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Employing Kids Against Child Labor? Global Exchange “Reverse Trick or Treating” Brings Fair Trade Home

Scott Cooney | Friday October 8th, 2010 | 0 Comments

Imagine the scene:  you’re at your house, a bowl full of candy at the ready, a few witches, goblins, and black cats adorning your property, and you’re wearing your best Dracula.  Your doorbell rings. You answer, ready to scare some kids with your fangs, but instead, a 7-year old hands YOU a piece of organic, Fair Trade chocolate, and asks you that next year, if you wouldn’t mind….you should try to end child labor and poverty through the choice of what you give away in your bowl.  Suddenly, your Reece’s Peanut Butter bites look pathetic.

Global Exchange‘s Reverse Trick-or-Treat campaign aims to educate households across the nation through one of most innovative programs around.  Trick-or-treaters of all ages nationwide can give Fair Trade chocolate attached to an informational card back to adults in their neighborhoods as a mass action to educate the public about how Fair Trade can ameliorate poverty, child slavery/abusive child labor, and environmental degradation in the cocoa fields. Last year, tens of thousands of groups of children reached over a quarter million households in a single night….. and you are invited to help make the Fourth Annual Reverse Trick-or-Treating a continued success!

How can you participate?  You can request a FREE kit online through: www.reversetrickortreating.org.

For a fun informational starter on Fair Trade chocolate, visit  www.globalexchange.org/cocoa


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