Every Second Sunday, Global Missions sells Fair Trade coffee (beans, ground and K-cups), tea (herbal, green and black), and cocoa outside of the Fellowship Hall. Also for sale is Fair Trade olive oil, a variety of chocolate bars and bags of mini chocolates. You can purchase these products by cash or check made out to Chapelwood. Purchase for yourself or as a gift for a friend!
Started in 2002, the UMCOR Coffee Project is a collaboration between Equal Exchange and the United Methodist Committee on Relief to involve more Methodist communities and individuals in supporting small farmers around the world. For each pound of fairly traded coffee, chocolate, tea, and foods Methodists purchase through the UMCOR Coffee Project, 15 cents per pound goes to UMCOR's Small Farmer Fund. That Fund amounted to $14,410.519 in 2015 alone!
In 2015, UMCOR used Small Farmers to support 2 projects, one in India and one in Nicaragua, that aim to increase the food and nutritional security of women in children in rural communities through training in kitchen gardening and nutrition and appropriate input distribution.
Fairtrade allows farmers from several developing countries to earn a fair price for their crops while delivering quality products to consumers. In addition, use of child labor is prohibited and safer, chemical-free farming methods are encouraged. A portion of the proceeds from your purchase goes directly to these farmers to make a sustainable income for their families.
Your help is needed to sell Fair Trade products too! Time Commitment: 20-30 minutes once a month
Global Ministries is looking for new volunteers to assist in selling Fair Trade items outside of the Fellowship Hall each Second Sunday morning of the month. This could be every month or just once a year! Please contact Vicki Jud at email@example.com if you are interested in helping this important ministry.
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