Angel Calvin and CRS staff Anna Ruiz shop 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.

Photo By: Philip Laubner/CRS

Shop Fair Trade Gifts

Serrv, a CRS partner for more than 20 years, supports 54 artisan and farmer groups in 25 countries through its fair trade catalogue and stores. Shop at one of their three store locations or online for beautiful, handmade crafts, and know that your purchase will help lift individuals and their families out of poverty while strengthening their communities. Or host a fair trade consignment sale to bring these artisanal goods to your community! Serrv makes a donation to the CRS Fair Trade Fund from these sales, so you will be making twice the impact in our work for economic justice and global solidarity.

Our partner Ten Thousand Villages has over 78 fair trade gift stores across the country. We encourage Catholic communities located near stores to organize a community shopping event with your local Ten Thousand Villages Store. Simply work with the store manager to choose a date for your 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.