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CRS-SERRV Fair Trade Sale
November 16 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
One event on November 17, 2019 at 8:30 AM
CRS-Serrv Fair Trade Sale is November 16 & 17 after all Masses. Can’t make it to the sale? Then shop online and have it mailed directly to you! Use the following link: serrv.org?a=StMaryFTshop
Catholic Relief Services and Serrv International partner together to fight poverty by bringing to market products made by artisans in developing parts of the world in a way that enriches and sustains these communities. A portion of each sale is also given to CRS to support their relief efforts around the world. Serrv’s mission is not only to pay artisans fair wages and ensure safe working conditions, but to create opportunity for individuals, communities, and environments to thrive and grow. More than a business philosophy, fair trade is the development of relationships built on respect, honesty, freedom, and dignity. Serrv is committed to the following values:
Security We pay fair wages up front, guaranteeing long-term, sustainable livelihoods for artisans and their families, and assuming all business risk associated with the sale of their products.
Education We invest in literacy, life skills, and vocation training for our artisans—and in access to education for their families—to grow businesses, self-sufficiency, and the opportunity for a brighter future.
Responsibility We are accountable to artisans and farmers, their communities, cultures, and environments—and seek to build relationships based on respect, compassion, integrity, and transparency.
Rights We are committed to men, women, and children achieving basic human rights, including safe working conditions, fair wages for their work, education, and freedom from exploitation.
Value We honor the creativity and craftsmanship of our artisans’ work and tradition