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Chicago Fair Trade's 2017 Annual Fundraiser

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Bethany Collins

THE STORY:

As most people who know me know, my life has included many immersion experiences. I've had the opportunity to live in Mexico, Guatemala, and most recently, Italy. During these experiences I have come close to people around the world, and each time I came home I brought back things that remind me of these places. I really miss being overseas--especially how connected I felt to an amazing global community. Now, when I go into a grocery store and see coffee from Guatemala, my heart warms thinking of the encounter I had with people whose community depends on growing coffee for their livelihood.
Fair Trade honors the reality that the things we eat and use connect us to people around the world. It tells the whole story, which humanizes the process. It humanizes my process - every day I wake up and drink coffee and put on a pair of earrings. When I think about the people who grew the coffee or made the earrings, my morning isn't lonely, it's alive, and it connects me to some of my most treasured memories.
As a new board member of Chicago Fair Trade, I am part of an organization that is expanding the network of human beings who make Fair Trade possible: artisans, business owners, and regular people who buy Fair Trade.  I care deeply about Chicago Fair Trade because I often feel lonely and I feel less lonely when I think about how the things I use connect me to people around the world. I believe that Fair Trade is an effective way to use globalization to connect diverse communities around the world for the good of all people involved. I have committed $200 to Chicago Fair Trade this year. I ask you to donate now and help me reach my goal of $1000 for Chicago Fair Trade!  

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To This Fundraiser

$1,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Bethany Collins

    $200

  • David and Kris Collins

    $200

  • Bob, Jen, Artie, Emma, and Allie

    $25

  • Chad & Lia Hartline

    $50

  • Anthony and Leah Suarez-Abraham

    $50

  • Gramma and Grampa

    $250

  • Jon & Lynn Brunner

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Andrew & Colleen Billing

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The Walton

    $100

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100% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $24,691 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

CHICAGO FAIR TRADE

Amount Raised

$7,730

 

31% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Katherine Bissell Cordova

Amount Raised

$5,395

 

108% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Jan Rodriguez

Amount Raised

$2,100

 

84% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andrea Dennis

Amount Raised

$1,670

 

111% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Shelly Ruzicka

Amount Raised

$1,191

 

79% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Natasha Casanova

Amount Raised

$1,125

 

113% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Bethany Collins

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

100% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Nancy Jones

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

83% Raised of $1,200 Goal

Donor Comments

The Walton

The Walton

DONATION: $100

Great work, Bethany! 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Andrew & Colleen Billing

Andrew & Colleen Billing

DONATION: $50

You are inspiring, Bethany! Would so love to learn more about how we can shop Fair Trade!! 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Jon & Lynn Brunner

Jon & Lynn Brunner

Good work Bethany! 1 year ago

Gramma and Grampa

Gramma and Grampa

DONATION: $250

We had an opportunity to visit Guatemala while Bethany and her family were there. Giving to those in need gives us another "Grace Filled Feeling"! Especially knowing first hand some of those whom we are helping. 1 year ago

Anthony and Leah Suarez-Abraham

Anthony and Leah Suarez-Abraham

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Chad & Lia Hartline

Chad & Lia Hartline

DONATION: $50

Because I love to drink coffee & I love the farmers who grow it for me!! 1 year ago

Bob, Jen, Artie, Emma, and Allie

Bob, Jen, Artie, Emma, and Allie

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

David and Kris Collins

David and Kris Collins

DONATION: $200

Because what and where we buy matters to real people and their livelihood. 1 year ago