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Chicago Fair Trade's 2017 Annual Fundraiser

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Stephanie Ochoa

THE STORY:

When I was young I spent the weekend with a family friend while my parents attended a wedding. This family and my family had been friends for years, but I rarely got to see them because they were migrant workers and traveled to were the work was. I was thrilled to spend time with them and even more excited that they were staying on a huge farm and that there were lots of other kids to play with me. The best part was I could have all the fresh juicy peaches I could eat! Needless to say I was one happy kid! On the drive back home with my parents I heard my mom ask my dad, "Honey, did you give them any money for watching Stephy this weekend?" My dad replied, "No, they offered." "Trigo! You know they struggle and could really use the money!" she scolded.  As the sharp child that I was, I quickly corrected my mother. "They don't struggle with money! The dad works really really hard! He starts in the field before 5am and doesn't get back until after dinner- plus he comes back with bushels and bushels of peaches!"

My dad looked at me through the rear view mirror and asked, "do you know how much money he gets per bushel?" I don't remember the amount he said, but I do remember how guilty I felt for eating so many peaches that weekend. And I will never forget how confused I was. I didn't understand how one who worked so hard could get paid so little. Later in life, that confusion turned into passion towards social and economic justice. Chicago Fair Trade is committed to making sure that dads and moms who work so hard are able to provide well for their families. This work is so important to me that I have donated $100 to CFT this week.

Please join me today to raise $1,000 for Chicago Fair Trade. Even donating $10 can make a huge difference!
 

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$200

MONEY RAISED
  • Melissa

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Ryan Power

     

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20% Raised of $1,000 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

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

Fundraiser Title

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

Ryan Power

Ryan Power

2 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $150

1 year ago

Melissa

Melissa

DONATION: $25

1 year ago