FairTrade Caravans works with schools, teams/clubs and nonprofits to educate their communities and transition their fundraising efforts from traditional products to fair trade products.

Earn 25% of product sales for your school or organization by promoting the powerful purchase of fair trade products. By doing so your school, club or youth group will earn significant financial benefits while supporting farmers and artisans in developing countries. For more information or to sign up.

“The FairTrade Caravans fundraiser is the most organized and easy fundraiser I have ever done!”

Melissa Levin, Director 
The Children's Center at Groton

Fundraising Program

FairTrade Caravans provides an easy to implement program for family and friends to order fair trade products that includes:

  • 25% of product sales back to your school, team/club or nonprofit for fundraising
  • Dynamic online catalog with high quality, curated fair trade products
  • Marketing support and enrichment program
  • Secure, dedicated online ordering
  • Dashboard for school representative to track orders and funds raised
  • Order delivery and management
  • Customer service

In order to purchase products, each school, team/club or nonprofit will have a specific code that will take constituents to a unique page with products and pricing for their fundraising event. To see a sample event with products and pricing, please enter code Sample in the Participants [Enter Code] box above.

Enrichment Program

FairTrade Caravans provides educational resources and information about fair trade for schools, students and parents to access directly or through the classroom. We present students, their families and school communities with an engaging and informative view of the fair trade industry, the benefits of buying fair trade and the people behind it. Content will include:

  • What/where is fair trade
  • How fair trade helps everyone along the supply chain
  • Age appropriate activity and/or videos
  • Real stories 
  • Show how local action connects to global impact

Why Fair Trade Fundraising?

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/team/club fundraisers offer children more "stuff" to incentivize them as opposed to teaching them about our global community and the people in it.

Our products are fair trade certified - ethically made and sustainable - from small communities and Co-Ops around the world. They allow people to farm and create using their ethnic practices, keeping their cultural heritage alive.

FairTrade Caravans’ progressive fundraisers provide an enrichment component as well as a business model that considers health, environmental and fair trade issues. For more information or to sign up.

 

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Fair trade helps global communities!

“The activity both raised money for our schools, and provided students and teachers learning opportunities for understanding around real global issues in the classroom.”

Rob Dunn, Social Studies Curriculum Coordinator
Shrewsbury, MA Middle Schools