Event: Shopping for a Change & Keller Williams Have Joined Forces With The Homeless to Home Program
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 from around the world to help raise their standards of living and to subsidize both, community improvement projects abroad and U.S. based charitable organizations, all while further encouraging a sense of social consciousness amongst consumers.
This year attendees are invited to partake in a local community give-back activity. Keller Williams and Shopping for a Change have partnered with Southern Nevada's Homeless to Home Program, a non-denominational program committed to helping place local homeless families into permanent housing.
The Homeless to Home Program helps those who are homeless and living in a shelter with support to end the cycle of homelessness by helping them gain self-sufficiency. Each adult in the household must be willing and able to work a full-time job to qualify. Currently. the assistance program is offered to families with dependent children under the age of 18 in the home.
Attendees will be assembling housewarming bags to be donated to the program's participants. All bags are comprised of carefully curated fair trade items made by artisans from developing countries.
The items are chosen to warm these houses into homes and to welcome these individuals and families into the next phase of their lives as they break away from homelessness and hopelessness. The activity will also serve to educate and inform the attendees on homelessness as well as fair trade and how to be a socially conscious consumer.
A pair of large, handwoven potholders
Matching handwoven kitchen towels in a variety of colors
Four bamboo kitchen utensils
A bamboo cutting board
A handcrafted whimsical keychain in assorted styles to hold the new keys to their new home
Every package will also have hand signed postcards with care instructions. And all handcrafted fair trade products will be thoughtfully assembled and packaged into a large reusable shopping bag for future shopping needs.