Resources for Useful Gift Shops

Thanks for running a Useful Gifts Shop in your church, workplace, school or community! We really appreciate all your efforts to support our partners as they work to overcome poverty and injustice.

Here are some useful resources for running your shop:

Order replacement stock

Are you running out of stock? We can send you replacements right away.

Order more stock

Join us on Facebook

Share your ideas and ask questions on the 'Useful Gifts Shops' group on Facebook.

Join the group

Useful Gifts Shop Handbook

A guide to running your Useful Gifts Shop with comprehensive instructions and tips on:

  • How to open your 'Pop-Up' shop
  • Creatively designing your shop
  • Promoting your shop
  • Wow-ing your customers!
  • Making your first sale.

Download the handbook

Video: Set up a virtual UG Shop

Watch how to set up an online Useful Gifts shop.


Useful Gifts Shop Starter Kit Handbook

The Checkout

The Checkout is a resource for Useful Gifts Shops that enables customers and Useful Gifts Shop operators to process purchases and donations from cash, cheque and credit cards in-person at your unique Useful Gifts Shop web page.

Email [email protected] for 'Checkout Extras' – your comprehensive guide to the Checkout (including FAQ and troubleshooting sections).

Short video clips

Promotional videos for you to watch or download, including safe water and chickens.

Watch or download

Give your feedback

Let us know what you think and help us shape future gift shops. Complete your feedback online:

Take the online survey

Cardboard cut-out instructions

Download instructions for cutting out your cardboard goat and chicken.

Download instructions

Forms and tally sheets

Helpful forms and tally sheets to assist with your Useful Gifts Shop:

Was there something we missed?

If you couldn't find what you were looking for, please contact Cathy Cook, our Useful Gifts Shops Coordinator: