Fair Trade Ministry
OUR FAIR TRADE MINISTRY HAS DISBANDED
For a number of reasons, the Fair Trade Ministry of St. Michael decided to disband several
months ago and we want to thank the members of our parish for your generous support.
A sale to liquidate our inventory was held on January 31, 2016 after the Sunday Masses.
Because of you, we were able to provide a home for the Guerrier family in Haiti.
HISTORY OF OUR FAIR TRADE MINISTRY
Purpose: The St. Michael Fair Trade Ministry sold products made in third world countries and that support and promote a living wage for impoverished farm workers and artisans. Once sales provided profits that exceeded what was needed to buy more inventories, we had hoped to support projects to improve life for Haitians, or other impoverished peoples, such as providing clean water and housing
The Fair Trade Store had been open on the 4th Sunday of every month after the 9:00 and 11:00 AM Masses.
Fair trade items such as coffee, tea, jewelry, toys and children's items were sold.
The mission of the Fair Trade Ministry at St. Michael was to purchase products from small farmers and artisans living in third world countries to help support a fair wage for them, and to bring about social change in those countries. In addition, we desired to stir an awareness in the parish community about the inequality and poverty which exists in those countries, and help to improve their lives.
For more information contact Barbara Woerner at 330-953-2449.
Fair Trade Committee at the Parish Picnic
Back row: Chairperson Barbara Woerner, Kate Pavlich. Front row: Mary Jo Lewis, Susan Silvashy
Fair Trade items for sale at the Parish Picnic, September 28, 2014
Fair Trade Committee
Mary Cohan, Claire Crescimanno, and Tamara Sigler shop at the Grand Opening
of the Fair Trade Store, which will be open the fourth Sunday of the month after Masses.
Carol Walker displays Fair Trade items at the St. Michael Ministry Expo on March 30, 2014.