How It Works for Schools

The Giving Market is a fun, inclusive shopping experience that inspires EVERY student to live with generosity 

Promotes Generosity

Each gift comes with a personalized note and every student gets one Giving Dollar to be used on a gift for others.

High-Quality, Curated Gifts

Our handpicked, meaningful gifts make families actually proud to give, and several have a giveback component.

On-Site Host

With our friendly, on-site host leading volunteers and set up, the experience for volunteers is a breeze.

Market Environment

The Giving Market setup feels just like your favorite local craft market. 

Easy Payment

We provide two iPads with easy-to-use software as Giving Market payment stations.

Fun Holiday Experience

Through carols, spontaneous singing, and random acts of kindness, students will be spreading holiday cheer.

Why Choose the Giving Market?

5 Reasons Why Schools Across the Country LOVE the Giving Market

Giving Dollar

Every Student Included

No one likes to be left out. With our program, EVERY student gets to shop at the Giving Market thanks to our Giving Dollar, a mini-certificate that students can use to buy a gift for someone else.  

Honest, Fair Pricing

We determine a fair price ahead of time to ensure the best value and experience for your students. We want EVERY student to be able to afford the items we’ve hand-picked for your Giving Market.

Fair, Honest Pricing
Gifts with Meaning

Gifts with Meaning

The gifts offered at the Giving Market aren’t your typical, junky items found at a holiday shop. We’re proud to offer high-quality yet affordable items that promote social good around the world.

Funds for Your School

Once your program has completed, the Giving Market will generously donate a portion of the proceeds back to your school. The more you sell, the more you keep!

Funds for School
Values

Fun, Local Team

Holiday shops can be tough for volunteers to organize and run. Thanks to our friendly, local host, your volunteers will know exactly what to do and how to run the Giving Market program.

Giving Market Catalog - Winter 2018

Download the catalog below to share with your school and parent organization! 

Buy a Gift. Change the World.
Whether it's supporting widows in Africa, children fighting cancer, or students in your school, when you buy certain gifts at the Giving Market, you're not just giving a gift—you're changing the world.
African Handmade Bracelet
These one-of-a-kind bracelets are handmade by widows in Zambia. Each purchase supports these women in need by giving them a more sustainable life.
Headbands of Hope
Headbands of Hope are gorgeous headbands with adjustable elastic. With every purchase of a Headband of Hope, a headband is given to a child fighting cancer.
DIY Necklace Kit
These DIY Necklace Kits are handmade by widows in Zambia. Each purchase supports these women in need by giving them a more sustainable life.
Shoutout Card
Shoutout Cards help create school-wide community and a culture of positive encouragement. Purchase a card and give a shout out to a friend or family member!

Frequently Asked Questions

The Giving Market is a holiday shop fundraiser like no other! The Giving Market provides a fun student shopping experience that promotes generosity, builds community, and celebrates giving while also raising money for your school.

We accept Store Credit, cash, check (made out to the school’s parent organization), and Giving Dollars. You can purchase Store Credit by clicking here. It’s an easy and simple way to allow your child to spend money at the Giving Market while not sending in cash or check.

Store credit is an easy and safe way for family members to send in money for their child to shop at the Giving Market without worrying about the hassle of cash or check. Your child will receive a “certificate” the next school day notifying them of the amount they can spend. Multiple different people can purchase store credit for your child and the amounts will be totaled together for the student.

You can purchase store credit by clicking here.

Every student will receive a Giving Dollar they can use like real money at the Giving Market. We wanted to make sure that every student was able to participate in this incredible school-wide generosity experience. Here’s the catch though…we’re encouraging students to spend their Giving Dollar on someone else before they spend it on themselves. It is a Giving Dollar after all!

At this time we are not selling any of our items online. What makes Giving Market great is that it’s an entire experience for students to shop and enjoy giving to others at their school.

The Giving Market season lasts for 3 weeks between Thanksgiving and Winter Break. For a specific schedule, please reach out to your local administration or parent organization.

We are currently serving select schools across America for Winter 2018. If you would like to bring Giving Market to your school, please reach out to us by filling out this form. Notice that your state may not be available to host a Giving Market. Please give us your email so we can notify you as soon as possible when Giving Market becomes available in your area.

Featured Gifts

African Handmade Bracelet
Included in our “Change the World” section, these one-of-a-kind bracelets are handmade by widows in Zambia. Each purchase supports these women in need by giving them a more sustainable life.
Dad Tin Mug
Dads love their coffee. One sip from this classic Tin Mug will have Dad dreaming of the great outdoors and a good campfire. Plus, now he won’t have to worry about anyone taking his favorite mug.
Holly Jolly Necklace
Nothing screams “merry and bright” quite like the Holly Jolly Necklace. Whether you rock it in your family photo or while you wait up for Santa—it’s a festive addition to any outfit. Enjoy all seven modes for a crazy-fun time!
Winter Pines Candle
The Winter Pines Candle seemingly transforms any room into a wonderfully piney forest. Made from soy, it’s an ideal gift for just about everyone. Pairs perfectly with a warm blanket and cup of hot cocoa.
Dad Hat Co. Snapback
Every dad needs a good hat. Founded on America’s bicentennial in 1976, we’re proud to offer the first ever Dad Hat Co. hat. This navy snapback is the perfect gift for your old man.
Unicorn Blaster
Ready, aim, BLAST! Take on friends and siblings in the ultimate showdown with these crazy-cool blasters. Pick from either the Unicorn or Reindeer Blaster, then squeeze to launch a foam ball up to 20 feet.
Floral & Wilderness Notebook
Whether mom needs a place to write her to-to list or dad needs some inspiration to finally start working on that novel, these notebooks are the perfect gifts for the writers in your life.
Beard Shaping Tool
The Beard Shaping Tool is a comb and beard-aligner all in one. Its tapered-edge design makes it easy to form perfect, symmetrical lines. Combine with clippers or a razor to achieve a trim/shave so sharp it’ll make Chuck Norris blush.
Fresh Powder Snowball
Whether your town gets too much snow or none at all, the Fresh Powder Snowball is a squishy ball of fun that never melts. The more snowballs you have, the more fun the snowball fights are!