Alternative Gifts through Church World Service:
Church World Service is an international aid organization which works in partnership to find effective ways of tackling poverty and injustice. By giving alternative gifts through CWS, you provide vital support to persons in need while honoring your friends and family members with meaningful gifts. Alternative gifts range from birthing kits to educational toys, tools and seeds to blankets and nutrition and many more life-supporting goods and services. cwsglobal.org
The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee(UUSC) works within the United States and throughout the world anywhere that human rights are threatened - by natural disasters, armed conflicts, genocide, forced migration, and systematic injustice. uusc.org
We’ll sell items from the UUSC sponsored:
The Good Buy :
Handpicked Items for Sustainable Living. What makes our products so good? They promote living wages and safe conditions. We support fair trade, sustainable farming, small-batch production, all-natural ingredients and ways to make minimal or zero impact on the environment we all share. What’s even better? All proceeds from each purchase support human rights programs around the world administered by UUSC.
Equal Exchange's mission is to build long-term trade partnerships that are economically just and environmentally sound, to foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers and to demonstrate, through our success, the contribution of worker co-operatives and Fair Trade to a more equitable, democratic and sustainable world. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of coffee, tea, chocolate and snacks sold will go to the human rights projects of UUSC. equalexchange.coop
True Vineyard Ministries:
Values creative enterprise as an effective solution to poverty. That is why we run Vineyard Marketplace, a fair trade boutique in San Marcos, Texas, that showcases a variety of products handmade by widows cooperatives, orphan-headed households, and other artisans working to say goodbye to poverty through hard work and creativity. True Vineyard Ministries abides by basic fair trade principles to ensure that we support efforts that provide workers and artists with fair wages. It is only by receiving a fair wage that the heads of households can provide for the many needs of themselves and their family members including food, shelter, health care, and education. truevineyard.org
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin Social Action Committee:
This group will sell Standing on the Side of Love t-shirts, a symbol for UUs across the country as they volunteer for social justice with the homeless, uninsured & under-insured, immigrant rights, Black Lives Matter, economic justice, LGBTQ rights and reproductive rights.