I love Chicago Fair Trade! This is a culture-shifting organization. Proud to volunteer on the board.
We're successfully nudging the disasterous norm of consumerism in a more ethical direction. We're teaching consumers to ask the right questions before putting something into their shopping cart. We're helping businesses who do have great products find those customers. And we've successfully challenged city and county government to also make better purchasing decisions.
This culture has touched thousands of lives in Chicago and around the world. Groups in LA and NYC meet with Chicago Fair Trade to ask how it's done!
Chicago Fair Trade transforms lives with very little. Dollars are streched in creative ways. But it's not free.
My goal is to raise $1,500 for Chicago Fair Trade. Victoria and I are starting things off with a $250 donation because this is important to us. Anything you can do -- even $10 -- will help!
So if you care about:
1. Having access to great fair trade goods.
2. The people making those goods.
3. Or, if you just want a chance to cast a vote against an economic system that has concentrated half the world's wealth in the hands of about 60 men...
Please donate $10 or more today!
P.S. Please let me know if you prefer to make an offline donation. We can do this off of Crowdwise if you prefer.
Please help Chicago Fair Trade (CFT) raise $25,000 in three days! CFT is proud to be a national leader in fair trade.
When you donate, you support this vital movement that is lifting tens of thousands of farmers and artisans--the majority women--out of poverty and transforming their lives. You are guaranteeing a fair wage, supporting safe, healthy working conditions, protecting the environment, and empowering communities. You are helping create a world in which children going to school and not working is the norm.
Thanks to the support of people like you, Chicago is the epicenter of the fair trade movement in the U.S. We are home to more fair trade businesses and activities than anywhere in the US. Your support allows CFT to grow this vibrant community by offering events throughout out the year--student seminars, film screenings, fashion shows, producer tours, panel discussions, and much more. We truly appreciate your donation--it really makes a difference!