Sunday, 7 September 2008

Reverse Trick or Treating for Halloween

Participate in Reverse Trick-or-Treating On Halloween night, schoolchildren, (& high school/college students, and adults) across the US and Canada will unite to:
* END poverty among cocoa farmers* END abusive child labor in the cocoa industry
* PROMOTE Fair Trade
* PROTECT the environmentby giving Fair Trade chocolate back to adults...
while Trick-or-Treating door-to-door in their communities on Halloween.
The chocolate is attached to a card with information about social and environmental justice issues in the cocoa industry and how buying Fair Trade certified chocolate provides a solution.Costumes optional... having fun while making a difference guaranteed!Parents of last year's youngest participants raved about how Reverse Trick-or-Treating transforms Halloween into a meaningful event when youth activists give back to their neighbors and to cocoa growing communities.Reverse Trick-or-Treating kits are FREE

Thanks to the generous donations of Fair Trade chocolate companies-Equal Exchange, Alter Eco, Theo Chocolates, and La Siembra (in Canada) (Participants pay the cost of postage only.)Participate as an individual or organize your classroom, school, congregation, youth group or social justice organization to participate by distributing multiple kits to participants!DEADLINE

TO REQUEST KITS:
- Groups (schools, congregations, youth groups, etc): October 1- Individuals: October 13- Order yours TODAY! Last year, we ran out before the deadline!Join us, and together, we will reach nearly a quarter million households this year!Visit http://www.reversetrickortreating.org for more information!If you choose not to request a kit, you can still participate by distributing flyers on Halloween! Visit the website for more information.Willing to volunteer to be trailed by a print, radio, or television reporter while Reverse Trick-or-Treating? Send an email to the contact in the email you received or fairtrade@globalexchange.org, with RTT media volunteer in the subject line.Looking for Fair Trade Halloween candy to distribute to kids at your door? Visit http://store.gxonlinestore.org.Reverse Trick-or-Treating is an initiative of Global Exchange and is a collaborative effort of countless children, youth, and adults supported by nonprofit organizations including Americans for Informed Democracy, Coop America, International Labor Rights Forum, Slow Food, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee and many others.Reverse Trick-or-Treating is part of Sweet Smarts, Global Exchange's national network of kids, parents and teachers whose simple, creative actions to educate and advocate for Fair Trade certified products transform communities and corporations to support small farmers' efforts to build a better future for their families.
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