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Chicago Fair Trade's 2017 Annual Fundraiser

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THE STORY:


It's been five years since I launched my own fair trade company, Sandpiper Imports!  It's definitely been a roller coaster ride but I've never doubted that the decision to connect my previous retail management experience with my belief in fighting for social justice was the right one.  It has been incredibly meaningful to build positive, cooperative relationships with Nyoman (founder) and his team of talented artisans in Bali, Indonesia.  It is a privilege for me to share Nyoman's story of growing up as a child laborer and pivoting from that rough experience to instinctively start his own silversmith business based on fair trade principles because, in his words, "it was the right thing to do."  His gratitude for the hard work of his team, for the customers who buy their beautiful jewelry they create, and to his family for their support as he followed his dream is summed up in the name of his company - Suksuma - Balinese for "thank you."


Chicago Fair Trade gives me the support, mentorship, and opportunities I need to continue to provide economic sustainability for my artisan group and their families. Your support during this campaign is impactful in so many ways: to local women-owned small businesses, to Chicagoland consumers seeking to make socially conscious choices in their purchases, and most importantly to hard working artisans across the globe striving to earn fair living wages that support their families in safe and dignified environments.  Pete and I have donated $100 to this campaign because we believe so strongly in the mission of Chicago Fair Trade.  Thank You for making a difference!

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$500

MONEY RAISED
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  • Erika Poulos

    $50

  • Peter Poulos

    $50

  • Elizabeth Black

    $50

  • Dan and Susan Flaxbart

    $100

  • Cheri Moran

    $100

  • Jan Dorner

    $25

  • Colleen Kane

    $25

  • Laura Flamm

    $25

  • Karen Torres

    $75

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100% Raised of $500 Goal

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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

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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

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Andrea Dennis

Amount Raised

$1,670

 

111% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Shelly Ruzicka

Amount Raised

$1,191

 

79% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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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

Karen Torres

Karen Torres

DONATION: $75

1 year ago

Laura Flamm

Laura Flamm

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Colleen Kane

Colleen Kane

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Jan Dorner

Jan Dorner

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Cheri Moran

Cheri Moran

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Dan and Susan Flaxbart

Dan and Susan Flaxbart

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Elizabeth Black

Elizabeth Black

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Peter Poulos

Peter Poulos

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Erika Poulos

Erika Poulos

DONATION: $50

1 year ago