Local Partners


We are gearing up for our 24th annual market on November 10th, 2018 at University Congregational, and we’re thrilled that so many organizations and families have committed to participate so far! We are pleased to announce that the 2018 market’s Media Sponsor is KMUW – 89.1 FM, NPR for Wichita (a service of Wichita State University).

If you, your family, your scout troop, your coworkers, your congregation, or your neighborhood group would like to participate this year, please contact Alternative Gifts International at 316-269-0635. Please join us for “Project Picking Night” on August 23, 2018 at University Congregational — see the “Events” tab for more details.


  • Project 1. Humble Hearts Fruit Project – Kenya
  • Project 2. Lunch & Books for Every Student – Cambodia/Thialand
  • Project 3. Nourish the Hungry & Homeless – USA
  • Project 4. Backyard Gardening – Philippines
  • Project 5. Urban Mobile Libraries – Ethiopia
  • Project 6. STEP Education – Lebanon
  • Project 7. Teach For Life – Global
  • Project 8. STEM Program for American Indian Youth – USA
  • Project 9. A Brighter Future for Zeballeen Children – Egypt
  • Proj 10. Empowering Women through the Weaving Collective – Guatemala
  • Proj 11. Preparing Young Women In Kenya for Careers – Kenya
  • Proj 12. Empowering Women and Children Through Education – Mexico
  • Proj 13. Rescuing Victims from Sex Trafficking – The Philippines, India, Dominican Republic
  • Proj 14. Bikes for Healthcare and Orphans in Africa- Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania & Zambia
  • Proj 15. Healthy Children, Healthy Families – Mexico
  • Proj 16. Mobile Medical Care Reaching Haiti’s Most Vulnerable Villages – Haiti
  • Proj 17. Medicine for Children, Women and Men – Burma
  • Proj 18. Wheelchairs- Because No One Should Have to Crawl – Global
  • Proj 19. Purified Water for Rural Villages – India
  • Proj 20. Training Bolivian Farmers – Bolivia
  • Proj 21. Pig Pens & Fish Ponds for Tribal Families – Thailand +
  • Proj 22. Reforesting Central America – Belize, Honduras, Panama
  • Proj 23. Fresh Water Wells – South Sudan
  • Proj 24. Protect the Land, Preserve Endangered Species – Mongolia
  • Proj 25. Pay it Forward with a Goat! – Haiti +
  • Proj 26. Creating Hope with Micro-Loans – Guatemala, Haiti, India, Moldova, Peru, The Philippines, So. Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Zambia
  • Proj 27. Bee Keeping Starter Kits – Haiti
  • Proj 28. Rebuild Homes for Flood and Hurricane Victims – USA
  • Proj 29. AGI Where Most Needed
  • Proj 30. AGI Mission

For more details about the Alternative Gifts International (AGI) causes listed above, please visit:



2017 Market Partners

We could not have done it without our 2017 sponsoring organizations who joined us at University Congregational for the 23rd annual market! AGI projects were adopted by:

  • AARP-Wichita
  • Church Women United
  • College Hill UMC
  • First Presbyterian
  • Girl Scouts of KS Heartland Troops 40413 & 40914
  • Grace Presbyterian
  • Hess Family
  • Hillside CC
  • Lorraine Ave. MC
  • MakeICT
  • Maxwell Family
  • NAMI Wichita
  • North Heights CC
  • PEO Sisterhood KS Chapter BP
  • Pine Valley CC
  • Praise Chapel
  • Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of KS
  • St. James Episcopal
  • St. Stephens Episcopal
  • The Dock CC
  • Trinity Presbyterian
  • University Congregational
  • WSU Alumni Jennifer Tran & My-Trinh Nguyen

2016 Market Partners

We are grateful to our co-sponsoring partners of the 2016 market. Thanks to them, all of the projects in the 2016-2017 Alternative Gifts International catalog were adopted: Church Women United, College Hill UMC, Fairmount GoZones, First Church of the Brethren, First Presbyterian Women, Grace Presbyterian Church, Heartspring / Sigma Alpha Sorority, Hess Family, Lorraine Avenue Mennonite, Maxwell Family, My-Trinh Nguyen, North Heights CC, P.E.O. Sisterhood Kansas Chapter BP, Pine Valley CC, Praise Chapel, Gay Quisenberry, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Kansas, Roth Project (Alzheimer’s Association, Central & Western KS), St. James Episcopal Church (Sunday School & Youth Group), St. Stephens Episcopal, The Dock CC, Jennifer Tran, Trinity Presbyterian, University Congregational, WSU Global Awareness Student Project (GASP), WSU Pre-Medical Student Association

2015 Market Partners

Thanks to the following groups who partnered with us for the November 14, 2015 market by adopting AGI projects from the 2015-2016 catalog: Calvary United Methodist Mission Possible 5th Graders, Cheney Family, Church Women United, College Hill United Methodist (Viceroy Class and CHUM Women), East High School “Aces for a Better World,” First Church of the Brethren, First Presbyterian Church, Grace Presbyterian Church, Hyde International Studies/Communications Magnet Elementary School, Lorraine Avenue Mennonite, Maxwell Family, Michalle Family, North Heights Christian Church, Pine Valley Christian Church, Praise Chapel, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Kansas, St. James Episcopal (three classes/groups), The Dock Christian Church, Trinity Presbyterian Church, University Congregational Church (two classes), WSU Global Awareness Student Project (GASP; two groups), and WSU Pre Med Student Association (two groups).

The following local organizations were our 2015 market vendors: East Heights United Methodist Church (fair-trade coffee, tea, and chocolate); Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Kansas (2016 international wall calendars); Fair Trade Fans Wichita / Newton (formerly Ten Thousand Villages Newton; fair-trade hand crafts and gift items); and Wichita Women’s Initiative Network (gourmet food mixes, woven textiles).

2014 Market Partners

Thanks to these wonderful groups, all 30 international AGI projects had sponsors at the 2014 Market! Calvary United Methodist 5th Graders, Church Women United, College Hill United Methodist Missions/Viceroy class, College Hill United Methodist Women, The Dock Christian Church DOC, Dear Neighbor Ministries, Episcopal Campus Ministries, First Church of the Brethren, Grace Presbyterian Deacons, Hillside Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Hyde Elementary, Lorraine Avenue Mennonite, Maxwell Family, Multiculture Celebration & Education Association, Pine Valley Christian Church, Praise Chapel, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Kansas, St. James Episcopal Sunday School Classes & Youth Group, Trinity Presbyterian, Urban Younglife, University Congregational, WSU Global Awareness Student Project, WSU Pre-Medical Student Association, YWCA Women’s Crisis Center

Every year, we partner with a handful of Wichita area non-profits and invite them to participate in WAGM. Our mission is to raise money to support the projects in the Alternative Gifts International catalog. But we take the risk of drawing attention away from AGI in a very intentional way and for a very specific reason: we want  more people to come to the Wichita Alternative Gift Market. Our hope (and prayer) is that by offering local organizations the chance to be at the WAGM, their loyal fans will come to support them, and in the process discover the wonderful work done by AGI. The Local Projects for 2014 were: Dear Neighbor Ministries, Fairmount GoZones, Head to Toe Hygiene Pantry, Urban Younglife

Local vendors for 2014 were: Grace Presbyterian Church, Olive Branch Mission African Jewelry Project, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Kansas, Wichita Audubon Society, Wichita Women’s Initiative Network