Our Partnerships

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Photo By: Alsy Acevedo/CRS

Just as Catholic Relief Services responds in other countries to ease poverty, hunger, and injustice, here at home we work to transform the world through tangible acts of solidarity.


Shop online for products you can believe in. Purchase beautiful hand crafted gifts, chocolate, and coffee anytime online through our partners Serrv and Equal Exchange. When you shop online with CRS partners, not only are workers paid fairly and treated with respect but you increase the impact of your purchase! For every purchase you make our partners donate a percentage back to the CRS Fair Trade Fund which we invest in projects to strengthen farmer and artisan cooperatives, products, and access to markets.

Host a CRS Fair Trade Sale. Catholic parishes host Consignment SalesCommunity Orders, or Community Shopping Events to create ethical consumption opportunities for members of their communities.  Catholic institutions serve exclusively fair trade coffee as a demonstration of their commitment to live out Gospel values. Teachers in Catholic schools use fair trade chocolate as a way to bring the lessons of Catholic social teaching into their classrooms.

Host a CRS Community Shopping Event at a Ten Thousand Villages store near you! Now you can purchase unique fair trade gifts from Ten Thousand Villages and support CRS. Simply organize a community shopping event with your local Ten Thousand Villages store, choose a date for the sale, publicize the sale in your parish/school/community and gather your friends to shop ’til you drop. On the day of the sale when customers mention they are shopping for CRS, 15% of their sale will go to the CRS Fair Trade Fund! For more information contact fairtrade@crs.org.

Paige Hulsizer shops at Ten Thousand Villages community shopping event benefiting CRS. Ten Thousand Villages is a fair trade retailer of gifts, home accents and personal accessories handcrafted by artisans in over 30 countries. CRS partners with Ten Thousand Villages to bring economic and social justice to families around the world.

Philip Laubner/CRS