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Please note our NEW location for 2017!

2017 Wichita Alternative Gift Market

Saturday, November 11, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
University Congregational Church
9209 E. 29th St. N.
Wichita, KS 67214

Our new host location for 2017!

Our new host location for 2017!


Market setup day:

Friday, November 10, 2017


Project Picking Night for 2017 Market

Thursday, August 24, 2017
7:00 p.m.
University Congregational Church
9209 E. 29th St. N.
Wichita, KS 67214

Attn: Wichita-area congregations, businesses, clubs, schools, and service organizations! Please join us on Project Picking Night to select the Alternative Gifts International (AGI) project you will sponsor at our 2017 Wichita Alternative Gift Market. As always, the market will be held the second Saturday of November—but this year we are pleased to announce our new host location for 2017: University Congregational Church.

Selecting your project in August will allow you plenty of time to prepare for the market by recruiting volunteers, crafting ornaments, planning your table decorations, and inviting your friends, congregants, and/or coworkers.

When you have selected your project, AGI will provide posters, greeting cards, gift inserts (with descriptions of your projects that shoppers sponsor), ideas (for ornaments and table decorations), resources and more! In return, we ask that your organization contribute $50 towards publicity/advertising expenses, to help bring more donors/shoppers to the market.

Complete project descriptions can be found in the 2017-2018 AGI catalog:

http://www.alternativegifts.org/

If you are interested in participating in the 2017 market, please contact one of our volunteer steering committee members or the staff at the Alternative Gifts International Office, headquartered in Wichita:

• Surinder Moore, Alternative Gifts International, 316-269-0635, agi@alternativegifts.org
• Laura McFall, 2017 volunteer vommittee Chair, 316-993-6341, mcfall.kelly@att.net
• Julie Brin, publicity/marketing volunteer, 316-841-4391, juliebrin@gmail.com
• Suzi Miner, Sally Huber, Eli Hess, and My-Trinh Nguyen

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2018 and beyond: save the dates — mark your calendars for the 2nd Saturday of each November!

Special thanks to the members and staff of Grace Presbyterian Church for so graciously hosting the Wichita Alternative Gift Market for 19 years in their Great Room! Thanks, as well, to the staff and volunteers at East Heights United Methodist Church, who helped to host the market for two years in 2015 and 2016. And thanks to University Congregational Church for their commitment to hosting in 2017 and 2018!

For more information, contact Alternative Gifts International at 316-269-0635.

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