Since my daughter started school, it seems that there have been endless fundraising events including bake sales, scholastic book programs, scripps gift card purchases and of course Box Tops for education. Since her school is relatively small, I’m happy to support all of the events however, I can’t help but wish that the products sold were more in line with my family’s developing eco-friendly lifestyle. Equal Exchange, a co-operative who’s mission is to build long-term trade partnerships that are economically just and environmentally sound, offers a wonderful opportunity for you to raise money for your school, group or organization and support fair trade organic farmers while doing it. In addition it’s a great learning opportunity for your community as it opens the door to understanding fair trade and what it means for the world. And the best part…the product choices are wonderful! From rich organic coffees, cocoas and teas to decadent organic chocolates, it seems to have something for everyone. (Not to mention the profit margins are very competitive offering your organization the chance to raise substantial funds.)
More information can be found about Equal Exchange Co-operative Fundraising Program for your school, group or organization on their website.