Friday, November 9, 2018

Catholic Relief Services Ethical Trade at St Patrick's in San Francisco

Last night the Diocese of San Francisco, Diocese of Oakland and the Diocese of San Jose collaborated to make celebrants of Mass for the Dead For Our Homeless Brethren at St Patrick's Cathedral aware of Catholic Relief Services Ethical Trade by displaying an informational table in the downstairs hall afterwards. Equal Exchange and Catholic Relief Services' Fair Trade coffee named Mama Tierra was served. Many came by with questions about Ethical Trade, how they could support it in their everyday lives and how they could include it in their parish Advent and Lenten seasons. Many thanks to Martin Ford and Patrick Shadonnay for making this happen.





Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Successful Ethical Trade Sale at St Simon's Catholic Church

Thank you St Simon's Catholic Church for conducting an Ethical Trade Sale this past weekend. Everyone who attended took the opportunity to be an artisan for peace. The small farmers and artisans around the world thank you for bringing dignity to their workplace, providing opportunities for their children to attend school and making their communities stronger.







Please Vote!

Democratic participation is a cornerstone of Fair Trade. By voting on how to spend their extra Fair Trade funds, producers create positive change in their communities. Will you join us in doing likewise today? Please vote!



Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Ethical Trade Sale at St Simon's Church

'Here is Your Opportunity to Change Lives' This is the announcement in the bulletin at St Simon's Catholic Church in Los Altos. It is advertising the Catholic Relief Services Ethical Trade Sale taking place on November 3 and 4 after all the masses. It is your opportunity to choose beautiful gifts that make an impact on the small farmers and artisans around the world. By purchasing these ethically made products you bring dignity to their workplace, provide opportunities for their children to attend school and make their communities stronger.
"Everyone can be an artisan for peace." -Pope Francis



Monday, October 22, 2018

Successful Fair Trade Sale at St John Vianney

Thank you Brendan and Darby for a wonderful Fair Trade sale at St John Vianney Church on Sunday. Equal Exchange coffee, tea, chocolate and cocoa were sold after each mass.The small farmers around the world thank you for your support of Fair Trade.




Check the Chocolate Scorecard before Halloween

This Halloween, please consider the #chocolatescorecard
when purchasing your treats!

https://www.greenamerica.org/press-release/there-child-labor-your-halloween-candy-chocolate-scorecard-identified-good-ghoulish-companies?fbclid=IwAR3xQR5d6wFJqFoPAPZylKrBfGLXj7yirpwb49G8hwFUB6fwYMhB_yzcHpk




Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Fantastic App - ILAB Sweat & Toil

Celebrate Fair Trade Month by being a better consumer. Make sure the products you buy do not come from child or forced labor by downloading the app 'ILAB Sweat & Toil. With this fantastic app, you can be part of the solution to end child labor and forced labor around the world. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2QjN9av