Equal Exchange Organic & Fair Trade Fundraiser Chocolate Giveaway

Monday, May 10, 2010

{This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to #101, NewMommiezBlends} I recently came across the Equal Exchange Organic & Fair Trade Fundraising program. If you're like me, then your kids come home with at least one school fundraising project each month. And they are usually required to sell junk we don't need or food that's unhealthy. It really bothers me. They usually go right in my recycling bin.

I may, however, take a look at an organic fundraising program. I am a big proponent of buying local, organically produced products. The Equal Exchange Organic & Fair Trade Fundraiser program is a way for green families to raise money for their schools or organizations while still supporting their values.

Take a look below to read more about the program:



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The Equal Exchange Fundraiser allows schools and community groups to make money (40% profit), while benefiting small organic farmers and artisans around the globe. The fundraiser features organic and fairly traded coffees, teas, cocoas, nuts & berries, and handmade gift wrap (tree-free!) from Equal Exchange, and beautiful gifts for the home from Ten Thousand Villages(www.tenthousandvillages.com). The Equal Exchange Fundraiser works both as an event and/or catalog sale and is an easy way to both make money for the school, while reinforcing classroom values of social and environmental responsibility and global citizenship.

www.equalexchange.coop/fundraiser

Equal Exchange’s unique fundraising program also includes FREE educational materials to empower teachers to delve deeper into the issues surrounding Fair Trade and cooperative economics: www.equalexchange.coop/educationaltools


To help increase awareness, the Equal Exchange Organic & Fair Trade Fundraiser is offering one Suburban Jungle reader a FREE case of Equal Exchange organic & fairly traded dark chocolate minis ($35 value)!

Yum-o-rama!


To enter to win: Visit Equal Exchange and come back here and leave a comment sharing your thoughts on the program.


Extra Entries:

5 Extra Entries for blogging about this contest (leave 5 comments)

3 Extra Entries for tweeting (include @suburbanjung in your tweet, 1 extra entry for daily tweets)

2 Extra Entries for following Equal Exchange on Twitter

2 Extra Entries for "Liking" Equal Exchange on Facebook

1 Extra Entry if you follow @suburbanjung on twitter

1 Extra Entry if you follow this blog on google friend connect

1 Extra Entry if you are a feedburner subscriber


This contest will end on May 20th, at 9:00 PM EST. The winner will be selected by random.org, posted here, and contacted by email. No compensation or products were received for this giveaway. The giveaway prize comes directly from Equal Exchange.


270 comments:

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Lauren said...

This program seems wonderful. Any chance to get the word out there to care about others AND the environment is great! Props to them.
Lauren
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Lauren said...

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Lauren said...

I tweeted your giveaway here: http://twitter.com/dopeymouse05/status/13748353847 (2)
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Lauren said...

I follow Equal Exchange on Twitter @dopeymouse05.
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Lauren said...

I follow Equal Exchange on Twitter @dopeymouse05. (2)
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Lauren said...

I "like" Equal Exchange on Facebook. (1)
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I "like" Equal Exchange on Facebook. (2)
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Lauren said...

I follow you on Twitter @dopeymouse05.
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I follow you on Google Friend Connect.
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Scarlet of Moms Wear Your Tees. com said...

By participating in this program, you:

* Raise money for your school or organization.
* Sell high-quality, organic foods that people enjoy every day.
* Teach children that their everyday choices make a difference in the lives of others.
* Support sustainable farming methods that help cool the planet.
Sounds GREAT!

Scarlet of Moms Wear Your Tees. com said...

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Scarlet of Moms Wear Your Tees. com said...

I followed EE on Twitter @MWYT 2nd entry

Scarlet of Moms Wear Your Tees. com said...

I follow with GFC.

Scarlet of Moms Wear Your Tees. com said...

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Amber said...

I love the program - they have a great variety of farmers and their website looks very professional.
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow your blog with google friend connect!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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guettel78 said...

The program sounds incredibly worthwhile, and I respect their efforts to reach out to farmer co-ops around the world and to make an effort to bring people of different faiths together for the common good of enhancing sustainability and free trade. Thanks for spreading the word, and for the chance to enter!

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Dan and Karissa said...

This is a worth while program. I love this part of it: The Equal Exchange Fundraising Team also developed a Fair Trade curriculum and pen pal exchange program to help connect US children selling the chocolate with the children of the farmers who grow what they sold.

Dan and Karissa said...

Follow Equal Exchange on Twitter

Dan and Karissa said...

Follow @suburbanjung on twitter

Dan and Karissa said...

Follow on GFC!!

Dan and Karissa said...

I subscribe in google reader feed

Dan and Karissa said...

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Dan and Karissa said...

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Richard said...

great program I signed up for there email
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Mari said...

I checked out the website and I think it a good way for consumers to be ecologically and socially conscious about where we purchase our food and at the same time enjoy a delicious product.

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Jenna Wood said...

I think Equal Exchange is a great program, perfect to teach kids about sharing and fundraising!

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Jenna Wood said...

I follow EE on Twitter-pyrodamsel

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Anonymous said...

Christie
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I love the fair trade curriculum!

Noelle said...

This is such a great program. I am so sick of JUNK fundraisers! I'm going to forward this on to my daughter's nursery school. So very cool!

Caroline said...

I like that they work with farmers from all over the world!
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Caroline said...

I'm now following equal exchange on twitter post #1
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Caroline said...

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Caroline said...

I'm now following you on GFC
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Caroline said...

I'm now following you on twitter @themodestmom
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eclairre said...

Raising money towards education is always good!

Tina said...

I definitly support things like this. I will be sending this to my address book! Awesome!

debbie said...

I really like the fact that they are encouraging small farmers to democratically organize cooperatives. We really have to support the small farmers, they need all the help they can get.
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debbie said...

I am a email subscriber.
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debbie said...

I am a gfc follower.
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erica said...

Looks like an interesting concept, better than buying magazine subscriptions.

thaeter7 said...

It is refreshing to see a wonderful new idea!
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Mikki said...

This program is so much better than a lot of the programs in schools. I remember selling candy but it was Hersheys, and MUCH better than popcorn and Hillshire farm-type baskets.

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Mikki said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/Michrick8185/status/13790240195

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Mikki said...

My second entry for tweeting!

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Mikki said...

My third entry for tweeting!

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Mikki said...

I follow equal exchange on twitter! #1

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Mikki said...

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The Happy Runner said...

This looks like a great fundraiser program for schools -- to teach kids worthwhile lessons and support fair trade.

Alison said...

I love the program! I think it's a great way to teach kids the importance of fair trade as well as a really cool new way to do fundraisers!

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Alison said...

I am a follower.

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cmcathiem02@gmail.com said...

I applaud their fund raising efforts!

Heather L said...

I think that it is a wonderful program, that helps promote and sustain local farmers and artisans. While doing so helping the community to become more environmentally aware and promote healthy lifestyles.

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Heather L said...

I tweeted about this giveaway.


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Heather L said...

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Heather L said...

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Heather L said...

I follow equal exchange on twitter.


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Heather L said...

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Heather L said...

I follow equal exchange on facebook.


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Heather L said...

I follow equal exchange on facebook.#2

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Heather L said...

I follow you on twitter.


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Heather said...

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Jay said...

I like that the products are fair trade products.
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polly said...

wow, great program. the kids know their efforts in fundraising are going for a good cause.
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polly said...

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Jessica-MomForHim said...

I like that it is something different than what is usually being sold--organic chocolate! I know I could get some moms to buy some of that!

Jessica-MomForHim said...

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Dee said...

This is a great program!!! I will give it to friends on the local booster.

Kristen said...

Wow...you get to raise money for your school AND support sustainable farming! How great!

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Dan and Karissa said...

Tweet!!
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llinda29 said...

I am not into fund raising

Practically Spent said...

Excellent! I'll be suggesting this to our school. Love the idea of teaching/helping our kids and others as well. Same with the organic foods. I'd stop in my tracks to buy some from a fundraiser.

sksweeps said...

What a fabulous program! Win (fund raising), win (teaching kids about organic and fair trade), win (farmers and earth)!

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intensev5 said...

As a teacher I thought it was great that the company offers curriculum for grades 4 – 9 called Win Win Solutions: An Introduction to Fair Trade and Cooperative Economics and you can download it:) Thanks for the chance to win this

intensev5 said...

I subscribe via email

Mikki said...

My daily tweet!

http://twitter.com/Michrick8185/status/13859597302

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mogrill said...

I love the program. Great for teaching children.
Thanks for the chance.
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Kate said...

I think this is a terrific program! It's so important to educate kids on issues like fair trade... especially with the chocolate industry. It's often child slaves who make the wheels go round for big chocolate companies in the US.
Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

~JEWEL~ said...

I like it because it isn't just about raising $$ for an organization here but people who it comes from also make $$ I LOVE that

~JEWEL~ said...

tweet #1
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Linda said...

It's not just for chocolate. They also offer coffee and teas.

Linda said...

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~JEWEL~ said...

Im following Equal Exchange on Twitter #1

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Im following Equal Exchange on Twitter #2 (they should tweet more often! @nankani)

~JEWEL~ said...

I "Like" Equal Exchange on Facebook #1

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Michelle said...

I think this program is great-- exemplary in trying to educated communities about the importance of fair trade. I remember my mom getting Equal Exchange coffee from her church bazaars.


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Wehaf said...

I think this is great; I love that they have a curriculum program to go along with the fundraiser; when I was in school there was no educational or cultural development aspect along with the fundraiser, it was just about the $$. This is about social responsibility too - that's wonderful.

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Michelle said...

I follow with Google Friend Connect
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The NEW Mommiez Blend said...

I love that these 3 guys started this in 1 country and are now involving the whole world. Awesome! Wish we could get more schools to participate in this kind of fundraiser. They'd be killing two birds with one stone.

Chelle

The NEW Mommiez Blend said...

I follow via GFC. :)

Chelle

Mikki said...

Tweet
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Stephanie Suesan Smith, Ph.D. said...

While I object to making children sell stuff to fund their educational activities, this program is better than any I have seen.

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jakiesmom said...

I LIKE THAT THEY HAVE AN EVENT OR CATALOG OPTION FOR FUNDRAISING
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Smooshy said...

what a great way to support small farmers!

amanda said...

i love the idea!! organic, sustainable, chocolate/tea/etc... what could be better than that?!
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amanda said...

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wwrk said...

This is great program. I would love it.

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Deborah said...

I think it's a great program for schools, churches and other groups. And while I like supporting small farmers, I also like Equal Exchange offers a curriculum to teach kids about fair trade. asthenight at gmail dot com

Ladydoor said...

I think this part of the programme is great:
Teach children that their everyday choices make a difference in the lives of others.

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Ladydoor said...

I follow on Google Friend

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pansy said...

There are so many different fair trade products, snacks and gifts that could be used for fundraiser. How nice to raise funds and help others in the world at the same time. Makes those dorr knocking people less annoying.

Anonymous said...

what a great program to teach kids the value of fundraising and benefits of organic fair trade!

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RJ said...

I like how they educate children about the importance of so many of today's issues.

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RJ said...

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Bill Barber said...

Certainly done for a very worthy cause

Mikki said...

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Shannon said...

Sounds like a fantastic program. Teaching children and helping people. What can be wrong with that.
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Katie said...

I like that you can sell great stuff for fundraisers instead of stupid stuff like garbage bags.
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Jennifer L. said...

I like that the program teached children that their everyday choices make a difference in the lives of others.
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Dan and Karissa said...

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Sweetscove said...

I think this is a great program and hope that others support their work and buy those products even though the price may be higher than the stuff in your local grocery stores.
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Marci J said...

Very worthy project and mission - I love that it's connecting people of different backgrounds with a common goal of sustainability and fair trade
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bealight said...

Terrific fundraising idea! sustainable, gives back, organic..

ky2here said...

Their curriculum is very thorough - I thought the module on 'the problem with our food system' was particularly well done.

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Alison said...

I think the program is wonderful to get the news out there on the importance of fair trade.

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susitravl said...

They work with farmers from all over the world - so great!

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Mikki said...

Tweet Equal Exchange & Fair Trade chocolate giveaway @suburbanjung

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csue said...

It sounds great.

Karen G said...

I am a teacher, so I am very interested in this type of fundraising, but for our area the prices are probably too high. I do like that in the fundraiser section you can download the order forms, posters, etc.

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Karen said...

this seems like a much better program then I have seen before from school fundraisers

I would be more likely to purchase form one like this.

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annalene said...

This program sounds awesome! I was never able to participate in any fundraisers like this as a kid, but I think its great for kids to be aware of the world & also learn about giving back.

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Mikki said...

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clynsg said...

This is definitely a better idea than the candy, popcorn, etc, which usually make up the fundraising efforts. In addition, even those not yet into the ecological benefits would likely be willing to buy because the products are so good.

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karen said...

Fair trade programs are an important part of preserving the environment and promoting human dignity. Educating our children about the role they play is also important. This is a wonderful program. Thanks.

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josephanewby said...

I am really interested in the program. I love the idea of fair trade, it is a good idea although I wonder if fair trade certification costs farmers extra and therefore hurts their ability to be profitable.

Kerrismom said...

This is a great program. I wish it had been around when my daughter was school-aged

wwe11 said...

It looks interesting.
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Mikki said...

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Hotsnotty2 said...

Sounds like an amazing program, I'd love to be a part of it, thanks!

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Happi Shopr said...

By participating in this program, you:

* Raise money for your school or organization.
* Sell high-quality, organic foods that people enjoy every day.
* Teach children that their everyday choices make a difference in the lives of others.
* Support sustainable farming methods that help cool the planet.

What a great idea!
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Anonymous said...

Wow! This is a great idea!

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Gracie said...

What an excellent idea. I checked the prices on tea and they are great!

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singermagic1 said...

I really dont like the idea of children having to sell items but this seems better than most
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Amanda S. said...

I think it's an awesome idea! I'd love to have my kids' school participate!

teddyfulrach said...

I love that this Co-ops been running for over 20yrs now! :)
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