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

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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 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 Potholders-Keller-Williams-Family-Reunion

Matching handwoven kitchen towels in a variety of colors handwoven-kitchen-towels-keller-williams-family-reunion

Four bamboo kitchen utensils bamboo-kitchen-utensils-keller-williams-family-reunion-1bamboo-kitchen-utensils-keller-williams-family-reunion-2

A bamboo cutting board bamboo-cutting-board-keller-williams-family-reunion

A handcrafted whimsical keychain in assorted styles to hold the new keys to their new home handcrafted-whimsical-keychain-keller-williams-family-reunion

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. 

Attendees will have an opportunity to share a bit about themselves by adding a personally meaningful, inspirational quote to the Banner of Hope, which will then be shared with those who are assisted through the Homeless to Home Program, completing the circle of care.  
The Keller Williams Family Reunion Event is an important way to bring people together to learn and grow in an industry that serves one of the most global human fundamental needs. The Keller Williams partnership with Shopping for a Change is an important way to stay connected to our role as global citizens by providing fair trade products to those in need at a local level, in the Homeless to Home program.  
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While the specific items above are carefully curated for this specific program, Shopping for a Change has many lovely handcrafted fair trade kitchenware and home decor items that will add to the beauty and function of any socially conscious home. Below are a few examples. Click on the image for more info.

 Reclaimed-Teak-Cheese-Board-with-Handle    African-Textile-Cards Copper & Wood Mixology Bar Set Bulawayo Kiaat Salad Bowls Teak Utensil Set of 3 in Stoneware Carafe

*If you are inspired by the Keller Williams - Shopping for a Change partnership and would be interested in adding a similar activity to your leadership retreat or to your corporate social responsibility plan, Shopping for a Change works with vetted charities to provide for a cause local to your organization and it's core values. We can help create a personalized program and product list for your goals. Please contact, concierge@shoppingforachange.org for more information.