Fair Trade Trends hopes you’ll consider Reverse Trick-or-Treating this year to raise awareness about child slavery in the cocoa industry. We’ve joined in this campaign for the past three years and are always amazed that giving back can feel so good.
A description of RTT from Equal Exchange, which partners with Global Exchange to organize Reverse Trick-or-Treating:
The goal of the campaign is for trick-or-treaters nationwide to distribute informational cards, each with a piece of Fair Trade chocolate, to as many households as possible. Last year we were able to reach over 200,000 households. This year we think we can, with your help, reach even more.
You can Reverse Trick-or-Treat as an individual, family, small group, organization, school, or congregation. The more, the merrier!
Top Reasons to Go Reverse Trick-or-Treating:
1) This is the only night of the year when it’s not super weird to go door-to-door talking about your love for chocolate. People are expecting visitors and will most likely welcome you and your message. Plus, you’ll be giving them a free gift of delicious chocolate – a fun surprise on a night when the wee ones demand treats and threaten tricks.
2) If you’re a parent, you might already be out trick or treating. Social Justice Activism + Quality Time with the Kiddos = Two Stellar Birds, Baby. If you’re not a parent but you’re also not really a kid anymore, come on, don’t you want to relive the rush of Trick-or-Treat night? Don a pair of cat ears or an awesome cardboard robot suit? (Costumes are absolutely fabulous optional.)
3) Reverse Trick-or-Treating gives you that warm, glowy feeling inside. (Not unlike a jack-o-lantern.) That feeling like you’re part of something bigger than yourself and that you really have done something to make the world a better and more just place.
Sign up for supplies SOON (before Friday, October 8!) at Global Exchange or Equal Exchange.