Fair Trade Shop will host Christmas event
BY JASON ASHLEY WRIGHT World Scene Writer
Saturday, December 01, 2012
12/01/12 at 5:40 AM
The Fair Trade Shop at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 3500 S. Peoria Ave., will host a Christmas event from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
Among the holiday goodies will be ornaments, scarves, chocolate, linens, tea sets, jewelry, baskets, hand-carved wooden toys, cutting boards, oven mitts, olive oils and hot chocolate mix.
The primary purpose of the Fair Trade Shop is to provide an outlet for products and crafts grown or created by people in parts of the world where poverty is the norm. These people are often victims of those who would seek to profit at their expense.
Church organizations have intervened and started such programs as the Presbyterian Coffee Project and SERRV International, nonprofit groups that see to it that those who provide the goods are paid fairly so they can earn a living wage for their families - and, in the process, the earth is not damaged.
The second purpose of the shop is to provide a place where Tulsans can purchase these products year-round.
For more, call the shop, 918-294-9117.