7 Touching Mother’s Day Reflections From Celebrity Ambassador, Daniela Ruah

Daniela was kind enough to share some her best moments and tips as mother’s day reflections. We appreciate her wise words, poignant memories and sage advice. At Shopping for a Change, we’re all about empowering people around the world through fair trade, paying fair wages, to help artisans provide for their families and grow their communities. The same is true of Daniela Ruah.

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Event: Shopping for a Change & Keller Williams Have Joined Forces With The Homeless to Home Program

This Wednesday, February 15th, Keller Williams is holding their Family Reunion.  The Keller Williams Family Reunion is the real estate industry's most powerful training event. Associates gather with thousands of top agents and leaders for four power-packed days of networking and training.  Shopping for a Change is a nonprofit social enterprise committed to empowering indigenous artisans from economically disadvantaged communities around the world. We sell fairtrade products  made by artisans...

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It's Official! Shopping for a Change is a Great Non-Profit

In 2016, we were honored as a top-rated nonprofit and earned a GreatNonprofits.org Award!  Accompanying this is the GreatNonprofits Seal – which we are proudly displaying on all of our web pages!!! This is a huge deal for us.  We earned this Award solely because of online feedback written by volunteers, donors, and consumers, like you.  Based on positive personal experiences with our company, our online ratings are strong enough to warrant this Award. We feel very humbled – and honored. It i...

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Why Being a Green Business Matters!

It’s been a good year! In 2016, we accomplished one of our big goals: earning our Green America Certification from the Green Business Network. Green America’s Green Business Network is the first and largest green business community in the United States.

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Something for Everyone Holiday Gift Guide

Shopping for a Change has something for everyone in this Holiday Gift Guide. Adorable holiday ornaments. Gifts under $50 dollars. Gift sets for the person that has everything. Our holiday clearance sale. And timeless copper. Go Shopping for a Change and find out how you can change the world in more ways than one. Give gifts that give back!

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Hurricane Matthew in Haiti - An Update

As Hurricane Matthew passed across Haiti and has moved on to rattle islands and the Florida coast, it leaves in it's wake at least 877 dead, at the time of this update, and reports that 90% of Southern Haiti has been destroyed.    Amidst all the concern and worry for the people and communities of Haiti, we received this very welcome update from our artisan partner, who has survived the storm and is now speaking of strength and of rebuilding. We wanted to share their beautiful news in their ow...

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Our 2016 Community Improvement Project

Globally, 170 million children do not attend school, the vast percentage of whom are girls. Education is something that many of us take for granted. Learning broadens one’s mind and helps one realize one’s true potential. Yet, unfortunately, there are a disproportionate number of children denied this opportunity due to their gender and economic circumstances. This year, Shopping for a Change is proud to announce your fair trade purchases will go toward helping fund a year of education for...

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Meet Daniela Ruah, Shopping for a Change Ambassador

You may know Daniela Ruah from her role as Agent Kensi Blye on the CBS hit series, NCIS Los Angeles. Here at Shopping for a Change, we also know her as a committed fair trade advocate, a wonderful mother, and as someone who brings laughter and meaning to any conversation. We are so proud to welcome Daniela into the SFAC family as our new ambassador.

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Father's Day Gift Guide

Father's Day can be a tough one. Skip the universal remote and fancy tie this year. Get him something really unique! Choose from our favorites or shop the entire website. Whatever you decide, donate the product proceeds to your Father's favorite US-based charity at checkout!

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THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT PROJECT

Half of the net proceeds from our 2015 product sales were used to purchase and donate eyewear for 2500 artisans across three (3) continents, who need glasses for their detailed work. Between the ages of 30-55 yrs. old, people typically begin to lose their ability to clearly see up close, which can be truly devastating for an artisan. Not only does their production begin to dwindle when they cannot see well, but they risk losing their ability to work entirely. By providing this eyewear they will once again be capable of working to their fullest capacity, enabling them to provide necessary food, shelter and education for their children.

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