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This holiday season, you can make merry and have fun while informing neighbors about ethical food!

Global Exchange is inviting individuals, nonprofits, schools, congregations, and youth groups all over the country to participate in Fair Trade Holiday Caroling.

What is Fair Trade Holiday Caroling? Carolers walk door to door or perform in any public place…congregation, school play, holiday party, subway station, etc, etc. Carolers first sing a few carols, then read a brief Fair Trade Public Education Script to their audience, and finally ask their audiences to make a Fair Trade New Year’s Resolution or pledge to buy Fair Trade holiday gifts…together, the thousands of Resolutions we collect in the US and around the world will make a big impact on expanding the market for Fair Trade farmers and artisans.

Carolers sing both traditional carols and the clever, amusing, fabulous Fair Trade carols submitted to Global Exchange’s Fair Trade Holiday Song Contest during the Summer of 2008. (Even if you don’t go caroling, take a peek at the songbook for a little chuckle.)

Check out the Holiday Caroling Toolkit, which includes the Songbook, information on how to carol, and all the materials you need.

The Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign also encourages you to consider taking a pledge to buy some or all holiday gifts Fair Trade this year!


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