is Stronghold's International Gift Shop?
Gift shop is a mission and ministry of the Stronghold
Conference, Retreat & Camping Center. Its
purpose is to facilitate the development of
the poorest of the world's craftspeople. Participation
in the global network of artisans enables others
to take part in the improvement of lives through
education, health services, and involvement
in local government.
When you purchase items from our shop, you become
a global partner in promoting justice and hope
throughout the world.
What can I expect
to find in the International Gift Shop?
The Gift Shop carries
items from A-Z, including alphabets and zebras.
Stock items rotate with the seasons. You might
- Hand-woven vests from Guatemala
- Wood carving from Kenya
- Musical instruments from
- Jewelry from the Philippines
- Lacquerware from Viet
- Christmas decorations
from Thailand, El Salvador, & the West
- Toys and dolls from Russia
Countries represented change
frequently, so check often. Also, artisans constantly
create new items. The shop offers lots to see
each time you come!
can I find the Gift Shop open?
Saturday hours are normally
10:00 am–2:00 pm.
We are open during the Olde English Faie (during Oregon's Autumn on Parade festival) as well as special store hours that are announced
throughout the year. Call (815) 732-6111
for more information.
Planning a retreat, meeting
or event at Stronghold? If you want to make
the International Gift Shop part of your Stronghold
experience, please call in advance for availability.
Where can I find Stronghold's
International Gift Shop?
The International Gift Shop
is located in Brubaker Center at Stronghold.
For more information about the Gift Shop or
to arrange for it to come to your community
call us at (815)732-6111.