Buy something day

Green Party Holiday and Shopping Party Fundraiser
Wednesday, 2009 December 2, 7 pm – 9:30 pm
Ten Thousand Villages, 362 Danforth Ave

(just east of Carrot Common, just west of Chester Station)

As a complement to Buy Nothing Day, we have Buy Something for a Good Cause Day:

Hi there again!

Just one last reminder that the Green Party Holiday and Shopping Party is tomorrow, Wed Dec 2nd from 7-9:30pm!!!

Come and support this great fundraiser for Ten Thousand Villages and Green Party of Ontario.

See You There!!!
Ingrid Sheriff

Ingrid explains that most of the proceeds are going to Ten Thousand Villages and the good work they do, and ten percent of pre-tax sales are going to Beaches–East York Green Party of Ontario (Ingrid’s home riding).

About Ten Thousand Villages, from their website:

Ten Thousand Villages began in 1946 when Edna Ruth Byler, a Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) worker, visited volunteers in Puerto Rico who were teaching sewing classes in an effort to help improve the lives of women living in poverty.

Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit Fair Trade Organization (FTO).  FTOs are non-governmental organizations designed to benefit artisans, not to maximize profits.  They market products from handicraft and agricultural organizations based in low-income countries, providing consumers with products that have been fairly purchased from sustainable sources.

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