Shop for organic and fairly traded pantry staples between October 4th and November 5th and 10% of your purchase of coffee, tea, chocolate and other products will be donated to the Women of the ELCA for the AMMPARO migrant children initiative. AMMPARO is a holistic, whole church commitment by the ELCA to accompany children today and in the future. They have created a strategy to Accompanying Migrant Minors with Protection, Advocacy, Representation and Opportunities (AMMPARO) given the plight of children who are forced to flee their communities for complex and interrelated reasons, including chronic violence, poverty, environmental displacement and lack of opportunities in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. Due to their connection to companion churches in the region, including companion synod relationships, and existing ministries in the U.S., the ELCA is well-positioned to help ensure that these vulnerable children are protected. Learn more >>
How to participate:
Place an order on the Equal Exchange webstore between October 4 - November 5th and enter the code WELCA21 during check out. 10% of your purchase will be set aside as a donation to Women of the ELCA for their AMMPARO initiative.
Choose from wholesale priced cases of organic and fairly traded coffee, tea, chocolate, olive oil, snacks and grocery staples. Cases are typically boxes of 6 for products like coffee, tea, cocoa and snacks and chocolate bars come in packs of 12. View a list of products, case sizes and prices here.
How can you use Equal Exchange products?
There are many ways to share these delicious products at church, at home and in your community year round!
Visit shop.equalexchange.coop/congregations to learn more about how you can:
- Serve coffee at coffee hour/fellowship
- Mark-up the products and sell them at an event or holiday sale as a fundraiser for your church
- Buy for personal home use
- Form a buying club with friends and neighbors to share cases
Through the partnership between Women of the ELCA and Equal Exchange, churches and individuals purchase organic, fairly traded products at wholesale case prices, ensuring that more of the money spent on coffee, tea, chocolate and other products reaches the hardworking farmers who actually grow them.
Equal Exchange has been a leader in the U.S. fair trade movement for over 35 years, trading directly with small-scale farmer cooperatives, owned and run by the farmers themselves. Farmers receive a higher price for their crops and advanced credit. And because farmers are paid above market prices, they are able to make investments in community projects, educational programs, and technical trainings. The co-ops keep rural communities healthy and strong and keep local cultures vibrant. Equal Exchange is also committed to supporting sustainable farming methods that help green the earth through reforestation, natural resource conservation, and organic practices.