SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY BY SHOPPING
Gifts With Humanity launches March 1st 2011 with a new look and local community connection. Every purchase will support a US-based Good Cause in addition to the Fair Trade mission of selling handmade products from Artisans in 20 countries.
With every purchase made, Gifts With Humanity will donate 10% of the order total to a US-based Good Cause of our customers’ choosing. We are calling on our customers to nominate local good causes such as PTAs , mission trips, and food banks. We hope to be distributing checks to hundreds if not thousands of small local charities.
Why? Over the last 8 years the sites founders Kevin Ward and Renice Jones have developed a successful Fair Trade business (Global Fair Trade Crafts inc) that last year achieved sales of $1.75 million. The business was featured on CNN Business last year as a small business that achieved $1 million in sales. Having witnessed 3 years of economic strife in the USA, Kevin and Renice decided that now is the time to give back to local causes. The America of 2011, is an America where food banks are essential, where PTAs provide essential support for schools and other charities are critical to rebuilding communities.
Having demonstrated through Fair Trade that a small business can be both ethical and successful, we are excited to be adding a local component. The time seems right both for us as a business and within the context of non profits struggling all over the US to engage with local communities. We know we can never be part of the Buy Local movement, we believe we compliment it by supporting local communities.
One thing we are really looking forward to is the social nature of connecting with local causes, finding out about our customers’ good causes and connecting through social media. We hope, what has been essentially an online business, will make strong connections to small communities all over America.
Initially the site will launch with a few, mainly national causes. We are looking forward to hearing from our customers and learning about what matters to them.
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Contact: Kevin Ward
Gifts With Humanity