Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Home Parties That Make a Difference

Most of us grew up in an era of home parties for food storage containers, home decor, baskets, and other items. Now there is a new type of home party: those that serve a greater purpose and really make a difference.

If you're in the home party business, consider one of these options:

BeadForLife hosts BeadParties where you can purchase bracelets, necklaces, earrings, loose beads, music CDs, and note cards made by women in Uganda "Eradicating Poverty One Bead at a Time®."

Eternal Threads hosts parties in which you can sell totes at a home party or for a fundraiser. Totes are made by women in South India. Profits go back to India for education of young girls.

A Better Footprint hosts Fair Trade Fiestas or fundraisers to sell fair trade, organic, and multicultural products from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, South America, and other locations worldwide.

Bridge for Africa hosts Bridge Parties of unique handmade items from Africa, such as baskets, jewelry, dolls, purses, and other items.

Bright Hope International allows you to host parties or sell items to support economic development for artisans around the world.

Equal Exchange allows you to sell fair trade and organic cocoa, coffee, snacks, tea, and chocolate to support farmers in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the United States. Items can be sold through fundraisers, through the Equal Exchange's Interfaith Program, or through your campus.

Fair World Designs sell fair trade jewelry, baskets, and bags made is Asia and Africa through house parties and fundraisers.

Flavours of Life sells fair trade clothes, jewelry, crafts, and food through home parties and fundraisers.

Jolica hosts home parties to sell fair trade jewelry, crafts, purses, and accessories to support women artisans around the world.

Pacha World hosts home parties to sell fair trade products from artisans and farmers in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and other parts of the world.

Rwanda Basket Company hosts Basket Parties to sell handmade baskets made by women in Rwanda. Proceeds go back to Rwanda Partners to help local citizens.

Trade as One sells fair trade purses, jewelry, clothing, food & drinks, housewares, toys, body care products, and sports equipment through home parties, organizations, and fundraisers.

WorldCrafts sells a large selection of fair trade products through home parties. The product line includes kitchen items, soaps, stationery, baskets, jewelry, toys, hair accessories, cards, clothing, and many more items.

1 comment:

earthapril said...

Plus, there are many local crafts people that will put on home parties as well!
Sadie Nuffer with Freckled Frog (info [at] frogfreckles.com or 501-514-2060) does home jewelry parties. She has some pre-made items on hand or you can pick through her beads and have her make you jewelry on site!

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