Market Day is the 2nd Saturday of November

Join us for our 27th annual Wichita Alternative Gift Market on Saturday, November 13, 2021. We are excited that Hillside Christian Church will host the 2021 market event (and again in 2022)!

Thanks to all who joined us for the 26th Annual market in 2020. We raised over $22,000—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 “crowdfund:”

To support the local projects as well as the AGI causes, please:

  • call in your order to AGI at 316-269-0635, or
  • shop AGI’s in-person “mini-market” by appointment only. Call 316-269-0635 or email to arrange your personal shopping time at AGI’s downtown Wichita headquarters. Or:
  • complete and mail the Wichita market shopping list (available soon) 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:

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.

2017 Wichita Alternative Gift Market at University Congregational Church, Wichita.

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.

A volunteer discusses environmental sustainability with a 2015 shopper. Photo: Sonny Laracuente
A volunteer discusses environmental sustainability with a 2015 shopper. Photo: Sonny Laracuente

Special thanks to our sponsors for the 2021 Wichita Alternative Gift Market:

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5 Responses to

  1. Pingback: Wichita Alternative Gift Market to be held on Saturday, Nov. 12 | KSN-TV

  2. Kimberly toupin says:

    How can an organization become a vendor?

  3. Belinda Childs says:

    Do you still need volunteers?

  4. Elaine Harvey says:

    What are your 2020 Local Projects

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