Some of the students have been inspired by what they have learned throughout the year about social justice issues, and others are just looking for something different.
We are lucky that a number of our volunteers are retired teachers and have given us some great ideas!
One of the top suggestions was some of the books we have in the store, that teachers, especially those in the earlier years can use in their classroom. The books celebrate different cultures through a variety of stories.
Handmade musical instruments are another popular choice, especially for the music teacher. With a variety of hand crafted percussion instruments, there is always something to keep a beat! The instruments come from producers in a number of countries and can often reflect their cultures and traditions.
A more traditional choice could be one of the beautiful hand made mugs, with a bag of coffee or box of tea. A large majority of ceramics come from the artisan group Craft Link in Vietnam.
Our volunteers are also able to help build custom gift baskets to meet any need.