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Use fairly made chocolate to support YOUR school, help rescued kids, and help end human trafficking, all at the same time :)
Free Chocolate... Sweet! :)
FREE Chocolate Fundraiser
Use fairly made chocolate to support YOUR school and help rescued kids at the same time!
This Fall, you can raise support for your school, church, club or organization while helping kids rescued from slavery in West Africa. And you can do it just by selling chocolate! Now that's a pretty sweet deal if we've ever seen one.
70-80% of the world's chocolate is produced in a region where forced labor is endemic in the supply chain. As consumers we can ensure the chocolate we eat, buy, and sell is produced through a socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable way.
Selling chocolate is a common fundraiser for schools, clubs, and campaigns. Why not sell chocolate that supports children rescued from slavery in Ghana and ensures forced labor isn't being used in its production? 40% of the funds raised go back to YOU! And 25% help freed children in Ghana!
It Tastes Great!
Not For Sale is working with Sweet Earth Chocolates to offer four great flavors: Bittersweet (Dark), Peanut Crunch, Milk Chocolate, and
Its as Easy as 1, 2, 3..
We take all the hassle out of this fundraiser and made it truly worth your time!
1st - Email us
and request chocolate order forms
2nd - take orders from your friends, family, and community and mail back orders
3rd - distribute the chocolate to those who ordered it!
Chocolate and Freedom have never tasted so sweet!
You can help us spread the word by forwarding this email broadly, and passing on to blogs, etc!
Fall is Fast Approaching...
This Halloween: Give Chocolate Back!
On October 31, 2009, families across the US and Canada will unite to help:
* END forced labor in the cocoa industry
* ERADICATE poverty among cocoa farmers* PROMOTE Fair Trade
* CHANGE Consumer Habits...
...by giving Fair Trade chocolate back to adults as they Trick-or-Treat in their communities this Halloween. The chocolate is attached to a card with information about social and environmental justice issues in the cocoa industry, and it explains why buying Fair Trade certified chocolate provides a solution.
Reverse Trick-or-Treating is an initiative launched by the human rights organization Global Exchange in cooperation with the Fair Trade company Equal Exchange. It is a collaboration of kids, students and adults across the nation, supported by schools, nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and Fair Trade companies.
Now you can transform Halloween into a meaningful event by giving back to your neighbors and to cocoa growing communities.
Best of All... Reverse Trick-or-Treating kits are FREE
Thanks to the generous donations of Fair Trade chocolate companies: Equal Exchange, Alter Eco, Sweet Earth, and La Siembra (as well as others in Canada).
Participants pay only the cost of postage!
Participate as an individual, or organize your classroom, school, congregation, youth group or social justice organization to take part by distributing multiple kits to participants!
DEADLINE TO REQUEST KITS:
Groups (schools, congregations, youth groups, etc): October 1
Individuals: October 13
Order yours TODAY!
(They always run out long before the deadline...)
Join us, and together we will reach nearly a quarter million households this year!
The husband/wife power duo, Dennis and Bobbie Mark, has been a tremendous force in the fight against human trafficking as they've spread their influence across Texas. With around 30 active volunteers statewide, Not For Sale TX has mobilized a team adept at working within their communities, their colleges, and their government.
The incredible breadth of the team comes from the inspiration of its leadership. Bringing a strong background of experience in working with law enforcement, Co-Director Dennis spent his summer teaching at the Investigator's Academy in San Francisco. He then headed off to Uganda, where he conducted intense mapping and investigation of child trafficking throughout the region. Co-Director Bobbie, meanwhile, not only held down the fort at home, but also took off for New Hampshire where she played a key role assisting Not For Sale national staff as the ministry partner at SoulFest.
And what's happening at home? Just this last week, Texas saw a huge legislative win in the fight against modern-day slavery! Click HERE to watch the video, and HERE to read the article.
On August 20, 2009, HB 4009 was signed into law by Governor Rick Perry. This law establishes a state task force made up of governmental, non-governmental, faith-based and professional organizations and non-profits and the creation of a state human trafficking database. It also includes mandatory training requirements for law enforcement at all levels. Finally, it supports the use of funds for services for domestic human trafficking victims and grant access for service providers that provide direct services.
This month has also seen an Awareness concert, NFS-TX team meeting, and upcoming Free2Play football event in Houston.
Best of all, this August 29th, a rally of 1500-2000 Texas A&M students will gather together to raise money for Not For Sale-TX! An official note from David Batsone, commissioning the event:
"As founder and president of the Not For Sale Campaign, I hereby declare
that on this day, August 29, 2009, the official color of freedom shall be
maroon, replacing orange for the period of one day, in honor of the
dedication and passion of Texas A & M students to enable 27 million people
living in captivity to go free."
Don't mess with Texas ;)
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