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Celebrating 11 Years of the Equal Exchange Fundraising Program!

Celebrating 11 Years of the Equal Exchange Fundraising Program!

This year marks the 11th anniversary of Equal Exchange’s Fundraising Program! The program started with Virginia Berman, a co-owner and the Organizing…

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Ground Coffee vs Whole Bean Coffee: Which Is Right For You?

When deciding between ground coffee and whole bean coffee, it comes down to a question of convenience vs. the opportunity for better quality. We&#8217…

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Bring Fair Trade to Your Farmer’s Market

Because coffee, tea, and cacao (which becomes chocolate)  aren’t grown in most places in the U.S., many local farmer’s markets…

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Making the Oil of Chrism with Justice

Every year on Tuesday in Holy Week, the clergy of the Episcopal Diocese of California gather at Grace Cathedral to renew their ordination vows and…

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Get Kids And Parents Excited To Fundraise With Equal Exchange

The school year has just begun, your fundraising kickoff is coming up, and all the logistics are figured out. Now it’s time to start…

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women pouring coffee

How To Choose The Best Coffee Maker For Your Office

Coffee is the secret ingredient of many productive workplaces, and having it available at the office is a perk for everyone. But if you&#8217…

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How To Pack & Distribute Student Orders

Welcome to the last step of your school fundraiser! You’ve placed your master order, received your products and now: it’s time to pack…

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Equal Exchange customers and staff, visiting Las Colinas Cooperative in El Salvador.

Mary O’Brien: Fair Trade And My Catholic Faith

Guest post by Mary O’Brien, Global Solidarity Leader, Archdiocese of Hartford, CT “Each year as I look ahead to the Easter Season…

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Roots Of Catholic Social Teaching

Peter Buck is a Senior Representative of the Interfaith & Community Sales program at Equal Exchange. This blog post is part of an ongoing series…

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Five Ways To Fundraise This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day always comes as a delightful break from winter doldrums for all ages, and at school, it offers a festive and easy fundraising…

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How To Place Your Fundraising Order

Congratulations on running a Fair Trade fundraiser with Equal Exchange! Now that the selling phase is over, it’s time to place your compiled order…

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Cacao growers Ramon and Glenys with a cacao pod in the Dominican Republic.

Fun Facts & Fair Trade Recipes for Kids

Bring the story of small farmers to life with kid-friendly treats made with fairly traded ingredients. These special snacks can be the starting point…

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New Federal School Fundraising Rules & Fair Trade Solutions

Last year, new federal rules on school fundraisers and snacks went into effect nationwide. These guidelines regulate the food available to kids throughout the school…

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An Appreciation Of The Pope’s Encyclical Letter On The Environment

There’s excitement here at Equal Exchange about Pope Francis’ encyclical letter on the environment, “Laudato Si’ (Praise Be): Care for our Common Home.” In…

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School-Wide Fundraising Part 2: Collecting Orders

This is part three of a series on school fundraising. Read Part 1: Logistics or Part 3: Distributing Orders After the hustle of promoting your…

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