Holiday Shopping for a Cause

The Annual Fair Trade Holiday Sale returns on Thursday, December 9th

As we whisk through Thanksgiving into December, the pressure of buying holiday gifts for loved ones can often leave us in a quandary. The never-ending quest to find the perfect present for family and friends recurrently results in our resignation to the inevitable gift card. If you’re finding yourself puzzling over where to find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts (and how to support fair wages in developing countries at the same time), check out the Fair Trade Holiday Sale at Boston College next Thursday, December 9th!

The Volunteer and Service Learning Center, the BC Neighborhood Center, and BC Dining are hosting the 6th Annual Fair Trade Holiday Sale on December 9th from 9am-5:30pm in Corcoran Commons. Buying fair trade goods is a tangible way for us to effect change in the developing world by ensuring that the producers of the goods we purchase are paid a just wage for their labor. This year, over 17 vendors from countries all over the globe will be on-site to provide beautiful, hand-crafted items, including hand-made purses from Ghana, jewelry and quilted items from Nicaragua, and Nativity Sets and slippers from Mexico. You get to support vendors like Project Have Hope – which works with a group of 100 women in the Acholi Quarter of Uganda and helps them transform their lives and the lives of their families. In addition, the Loft at Addie’s will be open beginning at 9am to offer food from local and sustainable sources.

The Fair Trade Holiday Sale will be on Thursday, December 9th from 9am-5:30pm on the second floor of Corcoran Commons. Learn more about Fair Trade, support artisans and cooperatives, and get beautiful, unique products for everyone on your holiday shopping list!

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