Our organizational and non-profit members

Schools and Universities:

Faith-Based Members:

Bakers Memorial, Berry United Methodist Church, Catholic Relief Services, Episcopal Church of St Paul the Redeemer, Chicago Religious Leadership Network, Christ United Methodist Church, Countryside Church Social Action Committee, Emanuel Congregation, First Presbyterian Church of Elgin, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Grace Lutheran Church, Immaculate Conception Church (Elmhurst), Lake Street Church, Lakeview Presbyterian Church, North Shore Unitarian Church, Office for Peace and Justice, Old St Patrick’s Church, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, St James Episcopal Church, St James Lutheran Church, Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation, University Church, Willow Creek Community Church – North Shore, Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church (Grace Lutheran)

Non-profit  & Agency Partners:

Bright Endeavors is a non-profit social enterprise of New Moms Inc, that instills confidence, professionalism, and responsibility into adolescent mothers. They provide intensive training and a pathway out of poverty for young mothers in Chicago as they transition into quality, permanent employment. Participants gain job skills as they produce premium soy candles and bath products.

The Food Chain Workers Alliance is a non-profit coalition of worker-based organizations whose members plant, harvest, process, pack, transport, prepare, serve, and sell food, organizing to improve wages and working conditions for all workers along the food chain. FTWA works together to build a more sustainable food system that respects workers’ rights, based on the principles of social, environmental, and racial justice, in which everyone has access to healthy and affordable food.
 

Friends of the Third World (FOTW) began in 1972, when a group of students and teachers in Fort Wayne, Indiana, formed a fundraising project to aid the hungry. FOTW currently operates job training programs at its Fort Wayne headquarters and markets handmade crafts from 80 partner groups in their fair trade shop. Since beginning to import Nicaraguan coffee in 1982, Friends roasts Fair Trade Coffee from 12 countries and distributes fair trade teas, chocolates, nuts, and more.

The Light and Leadership Initiative’s mission is to respond to the needs of the women in the Ate-Vitarte district of Lima, Peru in their struggle out of poverty by improving the availability and quality of education offered to women and children. Through workshops and classes, women are empowered to better care for themselves and their families by improving both their physical and emotional well being, as well as advancing their skills in the workforce. Children are offered similar opportunities and learn the value of education and respect for one’s community. We believe the women and children of the Ate-Vitarte district will become positive leaders for change through love, support, and education.

Oxfam America’s mission is to create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and social injustice. It seeks to address the root causes of poverty, investigating the ways in which it can change the power dynamics that keep people poor. Their work falls into the following categories: First, assisting the poorest communities when disaster strikes and working to ensure greater local resilience and the capacity of local responders and governments to deliver disaster response; second, investing in programs to help people assert their rights so that they can improve their lives; third, campaigning for social justice; lastly, public education.

Fair Trade in Ecuador has been growing in the past years across different industries. International sales from different organizations that are part of what the country calls “Inclusive and Popular Economy”, which in 2018 represented 3% of national exports. Ecuadorian private businesses have also shown an upward trend for Fair Trade certification as many more companies acquired it on 2018. Main products were bananas, fresh cut flowers, cacao beans, coffee and agroindustry. PROECUADOR is in charge of promoting these products in over 30 markets around the world through its 31 commercial offices. PROECUADOR  is part of the Vice Ministry of Promotion of Exports and Investments, responsible for implementing the policies and rules of export promotion and investment in the country to promote the supply of goods and Ecuador markets for strategic insertion in international trade.

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