The Global Giving Market is an annual shopping event combining both a fair trade market and an alternative gift market to help those in need in developing countries. The event is integrated into the service-learning curriculum of several courses. Students develop marketing plans, design sales pitches and flyers, prepare merchandise displays, assist with sales, provide entertainment, and manage cash and inventory for the event.
Global Giving Market
10th Anniversary Event
Thursday, November 13
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
SUN Dining Hall
Food sampling, music demonstrations, holiday shopping, alternative gifts, and a few surprises
Global Entrepreneurship Week Speaker from SERRV
Monday, November 17, 2014
1 – 3 p.m.
Milan Bhattarai, international cooperative business owner of Get Paper Industry, will speak on Capitalism and Social Justice. His business is a profitable social business (http://gpicoop.org/) in which the workers share in profits and ownership of the company. Mostly woman-owned, the co-op owners receive benefits that are unheard of in Nepal. In addition, Mr. Bhattari is a member of the Board of Directors of SERRV, AACC’s community partner that provides the products for our annual Global Giving Market.
Fair Trade Market to benefit SERRV
The fair trade market involves selling crafts made by artists from developing countries in a trading partnership that provides fair prices to the producers and favorable working conditions. For more information about SERRV, please visit www.serrv.org.
Alternative Gift Market to benefit AGI, Inc.
The alternative gift market benefits Alternative Gifts International and involves gifts purchased in honor of family members and friends in a market setting. Instead of buying a product, shoppers give donations to participating nonprofit organizations that build partnerships with oppressed people in crisis and protect and preserve the environment to nourish and sustain a more equitable global community. For more information about our community partner, visit www.alternativegifts.org