Fundraise with Maranda

I have experienced firsthand the impact that Fair Trade can have on people’s lives.

– Maranda Leigh

After learning about Fair Trade in a college course at Indiana University, I had the opportunity to travel to Ecuador with an importer of Fair Trade products to visit artisans and learn their process. The personal stories that they shared with me still stick with me 8 years later as a vivid reminder of how business could and should treat their employees.

Fair Trade practices encompass what all businesses should aspire to: dignity & safety for all workers, wages that support a full & healthy life for employees & their families, respect & care for the natural environment, and just overall consciousness about the impact business operations have on a community. If you, like me, believe in a future where all businesses are expected to (at minimum) support and respect their employees, their communities, and their planet; then I hope you will join me in supporting Chicago Fair Trade today. Chicago Fair Trade is working to make this future a reality, focusing on local Chicago businesses, organizations, and communities that share this same vision.

I am kicking off my fundraiser by making a personal contribution of $150.

If you are able to support Chicago Fair Trade with a financial gift, please know that no amount is too small!

If you are unable to donate today, please help spread the word about this fundraiser and Chicago Fair Trade’s mission.

Help me raise money!

My personal goal is $1,500.00

Donate to our Flash Fundraiser page and make sure to choose my name for your donation inspiration!

Thanks to all the donors!

Thank you! I’ve reached my goal, but let’s not stop there! My donors have raised $1,503.17; let’s keep going!

100%
AS

Aaron Stenzel

$79.61

September 15, 2022

ED

Emily Dylla

$26.06

You will help change the world Maranda!

September 15, 2022

JL

Jenny Leigh

$50.00

Loving Maranda

September 15, 2022

Ashley Hasty

$51.80

September 15, 2022

TC

Tom Cannan

$26.06

September 15, 2022

AS

Alex Schommer

$26.06

September 15, 2022

CL

Connor Leigh

$51.80

September 14, 2022

MW

Matt Walthius

$75.00

September 14, 2022

MC

Marnie Clark

$26.06

September 14, 2022

JG

Jacob Gunden

$26.06

September 14, 2022

BF

Brandon Funkhouser

$26.06

September 13, 2022

Andrew Funkhouser

$25.00

September 13, 2022

Pa

Paige and Andrew

$51.80

September 13, 2022

LH

Lynn Honeck

$77.55

September 13, 2022

LS

Laura Suh

$51.80

September 13, 2022

CW

Catherine Wokas

$26.06

September 13, 2022

TH

Tyler Honsinger

$51.80

September 13, 2022

C

Candace

$41.50

September 13, 2022

JP

Jim Parizek

$51.80

September 13, 2022

KB

Kaylee Backstrom

$41.50

September 13, 2022

AS

Ann and Paul Sassano

$26.06

Happy to support this organization and help you meet your goal.

September 13, 2022

ME

Mary Embry

$103.30

September 13, 2022

Anonymous Donor

Anonymous

$154.79

September 13, 2022

CW

Caprice Wokas-Schaper

$26.06

September 13, 2022

Anonymous Donor

Anonymous

$154.79

September 12, 2022

ML

Maranda Leigh

$154.79

September 11, 2022

Fundraise with Bethany

If the dignity of work is to be protected, then the basic rights of workers must be respected.

We all have our life’s work. If you’re anything like me, your work (be it your career, or leading your home, or your passion project, or all of them) is VERY important to you. My work is a huge source of joy for me, and I’m so grateful for the freedom I’ve had to pursue whatever kind of work I want to. In all that freedom, I’ve never feared for my life while at work, and I’ve always been compensated well enough to cover all my needs and at least some of my wants.

I’ve worked hard to earn the time and freedom to, for example, live overseas and spend a week exploring the ocean floor. But millions of people here in the U.S. and around the world, work much harder than I do for many more hours, and still can’t afford healthcare or to send their children to school. Everyone’s work could and should provide for their basic needs. That’s what Fair Trade stands for and fights for.

I’ve committed $250 to Chicago Fair Trade this year because I want everyone to have well-compensated and safe work, and I know there’s enough wealth in the world to make that possible.

I hope you will stand up for this too, and donate enough to make a difference today.

Help me raise money!

My personal goal is $2,000.00

Donate to our Flash Fundraiser page and make sure to choose my name for your donation inspiration!

Thanks to all the donors!

So far, my donors have raised $1,681.78 out of my goal of $2,000.00.

84%
HH

Heather Humphrey

$51.80

September 15, 2022

JR

Julia-Kaye Rohlf

$31.20

September 15, 2022

MM

Mark Morrissey

$26.06

September 15, 2022

KC

Kevin Collins

$309.27

September 14, 2022

AB

Arthur Beredjick

$26.06

September 14, 2022

Anonymous Donor

Anonymous

$257.78

September 14, 2022

SR

Shelly Ruzicka

$51.80

Thanks for your work promoting worker rights & environmental Justice & all you do to keep CFT strong. Abrazos!

September 13, 2022

JO

Jolene Otool

$154.79

September 12, 2022

RA

Rachelle Ankney

$515.24

September 11, 2022

BC

Bethany Collins

$257.78

September 11, 2022