Past markets

2015 marked the 21st year for the Wichita Alternative Gift Market. The Market is held on the 2nd Saturday of November each year. Special thanks to our market location for 2015: East Heights United Methodist Church, located at 4407 E. Douglas!

Below are the results of fundraising on Market Day, Nov. 14, 2015.

WAGM 2015 results map from AGI

Save the date for Saturday, November 12, 2016 and join us for a fun, ecumenical, city-wide market experience! Learn about ways you can give gifts that have a positive impact on the world — gifts that sustain the earth, promote peace and justice, and address the needs of our local and global neighbors.

Since 1995, Wichitans have shopped at the Wichita Alternative Gift Market, hosted by a growing number of churches, schools, and businesses that raise money for dozens of humanitarian and environmental projects. The market features projects from the Alternative Gifts International catalog, fair trade and handmade gifts from local vendors, holiday music and a relaxing atmosphere.

Special thanks to Grace Presbyterian Church, who hosted the market for nearly 20 years. Here are the total amounts raised at the Wichita Alternative Gift Market over the past few years:

Year  Total
2015  $ 30,360
2014  $ 29,016
2013  $ 28,676
2012  $ 27,233
2011  $ 29,971
2010  $ 23,467
2015-2016 AGI catalog

2015-2016 AGI catalog

The Wichita Alternative Gift Market is not just an event; it is a community of people who care. It is not just a shopping day; it is an opportunity to make our world a better place. It is not religious, nor political, nor commercial; it is an alternative to the holiday frenzy and a unique way to experience the golden rule.

The concept began in the early 1980’s and has grown throughout the USA thanks to hundreds of congregations, social clubs, inter-faith groups and schools hosting similar markets. Wichita hosts one of the largest markets in the nation.

For more information please contact Alternative Gifts International at 316-269-0635 or email agi@alternativegifts.org.