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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Volunteers around the world are a shining example of how we can all make a big difference to individuals and communities every day. It's National Volunteer Week and we thank volunteers everywhere, especially here at Shopping for a Change
As a mother, the soon-to-be founder of Shopping for a Change, Stacey, connected strongly with the women she visited in Peru. She learned that many were the sole providers for their families, and had been affected by atrocities such as illness, spousal abuse, war, unemployment, and death. Sadly, their situations were not unique, as similar circumstances exist throughout the world. Realizing, but for an accident of birth, it could have been Stacey living under similar conditions, she arrived home no longer the same person as before she left. This led to the birth and mission of Shopping for a Change.