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UUSC Fair Trade Project

Started in 2001, the UUSC Fair Trade Project is a collaboration between Equal Exchange and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee to involve more Unitarians in supporting small farmers around the world. Fair trade ensures that farmers are paid a fair price for their goods. Through fair trade, farmers and their families stay on their land and care for the environment. Working in democratically-run cooperatives, small-scale farmers gain control of their own livelihoods and make strides together in organic agriculture and quality control. With the added income from fair trade, farmers invest in education and social services for their communities.

Through the UUSC Fair Trade Project, you get access to Organic, fairly-traded products at discounted wholesale case prices, ensuring that more of the money you spend on coffee, tea, chocolate and other products reaches the hardworking farmers who actually grow them.

How to Use Fairly TradedCoffee, Tea & Chocolate

UUSC works with Equal Exchange to bring you high-quality coffee, tea and cocoa products — always paying farmers fairly. You can order over the phone, or by making an account for your congregation on our web store. Make sure to select "UUSC Coffee" from the "Coffee Project" drop down menu during registration — each purchase you make earns credit for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. And you'll save every day when you order by the wholesale case as well as accumulate rewards as part of the program. There are many ways to share these delicious products in your community.

Serve at Coffee Hour

Serve Coffee

Serve fairly traded coffee after worship services, or
at meetingsat other gatherings and eventsin the congregation office

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Offer Products for Sale

Selling Products

Give your community access to fairly traded products at
Table sales after servicesHoliday bazaarsFundraisers

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Raise money at church

Raise money for good causes at your congregation.

Table Sale      Catalog Fundraiser
Delegation in Nicargua

There are other ways to get involved! Start a Buying Club to save money by sharing full cases of coffee, tea and chocolate. Sell Organic and ethically-sourced products at your local Farmer's Market. Or join us on a Delegation to visit coffee farmers.

Best of OurResources


Fair Trade and Community: Watch now >>      Women in the Coffee Supply Chain: Watch now >>      Why Fair Trade Chocolate Matters: Watch now >>

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Meet the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is a nonsectarian human rights organization powered by grassroots collaboration. They work anywhere rights are threatened — by natural disasters, armed conflicts, genocide, forced migration, and systematic injustice.

Buy Equal Exchange fair trade products for your home, as gifts or by the case at wholesale prices for your congregation through Equal Exchange's webstore. For every pound fairly traded coffee, tea, chocolate, and other products you buy through the UUSC Fair Trade project, $0.20 is donated to a Small Farmer Fund. In addition to supporting the farmer coops that supply Equal Exchange's products, UUSC uses the Small Farmer Fund to build sustainable livelihoods and advance human rights of other cooperative groups, particularly the rights of women, youth, and indigenous people. That Fund amounted to $8,777.89 in 2018. You can read about some of the projects related to the UUSC Small Farmer Fund here.

Visit the UUSC website

Order UUSC Fair Trade Project brochures.

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Not sure how much to order? Need a recommendation? Our friendly Massachusetts-based Customer Service Team is standing by to answer all your questions, Monday through Friday from 9-5 EST.

Call us: 774-776-7366
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