Local Partners

2017 MARKET PARTNERS

We are gearing up for our 23rd annual market on November 11, 2017 at University Congregational, and we’re thrilled that so many organizations and families have committed to participate! We are pleased to announce that the 2017 market is sponsored by McClelland Sound.

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. There is only 1 Alternative Gifts International project/cause remaining to adopt as of 10/28/17:

  • #14 “Save Every Woman with Early Detection” (cervical cancer prevention in Tanzania)

2017 partners (and their adopted AGI projects) include:

PAST MARKETS:

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

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