Alternative Gift Market

What is an Alternative Gift Market?

It is a project of the mission & benevolence committee of FPC Missions and organizations represented at the market are not supported by the FPC budget. Donations go directly to the organization represented at the market. It allows you to express your compassion through gifts that provide:


Food for the hungry

Clean water and solar power to those who need it

Micro loans to help stabilize a future for families

Hope for those suffering from the effects of war and human trafficking

A chance to go to school

Medical help

Disaster Relief

Plus, beautiful hand-made gifts from artisans all over the world.


How it works!

Shoppers have fun matching gifts to the passions of family and friends.

Gift cards are available that include information describing who will be benefiting the gift.

FINCA  International

Mission

To alleviate poverty through lasting solutions that help people build assets, create jobs and raise their standard of living.


Vision

To build a global network of sustainable and scalable social enterprises that improve lives worldwide.


Organization

With headquarters in Washington, DC, our goal at FINCA International is to provide low-income people around the world the tools they need to succeed. FINCA’s programs benefit millions of people across five continents. We do that by offering responsible financial services, such as small loans or savings accounts; by reaching people in remote communities using technology like mobile phones and tablets; and by providing access to life-enhancing products, like solar home systems and clean cookstoves.



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CWS-Church World service

Our vision is a world where everyone has food, voice and a safe place to call home.

After seven decades moving towards this goal, CWS has the faith and experience to know it’s possible. Working around the world, we’ve seen gardens flourishing in barren land. Migrants and refugees finding home even after every door seems to have been closed. Houses standing strong against nature’s worst disasters. That’s the power of your compassion at work when it links to human resilience.


Ways To Give

Baskets of Africa

The Baskets of Africa and African Allure websites were founded with a focus on helping artisans throughout Africa by offering their beautiful creations to customers worldwide. Most of the artists we represent are subsistence farmers in rural areas, raising crops and livestock to feed their families. By purchasing one of the handmade creations from our collections, you are contributing to the preservation of African culture and the artists' financial independence.



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guatemalan crafts

Mission Presbytery Guatemala Partnership has a long history of mission trips and activities in Guatemala.  Through its share from sales of fair trade Mayan crafts, the Guatemala Partnership is able to support seminary education in Guatemala, Mission Presbytery church mission trips to Guatemala, and Triennium participation for students from Guatemala.



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Prosperity candle

Prosperity Candle began by training war widows in Iraq in candle-making and entrepreneurship, and since have impacted the lives of hundreds of Burmese, Bhutanese, Congolese, Haitian and Iraqi women and refugees resettled from overseas refugee camps through UN, federal and state programs. The work they do supports the belief that equal opportunity for women and girls everywhere creates a brighter future for all. 




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servv

Fighting Global Poverty Through Fair and Ethical Trade - One of the first fair trade organizations in the world, SERRV International began its mission by helping displaced European refugees trade their handcrafts for income after the Second World War. Since then, we've extended our reach to 24 countries worldwide, working to empower over 8,000 artisans and farmers every year by selling their beautiful handcrafts.


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Rahab's Rope

The mission of Rahab's Rope is to give hope and opportunity to women and girls that are at risk or have been forced into the commercial sex trade of India. A safe and loving environment is provided that will enable them to grow and develop both physically and spiritually.


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Faith in practice

The mission of Faith In Practice is to improve the physical, spiritual, and economic conditions of the poor in Guatemala through short-term surgical, medical, and dental mission trips and health-related educational programs. Our mission is based on an ecumenical understanding that as people of God we are called to demonstrate the love and compassion that is an outward sign of God's presence among us.


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haiti education foundation

From one woman's effort and one small school in 1981, the Haiti Education Foundation has grown in to 34 elementary and 6 high schools educating over 7,000 students. Through their schools, these children will be able to learn to read, write, and learn a trade which will help them and their families out of the poverty that runs rampant across the island. 100% of donations go directly to Haiti, with nothing deducted for administrative fees.


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heifer international

Heifer International works in 21 countries around the world alongside local farmers and business owners.  They support farmers and their communities as they mobilize and envision their futures, provide training so they can improve the quantity and quality of the goods they produce, and connections to market to increase sales and incomes.


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living waters for the world


Living Waters for the World (LWW) exists to provide clean, safe water to those in the world who desperately need it and to support the volunteers and communities with whom they have relationships.  LWW trains volunteers to establish and lead water mission teams that partner with communities to create and operate sustainable water purification systems and health education programs.  



NOTE: LWW does not drill wells or provide other water access solutions. LWW empowers communities to treat available but contaminated water.


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Phone: (615) 261-4008 (option 2, then 1)

Our journey sunshine academy

Our Journey Sunshine Academy is a preschool in rural Njoro, Kenya committed to providing quality education to deeply impoverished children.  They not only educate nearly 100 students, but also feed them twice a day--for many, these are the only meals they will receive each day. In response to Covid-19 they have begun distributing food for 50 families related to our school.  The cost of this is $12.90 per family for two weeks.  They also sew masks for community members in need.



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Solar Under The Sun has held over twenty Solar Schools and graduated over 350 students in our Solar 1 and Solar 2 courses.  Those students have gone on to install solar energy systems that are powering Living Waters for the World's water purification systems, wells, schools, churches, orphanages, health clinics, and homes in places of the world that lacked reliable electricity.  In a short seven years, Solar Under the Sun's ministry started in Haiti and has spread to Kenya, Uganda, Ukraine, Guatemala, Puerto Rico and Honduras.  


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presbyterian disaster asst. 

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance enables congregations and mission partners of the Presbyterian Church USA to witness to the healing love of Christ by caring for communities adversely affected by crises and catastrophic events.  To learn more: Click here for video  The PDA website allows you to meet a specific need by scrolling to Currently Responding where you may choose a national or international disaster need.

  • Focuses on the long term recovery of disaster impacted communities.
  • Provides training and disaster preparedness for presbyteries and synods.
  • Works collaboratively with church partners and members of the ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together) internationally, and nationally with other faith based responders.
  • Connects partners locally and internationally with key organizations active in the response — United Nations, NVOAD (National Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster), World Food Program, Red Cross, FEMA and others.

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Text PDA To 20222 To Give $10

  

Phone: (800) 872-3283 (specify to PDA) 


Chenoa stock - pcusa missionary to peru

Much of Peru’s indigenous population lives in poverty, both in remote areas and on the urban periphery. The Joining Hands Peru Network was started in the 1990s with the help of the Presbyterian Hunger Program. The member organizations work at the grassroots level, accompanying communities and non-governmental organizations as they empower at-risk communities and challenge systems that generate hunger and cause environmental depredation. 



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