FairTrade Caravans works with schools and nonprofits to educate their communities and transition their fundraising efforts from mass-produced products to fair trade products.
Raise money for your school or group by promoting the powerful purchase of fair trade products. By doing so you will earn a percentage of sales while supporting farmers and artisans in developing countries.
Many traditional fundraisers often involve mass-produced products such as candy loaded with high-fructose corn syrup, toxic candles or bad-for-the rainforest wrapping paper. There is little information about where and how these products are made and priced. Many school fundraisers offer children more "stuff" to incentivize them as opposed to teaching them about our global community and the people in it.
FairTrade Caravans’ progressive fundraisers provide an enrichment component as well as a business model that considers health, environmental and fair trade issues.
FairTrade Caravans will provide a 30-60 minute educational presentation about fair trade tailored to the needs of the school. The goal is to present the children and school community with an engaging, upbeat and uplifting picture of the fair trade industry, the benefits of buying fair trade and the people behind it. Content will include:
FairTrade Caravans will work with schools to provide an easy and simple program and process for presenting and ordering products that includes:
In order to purchase products, each school or nonprofit will have a specific code that will take constituents to a unique page with products and pricing for their fundraising event.