One purchase gives back TWICE! Support fair trade artisans AND your favorite local cause when you shop at Global Gifts on one of our Community Shopping Nights. When you make a purchase during a Community Shopping Night we will donate 10% of your purchase to one of the organizations below.

STORE SCHEDULES:

Indianapolis - Nora, 5-8pm

NOVEMBER 14
BEST BUDDIES

NOVEMBER 15
ESA

 

Indianapolis - Mass Ave, 5-9pm 

OCTOBER 24
CVHR

OCTOBER 29
INDIANA RECYCYLING COALITION

OCTOBER 30
RECYCLE FORCE

NOVEMBER 20
INDY READS

 

Bloomington, 5-8pm

OCTOBER 23
MIDDLE WAY HOUSE

NOVEMBER 5
COMMUNITY KITCHEN OF MONROE COUNTY

NOVEMBER 12
DELTA THETA TAU

NOVEMBER 14
THE PROJECT SCHOOL

NOVEMBER 15
GIVING BACK TO AFRICA

 

Global Gifts (Short North) -  5 to 9pm

OCTOBER 18
DIRECTIONS FOR YOUTH & FAMILIES
  
NOVEMBER 8
ETHIOPIAN TEWAHEDO SOCIAL SERVICES
 
NOVEMBER 12
KALEIDOSCOPE YOUTH CENTER
NOVEMBER 13
PENCILS OF PURPOSE
NOVEMBER 14
SUNBURY URBAN FARM
 
NOVEMBER 15
CHOICES FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS
 
NOVEMBER 19
ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION
 
NOVEMBER 20
NORTH COMMUNITY COUNSELING CENTERS
NOVEMBER 21
STAR HOUSE

 

When you make a purchase at Global Gifts, you’re positively impacting the world by supporting fair wages, gender equity and safe working conditions around the globe. 

PAST EVENTS

 

You're Invited to a Birthday Party!!!

Join us in celebrating 30 Years of business during our special Birthday Party event!!!

Saturday, August 25th

Find out how each Global Gifts is celebrating this monumental occasion by
scrolling through the store schedules below.

 

Global Gifts, Nora Plaza

1:00pm-2:30pm Singing Bowl Demo and Discussion 
Have you ever rang a singing bowl? Though they are of mysterious origins, we will dive into where they are made, how they are used, and how modern collectors, meditation experts, healers, and therapists use them today. We will also teach you different techniques to bring out the powerful harmonic resonance of each unique bowl from Nepal.

ALL DAY:
 

  • Sample our delicious fair trade chocolate, popcorn, coffee, and a special birthday cake made just for Global Gifts!
  • Play our 30 Countries on a Map game for a chance to win a $30 gift card: the person who guessed the most countries right is entered to win! 
  • Live Musical Guests - To Be Announced 
  • Enter to win a real butterfly wing pendant for a lucky drawing winner!

All Week (8/20 - 8/25):  Kids Coloring Contest - anyone 18 and younger can color a Birthday Card for Global Gifts! Our GG volunteers will vote on the best card to win a $15 gift card!

STORE LOCATIONS

 

Global Gifts, Mass Ave

Starting at 11:00 am – all day! Enjoy Free Samples, Fun Contests, & Awesome Prizes!

All Day:  Enjoy birthday cake, nibble on pretzels, and try an assortment of veggies dipped in one of our savory fair trade dips. Then wash it all down with a cup of refreshing fair trade ice tea!

All Day:  Get entered to win a Global Gifts goodie bag or $30 gift card with every purchase!

All Day:  Name as many countries as you can in 5 minutes and win a Global Gifts tote bag filled with free merchandise!

All Day:  Enter our kid’s birthday card contest! Kids create a handmade birthday card at our card making station. The winning card will receive a prize!

STORE LOCATIONS

 

Global Gifts, Bloomington

10:30am –  Let them eat cake! Only we're not getting cake, we're getting donuts from Rainbow bakery! Come by and have a free donut with us... while they last!

All Day:  Show us your Country Card for a chance to play spin the wheel and win a prize! Prizes include Sen Cha Mints, Conscious Step socks, Sanctuary Springs greeting cards, Equal Exchange chocolate, and Pride Flags (because we're also celebrating Pride Fest!). We'll spin the wheel until we're just spinning our wheels or until we run out of prizes.

STORE LOCATIONS

 

Global Gifts, Columbus

11am-2pm:  Plarn demo by Global Gifts Volunteer Coordinator, Frances Wilson. Learn about what "plarn" is, how to make your own plarn creations, and shop fair trade handmade items made from recyclables!

7-8pm: Live performance by local musicians Chris and Rose.

All Day: Have some special birthday cake made by Short North Piece of Cake 

All Day: How many countries can you find represented at Global Gifts? Coloring page maps of continents will be provided with stickers to mark when an item from a particular country is discovered in the store.  

Special Birthday Giveaway:  Sign up for your chance to win a Global Gifts tote bag and a $30 Global Gifts gift card!

STORE LOCATIONS

  

Global Gift Short North,in Columbus, Ohio, is holding a Quilling Card Make and Take Event on July 28, 2018 from 12-2pm. All supplies are provided with a $15 fee and Fair Trade coffee samples and baked goods from the Women’s Bean Project will be available for tasting. Bring your friends and family to learn how to quill and take home your own quilling card.

Whether you have experience in quilling or not, all are welcome to participate. After a brief introduction to the art and history of quilling, choose from an assortment of card designs and a Global Gifts staff member will guide you as you create your own card. Feel free to make more than one and use your creation as a gift for your friends or to keep for yourself. Call (614) 621-1744 to reserve your spot today!

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Global Gifts will be celebrating our 30th year of business this August! Stay tuned for more details!

 

PAST EVENTS

World Fair Trade Day at Global Gifts

Celebrate World Fair Trade Day at Global Gifts with Activities, Contests, Giveaways, & More! 

Our theme this year is "Uniquely Giving" -- which is also our NEW tagline!

Fair trade develops opportunities for disadvantaged artisans and producers and enables them to build better lives and invest in their comunities. When you purchase fair trade products, you are not only voting for fair pay, safe labor practices and gender equality, you’re also giving back to the people who make the products you love!

Unique designs. Unique impact. Unique connections. Uniquely Giving

WORLD FAIR TRADE DAY STORE EVENTS

GLOBAL GIFTS, MASS AVE

FREE SWAG BAGS for first 10 customers with purchase of $10 or more

11AM-12PM    Quilling demo and make your own with Pretty Fly Paper

1PM-3PM       Henna tattoos by Renegade Henna

4PM 5PM       DIY Jewelry workshop led by Dianna Norris

5PM -6PM     Singing bowl demo by Cyndi Delte

{ ALL DAY }   

  • Live Outdoor Music
  • Baked treats and other yummy refreshments
  • Raffles, Games, Prizes, and Contests!

https://www.globalgiftsft.com/pages/locations

 

GLOBAL GIFTS, NORA PLAZA

11AM-1PM   Live music by Sally Flint, a local teacher who teaches music as a form of rehab, performing on unique wind instruments

{ ALL DAY }   

  • Multiple Raffles, Games, Prizes, and Contests!
  • FREE baked goods, tasty snacks, and delicious beverages

https://www.globalgiftsft.com/pages/locations

 

GLOBAL GIFTS, BLOOMINGTON

11AM-2PM  ScalyTailz: ‘Up Close & Slithery’ Animal Show

ScalyTailz is a non-profit reptile rescue organization. Scaly Tailz educates and empowers the local community by hosting live demonstrations of reptiles and amphibians, supporting wildlife conservations, and providing safety to reptiles and amphibians in need.

11:30-5PM   Buildon Bake Sale

BuildOn is an international nonprofit that works with communities in seven developing countries to help build primary schools in rural villages. The Bloomington High School North buildOn chapter was founded in 2015. Over the past two years BHSN buildOn has raised over $50,000 to pay for the building materials for two primary schools, one in Haiti and one in Malawi. Currently, BHSN buildOn is raising money to build its third school, one in Nicaragua!

{ ALL DAY }  

Contests, Raffles, Prizes, Scavenger Hunt, and Chocolate Samples!

https://www.globalgiftsft.com/pages/locations

 

GLOBAL GIFTS, SHORT NORTH

11AM-1PM: Quilling Card demo and Make and Take Mother’s Day Card

1-2PM: DJ Scarlo Wapittaluigi spinning some classic global tunes

3-4PM: Live music with Chris and Rose

6-8PM: Free henna tattoos by Sydney

{ All Day }

  • Fair Trade Bake Off! Vote for your favorite. Winner receives a $50 Global Gifts gift card!
  • Games, Contests, Prizes and discounts!

https://www.globalgiftsft.com/pages/locations

 

JOIN THE FAIR TRADE MOVEMENT!

Here are a 3 easy ways to get involved in Fair Trade and with Global Gifts!

1) Global Gifts’ new tagline is “Uniquely Giving”. From your Facebook or Instagram account, SHOW and TELL us what makes Global Gifts unique to you. Make sure to include the hashtag #UniquelyGiving! You'll automatically be entered into the contest. We'll select one winner from each store. Each winner will receive a $25 Global Gifts gift card! Contest going on now until May 11th! Winner will be announced May 12th -- World Fair Trade Day!

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2) Sign up to our e-newsletter to get a steady stream of Fairness sent to your inbox.

3) “Like” us on Facebook and Follow us on Instagram!

 

fair trade oriental rug sale

Have you ever wanted an Oriental rug? Not just any rug, but one with the quality to last a lifetime and the fair trade labor standards you demand? Come and explore our large selection of Tribal, Bokhara and Persian rugs during our annual fair trade rug event. From Classic to Contemporary in sizes from 2’x3′ to 10’x14′ and runners. All of the rugs are hand-knotted by fairly paid adults in Pakistan. Stop by and browse these gorgeous rugs during regular store hours: Wed. 11-7, Thurs. 11-7, Fri. 11-9, Sat. 11-9, Sun. 11-5.

PREVIEW EVENT:  "From Loom to Living Room"

Thursday, March 8th at 7:00 pm

Hear the history and stories behind Bunyaad Fair Trade Rugs. Get a special glimpse into how Bunyaad rugs are made, from dyeing the wool to tying the fringes. Please RSVP by calling 614-621-1744.

The Bunyaad rug artisan group includes over 850 families in over 100 villages throughout Pakistan. Bunyaad provides fair and reliable income to artisans who otherwise would have very few ways to sustain their families. This gives them peace of mind and fosters their capacity to plan financially.

When you purchase a Bunyaad fair trade rug, you are improving homes and living conditions, fostering equality between men and women and creating educational opportunities for children.

Prepare For The Rug Event
Global Gifts in Columbus hosts this special rug event to bring these high quality, fairly traded hand-knotted rugs to their community. Since the rugs will be here for just a few days, we encourage you to do a little prep.
  • When you visit our rug event, bring swatches of materials and upholstery, paint chips and pillows to help you choose a rug that will blend with your decor.
  • Measure your room as well as the area you would want your rug to cover. Large rugs are impressive while smaller rugs can be more versatile. Be flexible in sizing and you will increase the number of rugs to choose from.
  • Remember that an Oriental rug will last for generations, while your furniture, upholstery and home will change.
  • Consider rugs that speak to you, rather than one that simply matches its surroundings. Be open to taking rugs home on approval, keeping in mind the rug you finally choose may not be the rug you first selected.

      VIDEO: A Behind-the-Scenes Glimpse of Bunyaad Rug Artisans at Work

      This comprehensive documentary is packed with real footage demonstrating everything from wool spinning and dyeing to knotting and detailed finishing work. Explore the fascinating world of Oriental rugs and the fair trade rug production.

      PAST EVENTS

       

      One purchase gives back TWICE! Support fair trade artisans AND your favorite local cause when you shop at Global Gifts on one of our Community Shopping Nights. When you make a purchase during a Community Shopping Night we will donate 10% of your purchase to one of the designated organizations listed below.

      Store Schedules:

      Nora Plaza Schedule, 5-8pm

      Wednesday, November 15          Epsilon Sigma Alpha

      Tuesday, November 21                Exodus Refugee Immigration

      Monday, November 27                 Shortridge High School

      Tuesday, November 28                Timmy Global Health

      Wednesday, November 29           Global Interfaith Partnership

      Thursday, November 30               Best Buddies

       

      Mass Avenue Schedule, 5-9pm

      Tuesday, November 14                Indiana Recycling Coalition

      Monday, November 27                 Shortridge High School    

      Tuesday, November 28                Center for Victims & Human Rights

       

      Bloomington Schedule, 5-8pm

      Monday, November 13                El Centro Communal Latino    

      Tuesday, November 14               Books & Beyond            

      Wednesday, November 15          BuildOn                    

      Thursday, November 16              Delta Theta Tau 

      Monday, November 27                Harmony School

      Tuesday, November 28               Community Kitchen

      Thursday, November 30              The Project School

       

      Columbus (Short North) Schedule, 5-9pm

      Thursday, November 9th                College Mentors for Kids

      Monday, November 13th                Community Refugee & Immigration

      Tuesday, November 14th               Local Matters

      Wednesday, November 15th          Ronald McDonald House

      Thursday, November 16th              Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services

      Tuesday, November 21st               Columbus Center for Human Services

      Monday, November 27th                Dress for Success

      Tuesday, November 28th               Kaleidoscope Youth Center

      Wednesday, November 29th          CHOICES

      Thursday, November 30th              Graham Parent Guardian Community

       Store Locations

      When you make a purchase at Global Gifts, you’re positively impacting the world by supporting fair wages, gender equity and safe working conditions around the globe.

       

      fair trade month

      SHORT NORTH LOCATION

      Gallery Hop

      When: Saturday, October 7, 5-10PM

      Where: Global Gifts 682 N. High St., Columbus, OH and participating businesses in the Short North Arts District

      Performance Art by Gnothi Seauton. Click here for details

      gallery hop short north

      Sugar Skull Decorating Workshop

      When: Saturday, October 28, 11AM - 1PM

      Where: Global Gifts 682 N. High St., Columbus, OH (Short North Arts District)

      Cost: $15 per skull (supplies included)

      Please join Global Gifts is celebrating Fair Trade Month and Dia de los Muertos in October! Leticia Vasquez will be leading a Sugar Skull decorating workshop. Registration is required. Space is limited. Suggested age is 12+.  Please call the store to reserve your seat: 614.621.1744.

      Day of the Dead Alter Making Workshop

      When: Sunday, October 29, 3PM - 5PM

      Where: Global Gifts 682 N. High St., Columbus, OH and participating businesses in the Short North Arts District

      Cost: $25 (supplies included)

      Please join Global Gifts is celebrating Fair Trade Month and Dia de los Muertos in October! Leticia Vasquez of Frida Katrina will be leading an Day of the Dead alter making workshop (registration required). Space is limited. Suggested age is 12+ Please call the store to reserve your seat: 614.621.1744.

      Barkers and Beggars

      When: Saturday, October 29, 12PM - 3PM

      Where: Global Gifts 682 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215 and participating businesses in the Short North Arts District

      Bring your costume clad pooches out for Trick or Treat for dogs in the Short North Arts District, hosted by Three Dog Bakery! Register at Three Dog Bakery, 611 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 221-3647.

       Store Locations

      MASS AVENUE LOCATION

      Mass Ave. Monster Mash: Family Friendly Trick or Treating

      When: Sunday, October 29th

      Where: Global Gifts 446 Massachusetts Ave. Indianapolis, IN and participating businesses in the Mass Ave Cultural District

      Kids and adults, stop by Global Gifts in costume and receive a sweet treat or just relax and warm up with some hot chocolate. Over 15 participating businesses from the 300 block to the 900 block. Look for the orange Monster Mash signs to indicate participating businesses. Parking downtown is easy and FREE (on Sundays) at any metered street parking location. This is a rain or shine event. Follow us on Facebook for event updates!

       Store Locations

      Moster Mash

      BLOOMINGTON LOCATION

      Downtown Trick or Treat Walk

      When: TBD

      Where: Global Gifts 122 N. Walnut St. Bloomington, IN 47404 and participating businesses in the downtown Bloomington area

      Kids and adults, join us for a Downtown Bloomington Trick or Treat Walk. Stop by Global Gifts in costume and get a free Fair Trade mini-chocolate. Parking is FREE in the 4th St Garage located between College & Walnut on 4th Street after 6pm.

       Store Locations

       

      Live music, delicious baked goods, and FREEEE gifts! These are just a few things in store at Global Gifts on World Fair Trade Day. 

      This year don't miss your chance to celebrate a day that observes the ethical treatment of our hardworking brothers and sisters around the globe. Believe it or not, there are still many areas in the world where workers are being exploited in order to keep product costs down. Fortunately, we know that human rights should never be put aside for profits.

      Our gift to you... On World Fair Trade Day each Global Gifts store will be giving out a FREE GIFT with purchase (no minimum amount required). On top of that, each store will be providing FREE live music and activities. Take a look at all our fun events below. We hope to see you on May 13th! 

      NORA PLAZA STORE

      Live Music, Henna Tattoos & Bake Off!

      11AM – 5PM   Ready, Set, Bake!

      Sample and vote for your favorite fair trade baked treat (while they last)

      12PM - 2PM   Jude Odell & Allen Stratyer

      Get ready for some toe-tapping fun! Originally from East Tennessee, Jude plays Appalachian tunes and songs on the 5-string banjo and jug band blues on the tenor guitar. She’s joined by Allen Stratyer, a well-known and cherished local harmonica player specializing in acoustic and electric blues. American history and mountain life culture inspire their distinctive sound.

      2:30PM - 3:30PM   Sam Carpenter & Matthew Silver

      Global Gifts Executive Director, Sam Carpenter and Matthew Silver will give a rare musical performance that you won't want to miss!

      4PM - 5PM   Melodies of Mankind (with Madison Millard)

      Melodies for Mankind is a nonprofit club that makes music for the enjoyment of the community. The musicians are from North Central High School's bands, choirs, and orchestras. They perform monthly at the American Village retirement community and other various locations throughout the year.

      Free Henna Tattooing!

      11AM – 2PM   Henna Body Art

      The Mehndi Tradition (henna body art) is found in many countries around the world, the practice is most often associated with India and with Indian wedding customs.

       These designs, when applied and cared for properly, dye the skin in a temporary "tattoo" that will last from 1-3 weeks.

       Store Locations

      MASS AVENUE STORE

      Bake Off & Live Mariachi Performance

      11AM  Ready, Set, Bake!

      Sample and vote for your favorite fair trade baked treats (while they last)

      1PM – 2PM   Music by Luis Mariachi Band

       Store Locations

      BLOOMINGTON STORE

      Live Music & Bake Sale

      11AM – 1PM:   Bake Sale Fundraiser

      Eva and Livi are two nine-year-old girls attending 4th grade in Bloomington. They are fundraising for one of their classmates who is in Riley Children's Hospital receiving chemotherapy for leukemia. They will be on-site selling baked goods to raise money to help pay for their friend’s medical expenses.

      1PM - 2PM:   Music by Ben Lapointe

      2:30PM – 4:30PM:   Okinawa YuYuKai

      Okinawa is found in the southern part of Japan, and has a distinct regional culture and history. The Indianapolis-based Okinawa YuYuKai (or, 遊友会--fun and friendship association) has shared many traditions from Okinawa with Indiana residents over the years, including Okinawan language, music, and dance.

      One dance in particular is eisā, a kind of energetic, powerful drum dance from Okinawa that has spread worldwide. The YuYuKai motto is, "Fellowship and goodwill can grow through exposure to culture.” Come and join the YuYuKai to see and experience eisā, and learn a little about the music and the history of the dance--maybe even try it yourself!


      Store Locations

      SHORT NORTH STORE

      Live Music, Bake Off & Art

      11AM – 9PM:   Ready, Set, Bake!

      Sample and vote for your favorite fair trade treat (while they last)

      1PM - 2PM:   Music by Joanie Calem

      12PM - 2PM:   Kids Craft Activity

      3PM-4PM:   Music by Franklinton Prep World Music Ensemble

      4:30-5:30PM:   Music by Chris & Rose

      7PM-8PM:  International House of Music Podcast

      Scarlo Wappittaluigi will perform a special playlist

      View Artwork by Peruvian artist Armand (all day)

      As our world goes through uncertain times, showing love and kindness to ALL people is more important than ever! Together we can make fair trade a standard practice throughout the world. On Saturday May 13th, we need EVERYONE to come together to make a difference!  Mark your calendars now and join Global Gifts to SHOW YOU CARE!

      Store Locations

       

      Global Gifts in Columbus, Ohio is hosting a spring trunk show featuring Sandpiper Imports, a unique & classic collection of .925 sterling silver jewelry designed and handcrafted by fairly-paid artisans in Bali, Indonesia. Meet Sandpiper's owner, Erika Herrera, and learn about her inspirational work and exciting adventures in fair trade.

      View event details here

      About Sandpiper Imports

      Founded in 2012, Sandpiper Imports is a fair trade company that offers a unique & classic collection of high quality .925 sterling silver jewelry designed and handcrafted by artisans in Bali, Indonesia.

      As a member of The Fair Trade Federation, we follow nine established fair trade principles and work directly with a small silversmith artisan community in a village an hour outside of Ubud, a city well-regarded as the cultural and artistic heart of Bali. The high level of craftsmanship has been passed on from generation to generation. Sandpiper Imports honors the cultural creativity of our artisans by selecting pieces that were designed by them. Whether you fall in love with a traditional Balinese filigree style or a design with a more contemporary flair, your purchase of their gorgeous and timeless jewelry fosters economic sustainability for this community and helps to keep this craft alive.

      Browse Sandpiper jewelry here

       

       

      From noon-1:30 on Saturday, April 1st, Global Gifts, located at 682 N.High St., will host students from the OSU Engineers Without Borders organization. Members of the group will be reading the children's book One Plastic Bag which is the story of Isatou Ceesay who found creative ways to recycle discarded plastic bags in Njau, Gambia and has turned this work into an environmentally-friendly and economically sustainable opportunity for herself and other women in The Gambia. The students will also talk about their experiences working in The Gambia and will have some of the handicrafts that Isatou's group has made available for purchase.  

      For more information and to RSVP, visit the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1290956410987309

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      Have you ever wanted an Oriental rug? Not just any rug, but one with the quality to last a lifetime and the fair trade labor standards you demand? Come and explore our large selection of Tribal, Bokhara and Persian rugs. From Classic to Contemporary in sizes from 2’x3′ to 10’x14′ and runners.

      ________________________________________

      PREVIEW EVENT: "FROM LOOM TO LIVING ROOM"

      Thursday, March 16 at 7 pm

      Hear the history and stories behind Bunyaad Fair Trade Rugs. Get a glimpse into how Bunyaad rugs are made, from dyeing the wool to tying the fringes.

      RSVP on our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/706808606153395/

      ___________________________________________

      VIDEO: A Behind-the-Scenes Glimpse of Bunyaad Rug Artisans at Work

       

      This comprehensive documentary is packed with real footage demonstrating everything from wool spinning and dyeing to knotting and detailed finishing work. Explore the fascinating world of Oriental rugs and the fair trade rug production.

       

      The Bunyaad rug artisan group includes over 850 families in over 100 villages throughout Pakistan. Bunyaad provides fair and reliable income to artisans who otherwise would have very few ways to sustain their families. This gives them peace of mind and fosters their capacity to plan financially.

      When you purchase a Bunyaad fair trade rug, you are improving homes and living conditions, fostering equality between men and women and creating educational opportunities for children.

      __________________________________________

      Prepare For The Rug Event

      Global Gifts in Columbus hosts this special rug event to bring these high quality, fairly traded hand-knotted rugs to their community. Since the rugs will be here for just a few days, we encourage you to do a little prep.

      • When you visit our rug event, bring swatches of materials and upholstery, paint chips and pillows to help you choose a rug that will blend with your decor.
      • Measure your room as well as the area you would want your rug to cover. Large rugs are impressive while smaller rugs can be more versatile. Be flexible in sizing and you will increase the number of rugs to choose from.
      • Remember that an Oriental rug will last for generations, while your furniture, upholstery and home will change.
      • Consider rugs that speak to you, rather than one that simply matches its surroundings. Be open to taking rugs home on approval, keeping in mind the rug you finally choose may not be the rug you first selected.

      EVENT HOURS:  Wed. 11-7, Thurs. 11-7, Fri. 11-9, Sat. 11-9, Sun. 11-5

      VIEW RUG GALLERY 

      Support fair trade AND your favorite local cause! Shop at Global Gifts on our Community Shopping Nights and we’ll donate 10% of your purchase to the following groups.

      Nora Store Schedule, 5-8pm

      Monday, Nov. 14                           Building Tomorrow

      Tuesday, Nov. 15                          Epsilon Sigma Alpha

      Wednesday, Nov. 16                    The Club House

      Thursday, Nov. 17                        Indiana Recycling Coalition

      Friday, Nov. 18                             Timmy Global Health

      Tuesday, Nov. 22                         Exodus Refugee Immigration

      Monday, Nov. 28                          Can Lady Project

      Tuesday, Nov. 29                         Global Interfaith Partnership

      Wednesday, Nov. 30                    Shortridge High School

      Thursday, Dec. 1                          Best Buddies

      Mass Avenue Schedule, 5-9pm

      Monday, Nov. 14                          Building Tomorrow

      Wednesday, Nov. 16                    The Club House

      Thursday, Nov. 17                        Face Low - Cost Animal Clinic

      Friday, Nov. 18                             Center for Victim & Human Rights

      Monday, Nov. 21                          The Anthenaeum Foundation

      Monday, Nov. 28                           Keep Indianapolis Beautiful

      Tuesday, Nov. 29                          Indiana Recycling Coalition

      Wednesday, Nov. 30                     Shortridge High School

      Thursday, Dec. 1                           Exodus Refugee Immigration 

      Bloomington Schedule, 5-8pm

      Monday, Nov. 14                           Middle Way House

      Tuesday, Nov. 15                          Stonebelt

      Wednesday, Nov. 16                     El Centro Comunal Latino

      Thursday, Nov. 17                         Giving Back to Africa

      Monday, Nov. 21                           Boys and Girls Club

      Monday, Nov. 28                           Bloomington Montessori School

      Tuesday, Nov. 29                          Harmony School

      Wednesday, Nov. 30                    Girls Inc

      Thursday, Dec. 1                          The Project School

      Columbus (Short North) Schedule, 5-9pm

      Monday, Nov., 14                         St. Joseph Montessori

      Tuesday, Nov. 15                         Dress for Success

      Wednesday, Nov. 16                    Community Refugee & Immigration Services

      Thursday, Nov. 17                        Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services

      Friday, Nov. 18                             Environment Ohio

      Monday, Nov. 21                          Engineers Without Borders

      Tuesday, Nov. 22                         College Mentors for Kids

      Monday, Nov. 28                          CHOICES

      Tuesday, Nov. 29                         Graham Parent-Guardian Community

      Wednesday, Nov. 30                    Kaleidoscope Youth Center

      Thursday, Dec. 1                          Ronald McDonald House

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      October is Fair Trade Month! In honor of Fair Trade Month, Global Gifts has organized family-friendly events at each of our stores. View all of the events below.

      MASS AVENUE LOCATION

      Live Mariachi Performance

      When: Saturday, October 8, 12:30 - 1:30PM

      Where: Global Gifts 446 Massachusetts Ave. Indianapolis, IN

      Join us in celebrating Fair Trade Month with a free performance given by the Luis Mariachi Band.

      Mass Ave. Monster Mash: Family Friendly Trick or Treating

      When: Sunday, October 30, 4-7PM

      Where: Global Gifts 446 Massachusetts Ave. Indianapolis, IN and participating businesses in the Mass Ave Cultural District

      Kids and adults, stop by Global Gifts in costume and receive a Fair Trade mini-chocolate or just relax and warm up with some hot chocolate. Over 15 participating businesses from the 300 block to the 900 block. Look for the orange Monster Mash signs to indicate participating businesses.

      NORA PLAZA LOCATION

      Sugar Skull Decorating Workshop (SOLD OUT)

      When: October 18, 6:30PM - 8:30PM

      Where: Global Gifts 1300 E. 86th., Suite 17, Indianapolis, IN 46240

      Cost: $10 per skull (supplies included)

      Please join as we discuss Dia de los Muertos traditions while you learn how to make and decorate your own sugar skulls to take home. Space is limited to 10 participants. Suggested age is 12+ Please call the store to reserve your seat: 317.569.0670.

      Quilling for Beginners: Make-it-and-Take-it Workshop

      When: FridayOctober 22, anytime between 11AM – 3PM

      Where: Global Gifts 1300 E. 86th., Indianapolis, IN

      Cost: $2 per card or tag.

      Join us in making quilled-paper cards and tags to adorn holiday gifts. With just a little instruction, you'll be able to make a variety of shapes that can be combined to make thousands of elegant designs.

      Sandpiper Imports Trunk Show

      When: Saturday, October 22, 11AM

      Where: Global Gifts 1300 E. 86th., Indianapolis, IN

      As part of Fair Trade Month Global Gifts in Nora Plaza is hosting a trunk show featuring Sandpiper Imports, a unique & classic collection of .925 sterling silver jewelry designed and handcrafted by artisans in Bali, Indonesia. Meet jewelry designer, Erika Herrera, and learn about her exciting experiences in fair trade.

      BLOOMINGTON LOCATION

      Nourish International Bake Sale

      When: Saturday, October 8, 11AM-2PM

      Where: Global Gifts 122 N. Walnut St. Bloomington, IN

      Join, student organization, Nourish International, as they sell natural and delicious baked goods in the Bloomington Global Gifts store. Nourish International is a student organization whose mission is to engage students and empower communities to make a lasting impact on extreme poverty.

      Downtown Trick or Treat Walk

      When: Friday, October 28, 5-8PM

      Where: Global Gifts 122 N. Walnut St. Bloomington, IN 47404 and participating businesses in the downtown Bloomington area

      Kids and adults, join us for a Downtown Bloomington Trick or Treat Walk. Stop by Global Gifts in costume and get a free Fair Trade mini-chocolate. Parking is FREE in the 4th St Garage located between College & Walnut on 4th Street after 6pm.

      SHORT NORTH LOCATION

      Gallery Hop

      When: Saturday, October 1, 5-10PM

      Where: Global Gifts 682 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215 and participating businesses in the Short North Arts District

      Leticia Vasquez of Frida Katrina will be showing her Mexican Folk Art during October’s Gallery Hop! Enjoy spontaneous dancing during the event from Habeeba’s Dance of the Arts and Danceville USA! Enjoy complementary fair trade coffee and baked goods from the Women’s Bean Project.

      Sugar Skull Decorating Workshop (SOLD OUT)

      When: Saturday, October 1, 3PM - 5PM

      Where: Global Gifts 682 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215 and participating businesses in the Short North Arts District

      Cost: $10 per skull (supplies included)

      Please join Global Gifts is celebrating Fair Trade Month and Dia de los Muertos in October! Leticia Vasquez of Frida Katrina will be leading a Sugar Skull decorating workshop (registration required) and showing her Mexican Folk Art during Gallery Hop! Space is limited. Suggested age is 12+

      Barkers and Beggars

      When: Saturday, October 29, 11AM-1PM

      Where: Global Gifts 682 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215 and participating businesses in the Short North Arts District

      Bring your costume clad pooches out for Trick or Treat for dogs in the Short North Arts District, hosted by Three Dog Bakery! Registration: $5 at Three Dog Bakery, 611 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 221-3647.

      Beggar’s Night

      When: Monday, October 31, 5-7PM

      Where: Global Gifts Short North 682 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215 and participating businesses in the Short North Arts District

      Kids and adults, stop by Global Gifts in costume and get a free Fair Trade mini-chocolate on Beggar’s Night

      World Fair Trade Day 2016

      World Fair Trade Day

      When: Saturday, May 14th
      Where: All Global Gifts stores

      Every May Global Gifts celebrates World Fair Trade Day to highlight the importance fair trade has in developing world communities. This year:

      • Learn about fair trade with our fair trade quiz and save 20% on a single item!
      • Live music and fun activities are a must on World Fair Trade Day (see below for a schedule of what is happening at each store)
      • chocolate, cookies, and coffee are just some of the fair trade goodies you can sample at Global Gifts on World Fair Trade Day.
      • Receive a Red Bindi, commonly worn by women in India as a symbol of love and empowerment of women.  This World Fair Trade Day we want to use the Bindi as symbol of our respect for women artisans around the world.

       

      Below are specific events at each Global Gifts store in celebration of World Fair Trade Day!

      Nora

      10:30 - Rock Painting - a fun activity for kids and adults which will leave you with a take-home treasure to remember the day.  Global Gifts is also hosting a rock painting event at Nora Library from 2-4 pm this day and will be handing out coupons to participants.

      12:00-1:00 - Melodies of Mankind - some of North Central High School's best musicians are raising awareness and funds for Haiti.

      1:30-3:00 - Occasionally Global Gifts' executive director Sam Carpenter gets together with some friends to form "The Fair Players" to provide a bit of musical entertainment for Global Gifts.

      Mass Ave

      12:00-2:00 - We will celebrate Uganda with Ugandan basket races on the hour from noon to 2:00 (prizes will be awarded) and special Ugandan dishes made by Ugandan volunteer Carolyne Matovu.  

      3:00 - African Dance 

      11:00-1:00 - Representatives from Restored Creations, an entrepreneurial program of Wheeler Mission, will share about their mission and have their products for sale. Restored Creations is a cottage industry of Wheeler Mission's Center for Women and Children that empowers women through job training.

      Bloomington

      4:00 - Bloomington favorite The Mbira Queens will perform.

      Columbus

      2:00-4:00 - Musician Joanie Calem will lead kids in a jam session with fair trade instruments. 

      7:00 pm - Franklinton Prep World Music Ensemble will perform on the steel drums - an amazing sound you won't want to miss!

      Also, be part of America's biggest fair trade coffee break and pick up a free Fair Trade Columbus Card - once you have it stamped at both Global Gifts and Global Gallery in Clintonville, you will win a free fair trade cup of coffee and an Alter Eco Truffle.

      We hope you will join us for World Fair Trade Day, Saturday May 14, 2016!

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      Community Shopping Nights 2015

      Support fair trade AND your favorite local cause. Shop at Global Gifts on our Community Shopping Nights and we’ll donate 10% of your purchase to the following groups.

      Nora Store Schedule, 5-8pm

      Monday, Nov. 16                            FACE-Low Cost Animal Clinic

      Tuesday, Nov. 17                           Global Interfaith Partnership

      Wednesday, Nov. 18                      Exodus Refugee

      Thursday, Nov. 19                          Habitat for Humanity

      Friday, Nov. 20                               The Can Lady Project

      Monday, Nov. 23                            Visually Impaired Preschool Services

      Tuesday, Nov. 24                           Shortridge High School 

      Monday, Nov. 30                            Indiana Recycling Coalition

      Tuesday, Dec. 1                             AMPATH-Kenya

      Wednesday, Dec. 2                        Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA)

      Thursday, Dec. 3                            Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis

       

      Mass Avenue Schedule, 5-8pm

      Monday, Nov. 16                             FACE-Low Cost Animal Clinic

      Tuesday, Nov. 17                            Global Interfaith Partnership

      Wednesday, Nov. 18                       Exodus Refugee

      Thursday, Nov. 19                           Habitat for Humanity

      Friday, Nov. 20                                The Athenaeum

      Monday, Nov. 23                             Visually Impaired Preschool Services

      Tuesday, Nov. 24                            Shortridge High School 

      Monday, Nov. 30                             Indiana Recycling Coalition

      Tuesday, Dec. 1                              AMPATH-Kenya

      Wednesday, Dec. 2                        Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis

      Thursday, Dec. 3                            Keep Indianapolis Beautiful

       

      Bloomington Schedule, 5-8pm

      Monday, Nov. 16                             IU Global Village Books & Beyond Project

      Tuesday, Nov. 17                            Girls Inc of Monroe County

      Wednesday, Nov. 18                       Middle Way House

      Thursday, Nov. 19                          Giving Back to Africa

      Monday, Nov. 23                             Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS)

      Tuesday, Nov. 24                            Bloomington Canopy of Lights

      Monday, Nov. 30                             Harmony School

      Tuesday, Dec. 1                              AMPATH-Kenya

      Wednesday, Dec. 2                         Stonebelt

      Thursday, Dec. 3                             Project School

       

      Columbus (Short North) Schedule, 5-9pm

      Monday, Nov. 16                             CHOICES

      Tuesday, Nov. 17                            Community Refugee & Immigration Svcs

      Wednesday, Nov. 18                       St. Joseph's Montessori

      Thursday, Nov. 19                           The Graham School

      Friday, Nov. 20                                Kaleidoscope Youth Center

      Monday, Nov. 23                             Mid-Ohio FoodBank

      Tuesday, Nov. 24                            Dress for Success

      Monday, Nov. 30                             Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services

      Tuesday, Dec. 1                              Aids Resource Center Central Ohio

      Wednesday, Dec. 2                         PODEMOS

      Thursday, Dec. 3                             Ronald McDonald House

       

       

      Fair Trade Month

      October is Fair Trade Month! In honor of Fair Trade Month, Global Gifts has organized family-friendly events at each of our stores. View all of the events below.

      SHORT NORTH LOCATION

      Sugar Skull Workshop with Frida Katrina
      When: Saturday, October 3 2015, 3-5PM
      Where: Global Gifts Short North
      682 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

      Heather Marks of Frida Katrina will lead a workshop in how to make authentic Mexican Sugar Skulls for Day of the Dead celebrations! Make and take your creation home with you. 

      Cost is $15 for supplies. Register in store, or by calling 614-621-1744. Maximum participants is 8 people.


      Enjoy Chinese Pastries with Yaran Zhao of C & N’s
      When: Saturday, October 17, 2-4 PM
      Where: Global Gifts Short North
      682 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

      Yaran “Claire” Zhao of C & N’s will be providing her traditional Chinese pastries for us to sample. Enjoy almond cookies, raisin cookies, and green bean cake, and the stories behind these sweet treats. This event is FREE!

      Fair Trade Yoga Night with Katie Bond of The Peace Exchange
      When: Wednesday, October 21, 6-7PM
      Where: Global Gifts Short North
      682 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

      Katie Bond, Founder of The Peace Exchange, will be leading an easy and fun Fair Trade Yoga Night at Global Gifts Short North. She will also talk a little about her Fair Trade work in the Congo. Fair Trade teas from Storehouse Tea will be available for sampling. This event is FREE. Dress in loose and comfortable clothing. Please RSVP in store, or by calling 614-621-1744.
      Maximum participants is 10 people.

      Barkers and Beggars
      When: Saturday, October 24, 11AM-1PM
      Where: Global Gifts Short North and participating businesses in the Short North Arts District

      Bring your costume clad pooches out for Trick or Treat for dogs in the Short North Arts District, hosted by Three Dog Bakery! Registration: $5 at Three Dog Bakery, 611 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 221-3647.

      Drum Circle for Highball
      When: Saturday Night, October 24, 7-8PM
      Where: Global Gifts Short North
      682 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

      Celebrate Highball Halloween at Global Gifts with a drum circle led by Jack McCarthy and friends. You can try our Djembes in store, and bring your own instruments as well! We will also be sampling Fair Trade coffee and hot cocoa. This event is FREE!

      Beggar’s Night
      When: Thursday, October 29, 5-7PM
      Where: Global Gifts Short North 682 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

      Kids and adults, stop by Global Gifts in costume and get a free Fair Trade mini-chocolate on Beggar’s Night!

      NORA PLAZA LOCATION

      First Friday – Domestic Violence Awareness (DVM) network event

      When: FridayOctober 2, from 5 pm – 8 pm
      Where: Global Gifts at Nora Plaza

      Guests will be treated to refreshments while they shop, and learn more about the work of the DVN and local and global programs working to end domestic abuse of all kinds.

      DVN will raffle two of their "Night with the Network" event tickets, to be held on October 16th at Crane Bay; discounts on products from organizations that support women and combat domestic abuse; and sampling products from Women’s Bean and Soup of Success.

      It’s Your World- Change IT! Fair Trade Making a Difference

      When: Wednesday, October 7 & 14 6:30-7:30 pm
      Sunday, October 11 $ 18 3-4 pm
      Sunday, October 18 1:30-2:30
      Where:
      Global Gifts at Nora Plaza

      Global Gifts is hosting Girl Scouts Central Indiana for sessions to explore different cultures and how girls can make a positive difference in the world by shopping fair trade.

      Want to make a difference in the world? Shop fair trade! Join Global Gifts to learn how fair trade affects the lives of artisans, especially women and girls all over the world. Explore different cultures across many continents through a scavenger hunt. Do you know how many cocoa beans it takes to make a chocolate bar? Take the chocolate quiz to find out and be rewarded with a sample of fair traded chocolate and brownies. Will it be your lucky day? The winner of a drawing will win a special gift! Fair trade patch and goodies bag will be given to each participant. Activities will help you on your way to earning the It's Your World - Change It! Journey.

      Events are limited to girl scout troops. Reservations can be made directly here.

      Celebrating India and Nepal
      When: Saturday, October 17, All day
      Where: Global Gifts at Nora Plaza

      • Henna Tattoos
      • Storytelling
      • Indian dress and cultural explorations
      • Representatives from Indianapolis Hindu Temple 
      • Indian food
      • Rangoli at the store entrance

      All customers welcome!

      Celebrating Dia De los Muertos: Sugar Skull Decorating Workshop
      Taught by Lisa Lorentz

      When: Friday, October 23, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
      Where: Global Gifts at Nora Plaza

      Open to 10 participants, ages 10 and up. Fair Trade Cookies, hot chocolate, and coffee will be served.
      $5 per skull (approximately 5" skulls). You may be able to decorate more than one skull during the session!
      Please RSVP by October 19 by calling Lisa at 317-569-0670. 

       

      BLOOMINGTON LOCATION

      African Cultural Day

      When: Saturday, October 3, 11 am - 1 pm
      Where: Global Gifts 122 N. Walnut St. Bloomington, IN 47404

      Mbira Queens will perform traditional Zimbabwe music with Mbira and marimba.
      The first 30 customer purchases will receive a free bracelet kit from Imani Workshop starting at 11 am.

      We will be sampling a yogurt dip made with our U-kuva i-Africa Swahili Lemon Pepper spice starting at 11 am. Hopscotch Coffee will be sampling their light roast Ethiopian coffee starting at 11 am.

      Join our mailing list for a chance to win free products!

      Asian Cultural Day

      When: Saturday, October 17, 11 am – 1 pm
      Where: Global Gifts 122 N. Walnut St. Bloomington, IN 47404

      In partnership with the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center, monks from Labrang Tashikyil Monastery in India are touring the US to teach Dharma, educate the public about the culture and religion of Tibet. They will be performing a traditional dance called “Tashi Sholpa” at noon.

      The Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center will have a table selling traditional wares to support the Bloomington Temple. Donations for the touring monks are welcome. Hopscotch coffee will sample their dark roast Sumatran coffee featuring the Ketiara Women’s cooperative.

      Join our mailing list for a chance to win free products.

      Fair Trade Month Display at City Hall
      When: October 1 through October 31
      Where: City Hall, The lobby of the Showers Building

      In honor of Fair Trade Month, Global Gifts will feature a poster display highlighting the importance of fair trade. These posters will be available to view all month long! 

       

      MASS AVENUE LOCATION

      10th Anniversary of the Mass Ave store & Fair Trade Month celebrations

      Two levels of participation:

      For everyone

      • Day of the Dead promotion on Saturday, Oct 3 with Day of the Dead bread, face / body stickers, cookies and cocoa
      • Meet Venture Imports on Thursday, Oct. 8, and learn more of our artisans carving our beautiful Kenyan soapstone sculptures (event time coming, check back soon)
      • To compliment Germanfest on Oct 10th, we will have potato soup and cornbread to sample
      •  Come hear Sam Carpenter (& band) play on October 16, Friday evening 6:30-8:00
      • Lunch & Learn on Thursday, October 22 at noon with Dr. Cyndi Alte, Chaplain for Seasons Hospice. Hear Dr. Alte play singing bowls and learn more about Tibet. Three different soups will be served along with cornbread. Please RSVP for lunch by calling Holly at 317-423-3148 or via our contact form.
      • See neighborhood children as they go trick-or-treating on Mass Ave in “Monster Mash”, October 31, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Come by in your costume and get a free fair trade chocolate from Global Gifts.
      • October 30- November 1, All weekend-long taste fair trade hot cocoa & cookies


      For all volunteers, staff and board who have been a part of Mass Ave’s history

      • Come in during the month and sign the door to our closet. We want everyone’s signature. At the end of the month we will apply a sealer so their names are permanently in place
      • Enter your name in a special drawing for only volunteers who have helped over the last 10 years. (Drawing in the back receiving area).

       

       

      Book Launch Party!

      When: Friday, September 18, 6-8 PM
      Where: Global Gifts at Nora Plaza

      Join us as we present the debut of author Jeanne Rhoades Smucker’s memoir, Llano Grande: Growing Up As A Missionary Child in Ecuador.

      Jeanne was one year old when she moved with her parents to Ecuador. She lived in Llano Grande for the first 14 years of her life. Now, after more than 55 years, she has returned to her Ecuadorian home and community and reconnected with her childhood friend Mercedes.

      In her memoir, she recounts the adventure of returning to the home of her childhood and looking for that part of herself that she left behind.

      Jeanne will present a reading and talk about her experience at 7:00 PM!
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      Featured Event: Spring Trunk Show

      Don't miss our Spring Trunk Show, featuring pieces from Mata Traders and Global Mamas. These gorgeous fashions are 100% fair trade, ethically produced... and the perfect additions to your spring wardrobe. Coming soon to a Global Gifts store near you!

      Bloomington: April 9 - 20

      Mass Ave: April 23 - May 4

      Short North: May 7 - June 8

      Preview styles here

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      World Fair Trade Day

      When: Saturday, May 9th
      Where: All Global Gifts stores

      Celebrate World Fair Trade at Global Gifts with LIVE MUSIC, crafts, refreshments, PRIZES, SCAVENGER HUNT and MORE!

      PLUS, Join our pre-event conversation on Facebook and Twitter for a chance to win a $100 gift card. LEARN MORE