was over $40,000—that’s a lot of food, medicine, educational supplies and more for our neighbors in need, in Wichita and around the world.
Can’t make it to the in-person event on market day? You can still support the regional, national, and international causes online through our 2022 market “crowdfund:”
To support the local projects as well as the AGI causes, please:
- call in your order to AGI at 316-269-0635, or
- complete and mail the Wichita market shopping list (available in the Fall) to:
P.O. Box 3810
Wichita, KS 67201-3810
with your check made payable to Alternative Gifts International. Inserts describing the causes you support are free. You can use your own greeting cards, or order from AGI for $2 each; more information at: https://alternativegifts.org/giving/gifting/catalog.
Orders can also be picked up at the AGI office (1020 E. English, Suite B, Wichita KS 67211) by appointment; please call in advance: 316-269-0635. Face coverings required, please. Curbside pickup is available.
Alternative gifts honor family, friends, and colleagues and provide an alternative to our modern culture of consumerism.
Instead of buying candy for Aunt Sally, a shopper at this market might sponsor food for a pantry in the U.S. or purchase medicines for families in a developing country. Aunt Sally receives an attractive card telling her about this unique gift given in her honor. You also may choose to give her a hand-made ornament to represent the gift; complimentary ornaments handmade by volunteers, are a unique feature of the Wichita Alternative Gift Market.
Most of the gifts at such a market are available through the Alternative Gifts International annual catalog. The gifts offered in the “Gifts Inspiring Change” catalog are unique. They are gifts of peace and justice, gifts that are sustainable and that build security. These alternative gifts multiply and grow, sometimes exponentially, and offer hope and new life to people facing grave crises and need. They challenge the trivia of our modern culture. These are authentic gifts that people really use and cherish. They always fit and are never thrown away.
Special thanks to our sponsors for the 2021 Wichita Alternative Gift Market:
- KMUW 89.1 FM – Wichita Public Radio (with continued Media Sponsorship in 2022)
- McClelland Inc.
- Mike Johnson Sales, Inc.
- Skaer Veterinary Clinic