Alternative Gift Market

Our annual market hosts vendors selling fair trade, environmentally-sustainable and reasonably-priced holiday gifts that create positive change for refugees and disenfranchised populations.

Shopping Our Values

Shopping Our Values is an idea that really resonates with many of us at NDPC. Fair Trade certification is a system that supports transparency so consumers can, in fact, shop their values.

Fair Trade

FAIR TRADE means that workers are ensured of a living wage; that working conditions are safe and healthy; that there is oversight and transparency in working conditions; and that there is attention to sustainability—social, environmental, and economic—throughout production and distribution.

Building Relationships

As the number of entrepreneurial businesses launched by Clarkston residents who came to the U.S. as refugees has grown rapidly, NDPC’s Alternative Gift Market has included more and more of these local vendors. This form of “shopping our values” relies on first-hand transparency, through relationships built by members of NDPC.

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Alternative Gift Market

Alternative Gift Market

The Alternative Gift Market, sponsored is an opportunity to purchase Fair Trade items from co-operatives in developing countries.

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Karen’s Scrubbies are a fan favorite. Select from hot pads, dish rags or scrubbies to keep your dishes clean. This year the proceeds go to El Refugio, which provides help and support to immigrants detained at Stewart Detention Center and Stone of Hope honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Hand crocheted by our own Karen Weaver, these make great stocking stuffers. www.elrefugiostewart.org/ ... See MoreSee Less

Karen’s Scrubbies are a fan favorite.  Select from hot pads, dish rags or scrubbies to keep your dishes clean.  This year the proceeds go to El Refugio, which provides help and support to immigrants detained at Stewart Detention Center and Stone of Hope honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.  Hand crocheted by our own Karen Weaver, these make great stocking stuffers. https://www.elrefugiostewart.org/Image attachment

TOMORROW is the day, 10-3. Take a trip around the world for all your holiday gifts. Shops with a purpose. Check out all the fabulous vendors at ndpc.org/agm. ... See MoreSee Less

TOMORROW is the day, 10-3. Take a trip around the world for all your holiday gifts.  Shops with a purpose. Check out all the fabulous vendors at ndpc.org/agm.

We are pleased to again host items from the Women's Bean Project, including soup and chili kits, along with baking mixes. These sell out early! Support women entrepreneurs on Dec. 3rd! www.womensbeanproject.com/ ... See MoreSee Less

We are pleased to again host items from the Womens Bean Project, including soup and chili kits, along with baking mixes. These sell out early! Support women entrepreneurs on Dec. 3rd! www.womensbeanproject.com/

Beautiful silk scarves from Ecuador will make a perfect gift for family and friends. Proceeds from the sale of these scarves go to providing support for people imprisoned in Georgia’s prisons. Be sure to check them out at our market on Dec. 3rd! ... See MoreSee Less

Beautiful silk scarves from Ecuador will make a perfect gift for family and friends.  Proceeds from the sale of these scarves go to providing support for people imprisoned in Georgia’s prisons. Be sure to check them out at our market on Dec. 3rd!Image attachment

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Laura Nieto has these beautiful scarves waiting for you!!!

Aziza makes beautiful handcrafted bags, belts, mitts, cuddly dog beds and anything you could possibly imagine. Come support refugee women entrepreneurs at our market on December 3rd. ... See MoreSee Less

Aziza makes beautiful handcrafted bags, belts, mitts, cuddly dog beds and anything you could possibly imagine.  Come support refugee women entrepreneurs at our market on December 3rd.Image attachmentImage attachment

“From the beginning in 1942, Koinonians emphasized the brotherhood and sisterhood of all people. When we could afford to hire seasonal help, Black and White workers were paid a fair, equal wage. Our commitment to racial equality, pacifism, and economic sharing brought bullets, bomb and a boycott in the 1950s as the KKK and others attempted to force us out. We responded with prayer, nonviolent resistance, and a renewed commitment to live the Gospel. We created a mail-order business, which continues to sustain our community today.” Buy fresh pecans and other goodies from this wonderful community!
www.koinoniafarm.org/
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“From the beginning in 1942, Koinonians emphasized the brotherhood and sisterhood of all people. When we could afford to hire seasonal help, Black and White workers were paid a fair, equal wage. Our commitment to racial equality, pacifism, and economic sharing brought bullets, bomb and a boycott in the 1950s as the KKK and others attempted to force us out. We responded with prayer, nonviolent resistance, and a renewed commitment to live the Gospel. We created a mail-order business, which continues to sustain our community today.” Buy fresh pecans and other goodies from this wonderful community!
https://www.koinoniafarm.org/

Talk about refugee resilience: Khatira Mushwani fled Afghanistan after the US withdrawal to start a new life. With no English and little skills she has started a sewing napkins as a first start to her business venture. Come support her this Saturday and get your share of beautifully made cloth napkins. #refugeestories #womeninbusiness #alternativegiftmarket #shopwithapurpose ... See MoreSee Less

Talk about refugee resilience: Khatira Mushwani fled Afghanistan after the US withdrawal to start a new life. With no English and little skills she has started a sewing napkins as a first start to her business venture. Come support her this Saturday and get your share of beautifully made cloth napkins.  #refugeestories #womeninbusiness #alternativegiftmarket #shopwithapurposeImage attachment

The Refugee Sewing Society is a Christian non-profit that serves refugee women from around the world who find themselves starting a new life in America. “Our desire is to provide a safe, welcoming place where they can thrive as they build relationships and begin to rebuild their lives; where they can gather to create beautiful handmade items; and where they are supported by receiving training which helps them earn a supplemental income.” Support their efforts by purchasing their beautiful products on Dec. 3rd!
www.cibcfamily.com/refugee-sewing-society
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The Refugee Sewing Society is a Christian non-profit that serves refugee women from around the world who find themselves starting a new life in America. “Our desire is to provide a safe, welcoming place where they can thrive as they build relationships and begin to rebuild their lives; where they can gather to create beautiful handmade items; and where they are supported by receiving training which helps them earn a supplemental income.” Support their efforts by purchasing their beautiful products on Dec. 3rd!
https://www.cibcfamily.com/refugee-sewing-societyImage attachment

Funds given to support this “umbrella ministry” go a long way to sustain five worshiping communities, including Shalom International Ministry; educational programs; refugee family literacy programs like Mommy and Me; women’s empowerment through Amani Women’s Center and sewing academy, and more services and activities for refugees and immigrants in the greater Clarkston, GA area! Help support this wide network of loving neighbors to create a new expression of God’s Beloved Community.
www.mdmatl.org
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Funds given to support this “umbrella ministry” go a long way to sustain five worshiping communities, including Shalom International Ministry; educational programs; refugee family literacy programs like Mommy and Me; women’s empowerment through Amani Women’s Center and sewing academy, and more services and activities for refugees and immigrants in the greater Clarkston, GA area! Help support this wide network of loving neighbors to create a new expression of God’s Beloved Community.
www.mdmatl.org
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