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Ballet 5:8 is on “Pointe” with Fundraising

27 January

We love to celebrate our many fundraising catalog partners. Each participating group makes a direct and positive impact on farming families across the globe as they offer their products to their communities. For this, we thank you!  Ballet 5:8 is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based outside of Chicago…

Silver Rail PTA Finds Success Fundraising

26 January

At Equal Exchange, we’re proud to help schools, nonprofits and organizations of all sizes raise money with an easy catalog program. Participating groups often reach – and exceed – their fundraising goals while also supporting authentic fair trade! “Silver Rail Elementary School is working to be a collaborative culture…

Fundraising with a Spring Theme

16 January

Fundraising with Equal Exchange is effective any time of year, but add in a special theme during the first half of the year can help you get to your goal faster. Here’s how… Planning a campaign with a holiday or a seasonal theme gives you the power of suggestion…

Sharing + Saving = Buying Club

15 January

Buying clubs offer you the opportunity to make a real difference for small farmers around the world while paying less for your favorite organic and Fair Trade foods.  Order together and get staples like coffee, tea, chocolate, olive oil and more at low wholesale case prices. We’ll ship…

Hot Chocolate Bar With Toppings!

09 January

Winter days and bad weather mean … hot chocolate season! Share a steaming cup of cocoa with friends, dressed up with custom toppings. Line up your favorite fixings and gather a group for a DIY hot chocolate bar. This is a fun, hands-on activity —  and an effective way…

Get Social! Boost Fundraising With Social Media

07 November

Promoting your fundraising campaign is important. If supporters don’t know about it, they can’t participate. Use email and handouts to amplify your campaign, or take advantage of your organization’s website, newsletters, blog, and — best of all — social media accounts. We’re here to help!  For…

Who Grows Your Chocolate? An Update

15 October

You probably already know that cacao is the crop from which cocoa and chocolate are made. West African countries like Ghana and Côte d’Ivôire produce most of the world’s cacao. Starting a few years ago, labor abuses in West Africa began to get international attention. You…

Mix up a Chilly Chili Mocha

07 August

  0 from 0 votes Print Chilly Chili Mocha How are you keeping cool and caffeinated this summer? We’ve worked up this simple recipe for a Chilly Chili Mocha. Or is it the other way around? No matter — this iced coffee beverage is sweet yet refreshing, with just a…

Abel Fernandez at St. Mary of the Angels

19 July

For over ten years, the Catholic parish of St. Mary of the Angels in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, has been a constant and significant supporter of Equal Exchange and the farmers we represent. St. Mary’s serves Equal Exchange coffee at fellowship after Mass and re-sells thousands…

BBQ Spice Rub for Coffee Lovers

12 June

Do you enjoy a hot cup of coffee in the morning as much as we do? Do you love red meat? Then you’ll flip for our BBQ Spice Rub recipe. 0 from 0 votes Print Coffee BBQ Spice Rub The addition of fresh ground coffee brings out the…

Celebrando el cinco de mayo con mole poblano de comercio justo

04 May

Traducido por Mercedes Paloma Lopez Mancillas, de la Oficina Regionál del Suroeste de CRS en San Antonio, Texas y por Scarlett de la Vega Ochoa, Oké Banana (Equal Exchange’s fairly traded bananas), West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. (Read the English-language version here.)   Pollo en Mole Poblano es un…

Mole Poblano with a Fairly-Traded Twist

01 May

    Pollo en Mole Poblano is a traditional Mexican dish of chicken simmered in a dark, spicy, chocolate-based sauce. This spring, Equal Exchange employees and our partners from Catholic Relief Services prepared three batches of mole — each slightly different — with fairly-traded and Organic ingredients. And…