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Alternative Gifts of Greater Washington

About AGGW

AGGW LogoAlternative Gifts of Greater Washington, Inc. (AGGW) was founded on the premise that sometimes the most thoughtful gift you can give someone is a donation to charity in their honor. Alternative gifts fill a direct and tangible need, such as books for children in transitional housing or a water filter for a family in Haiti. Family members and friends are touched to know that the gift they have just received will have a very real and meaningful impact on people and communities in need.

Beneficiary organizations address some of the most pressing problems in our world today. They are working to eradicate poverty and hunger, provide disaster relief, shelter the homeless, give children access to education, attend to medical needs and protect our environment.

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Inspired by the work of Alternative Gifts International, AGGW sponsors alternative gift fairs in the Washington, DC area. AGGW also works to spread the word about opportunities to visit the many gift fairs and markets in the DC region. At an alternative gift fair, a shopper finds causes to match the interests and passions of everyone on their holiday shopping list. AGGW grew out of the Takoma Park Alternative Gift Fair, which started in 1999. In 2004, the project evolved into an incorporated, nonprofit organization governed by a board of directors.

Board of Directors:
Jim Baird, Co-Chair
Mimi Ikle-Khalsa, Co-Chair
Geoff Maxson, Treasurer
Sat Jiwan Ikle-Khalsa, Secretary



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Alternative Gifts of Greater Washington, DC, Inc.

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