I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another. --Thomas Jefferson
More ways you can help AGI to help others
Organize an Alternative Gift Market
Help AGI reach more people. Alternative Gift Markets (AGM) are AGI's unique way of drawing caring people together in its mission to help others in need. Volunteer organizers tell us constantly of the satisfaction they get from presenting some of AGI's projects "for sale" to their congregation, school, organization or business place. AGI will stand behind you all the way with instructions, materials and advice for setting up your "marketplace."
Your market can be as simple as two or three projects, or all of them. It's very easy to do. And fun. Organizers, other volunteers, and donors all derive great satisfaction from learning about the projects and doing what they can to help. Every year, thousands of people across the USA and elsewhere are instrumental in literally changing the course of another's life through AGM donations.
There is no limit to where an AGM can be held. They have been held in churches, in individual classrooms and entire schools. Some college instructors require them in their coursework as a lesson in philanthropy, civics or international relations. Inmates in a prison even held an AGM. Click here to learn more...
Donate items to AGI
AGI's Wish List:
- Printing service
- Computers and peripherals
- Storage units (for interior use)
- Fire extinguishers
- Help with building repair work
- Hand tools
- Roofing materials
- Electrical services
- Plumbing services
- Equipment rental services
- Misc. office items
Please call 316-269-0635 or 800-842-2243 if you have something you can donate to help us reduce operating expenses.
Use AGI's links to do your Amazon.com shopping
If you click over to Amazon.com through a link on our web pages and purchase a product, AGI will receive between 5.25 and 7.5 percent of the purchase price. Please consider making all your future Amazon purchases through one of our links. With every purchase you'll be helping AGI to help others in need around the world.
Shop famous brands through iGive.com
Why shop through iGive? Because each time you make a purchase through iGive.com AGI will receive a commission. What's more, AGI's commission is a tax deduction for you. It's another way to help AGI in its mission to help others. You'll find 582 different merchants, including Gap, Ann Taylor, Old Navy, Best Buy, Sharper Image, Tire Rack, Dell, Sony, The Disney Store, Linens 'n' Things, and Sears. And just about every shopping category you can think of.
More ways you can help the world
Thousands of local and national organizations depend on volunteers to help them do their work. Some would simply cease to exist without the committment of their dedicated volunteers, whose gift of time helps to defray operating expenses. While hundreds of thousands of men, women and even children contribute their time to help others in need, most organizations still run short of enough volunteers. Even an hour or two a week is a valuable contribution to the service of helping others.
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