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Chicago Fair Trade's 2017 Annual Fundraiser

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Margaret Tobin

THE STORY:

I grew up in a large Catholic family and attended Catholic schools from kindergarten through graduate school. I attended a Jesuit high school and university and have been deeply inspired by Jesuit teachings and the works and writings of Mother Teresa.

 

During my Jesuit schooling, I became passionate about social justice, serving the poor, and volunteering. Sometimes I felt like my heart was on fire to make a difference and help the poor. My university was in a city where I passed homeless people on the street every day and could see homeless people sleeping on benches from my dorm window. I often gazed out my window at night, recognizing how blessed I had been, and wondered what I could do to make a difference. The contrast of my life with the city's homeless fueled my passion to make a difference and work for justice. I started volunteering several days a week in local programs to help the poor in my city. I have participated in several domestic and a few international volunteer trips, and I continue to volunteer regularly at a local shelter. My passion to make a difference is a huge part of who I am, and I want to  work for a better world both domestically and abroad.


When I learned about fair trade, I was excited about how easy it was to make a positive difference in workers' lives around the world. Choosing fair trade allows me to improve the lives of workers by ensuring they receive a just wage in safe working conditions, and these fair wages may allow them to feed and educate their children. In this global economy, my consumer choices affect others, and I want my consumer choices to support a better and more just world. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by all that is happening in the world and how I can possibly help, but I know that choosing fair trade can make a difference. 


I believe strongly in supporting fair trade and will be donating $150 to this Chicago Fair Trade Flash Fundraiser. Please join me today to help me reach my goal of $800! Even $10 can make a difference. Thank you so much for your support!

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To This Fundraiser

$950

MONEY RAISED
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  • Margaret Tobin

    $150

  • Mary Schmidt

     

  • Dean Hadjian

    $25

  • Erin Fleck

     

  • Joanne Turner

    $25

  • Kate and Emmett Roy

    $100

  • Beth Schroth-Seiler

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anne Huston

    $50

  • Patrick Tobin

     

  • Lindsay Trainer

     

  • Karen Torres

    $50

  • Dennis Walter

     

  • Kathleen Moore

     

  • Katie Tobin

    $50

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119% Raised of $800 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

Fundraiser Title

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

Fundraiser Title

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

Fundraiser Title

Nancy Jones

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

83% Raised of $1,200 Goal

Donor Comments

Katie Tobin

Katie Tobin

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Kathleen Moore

Kathleen Moore

In honor of Maggie 1 year ago

Dennis Walter

Dennis Walter

1 year ago

Karen Torres

Karen Torres

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Lindsay Trainer

Lindsay Trainer

1 year ago

Patrick Tobin

Patrick Tobin

1 year ago

Anne Huston

Anne Huston

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

1 year ago

Beth Schroth-Seiler

Beth Schroth-Seiler

DONATION: $50

1 year ago