CRS fair trade Ambassadors are “super volunteers” selected through a competitive process to teach others about the importance of buying fair trade products to help alleviate poverty and hunger. They attend a weekend training session and then commit to at least one year of intentional fair trade advocacy.
Many Ambassadors commit to this service as part of their faith journey and living belief in the values of economic justice and the principles of Catholic social teaching. To date, over 120 Ambassadors have been trained and commissioned to teach U.S. Catholics about the urgent need for global economic justice
Ambassadors and other volunteers work in their parishes and communities to promote conscious consumerism and CRS Fair trade partner products: fair trade coffee, fair trade craft sales, and fair trade chocolate.
For example, Carmen Graciaa of Atlanta held a fair trade fundraiser to raise money for a school in Georgia damaged by flooding, stating that fundraising with fair trade “not only helps your community raise funds for needed projects, it also helps cocoa farmers around the world earn a living wage and have a better life.”
In addition to our Ambassadors, our Facebook fans also help others understand why purchasing and supporting fair trade is an important, significant way to act on our Catholic values.
For more information on the CRS Fair trade Ambassador program, please contact Jackie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.951.7508.