Worldwide Gifts is closed for the winter and will reopen in spring 2017.
Worldwide Gifts was established in Southern California in 1982 as a ministry of the Pacific Southwest region of the American Baptist Churches USA. Each summer a second store was located at Green Lake. In 1995 the mission project was moved to Green Lake permanently and renamed Worldwide Gifts of Green Lake.
Worldwide Gifts exists to provide financial support for people involved in cottage industries within developing countries. The profits from sales benefit mission work worldwide, and whenever possible, items are purchased directly from American Baptist missions or other Christian organizations.
Volunteers donate time and talent to the operation of the store. Some of the items for sale include Christmas ornaments, international music, clothing, jewelry, picture frames, greeting cards, nativity sets, home decor, instruments, wood crafts, puzzles and toys.
Worldwide Gifts brings hope and self-sufficiency to people around the world. Gifts purchased for yourself or a friend bring the opportunity to experience a better life to many international crafters.