To whom it may concern:
For the past three semesters, the Peace and Justice Cooperative, in collaboration with the Creighton Center for Service and Justice, has sponsored a Fair Trade Sale through Catholic Relief Services to promote the support of our brothers and sisters in other countries. Catholic Relief Services is partnered with SERRV, an organization dedicated to eradicating poverty through working with thousands of small-scale artisans and farmers in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and other developing countries by marketing their handcrafts and foods. SERRV participates in a system that not only aims to pay fair wages, but also creates long-term, direct trading relationships with the communities in order to foster sustainable development. SERRV purchases their products at prices which are set by the artisan and farmer partners, and they mark up the prices a bit for business purposes. Most of the money raised, however, will go to the communities who created the products.
This semester, we are very excited to announce the option of pre-ordering these products! These products would be perfect for Mother’s Day and Graduation Gifts! Please visit the SERRV website at www.serrv.org to browse the products. When you find something you would like to purchase, please fill out the attached survey and provide the item number (example: Item # 06380). We ask that if you fill our our survey, that it is your commitment to purchase the items you list. Here is the link to the survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CH7L3JG
We are very excited about this pre-sale, and it makes things much easier on you as customer as well. In the past, many customers have asked for specific products that they have seen on the website that we did not have at our sale, and this is because the website has many more options to choose from. By pre-ordering, you would be able to choose exactly what item you would like, and be about 99% guaranteed on getting that item (there is a chance when we order the item, it may be out of stock, but we will contact you directly if that happens). In addition, by ordering items through this sale, you will not have to pay for shipping! Please consider this way of purchasing some high quality products, especially in light of Mother’s Day and Graduation!
Our survey will be open from now until Friday, March 2nd so that we will have enough time to order your products. We have two pickup dates and locations for you to choose from:
Creighton Hall Thursday, April 12, 2-4pm
Creighton Center for Service and Justice, Friday, April 13, 2-4pm
You will be paying for your products when you come to pick them up. Cash and check only, please! You can make the checks out to the Creighton Center for Service and Justice.
If any of the items you order happen to be out of stock, we will contact you immediately.
Regardless, when the sale gets closer, we will send out a reminder email to you with all of the pickup information, as well as your order status.
Thank you so much in advance for your support!
The Peace and Justice Cooperative