Established in 2009, the mission of the Alternative Giving Market of the Palouse (AGMP) is to give residents of the Palouse a meaningful alternative to holiday gift giving and an opportunity to support local nonprofits. We strive to enhance community well-being and sustainability through celebrating personal charity and community partnerships.
Every year the AGMP offers opportunities for creative, sustainable and heartfelt holiday giving. This year 32 nonprofits offer 160 gifts in the form of donations that help them provide services that make the Palouse a wonderful place to live. For every donation you make, you receive a card to send to a loved one as a meaningful holiday gift.
For just $5 you could purchase a meal for a homeless child, nails to help build a home for someone in need, carrots and plumbs for families at local food banks, tutoring support for a disabled veteran, a sea turtle released into the ocean by high school students studying conservation in Mexico, bike maintenance tools for African villagers, and much more. Your loved ones will surely appreciate gifts like these!