News & Action
Dear Ray Beckerman,
This month, Global Exchange, Green America and the International Labor Rights Forum released a new report urging Hershey's to Raise the Bar, which details how hundreds of thousands of children are still forced to work under abusive conditions for long hours on cocoa farms in West Africa, while others are victims of trafficking and forced labor, all for a bar of Hershey's chocolate.
As we approach one of the most popular holidays for chocolate consumption, Halloween, there is a great way that children and families can help end child labor in the cocoa industry and promote Fair Trade – by participating in Reverse Trick-Or-Treating!
Reverse Trick-or-Treating is back for it’s fifth year to give you the opportunity to treat-n-teach your neighbors.
Trick-or-Treaters will be handing Fair Trade chocolate back to adults, with informational cards attached, to explain the problems of the cocoa industry and how Fair Trade presents a solution. By providing children with a way to be active, tens of thousands of households in the US are getting the message that child labor and forced labor will not be tolerated by our kids.
You can take part by visiting www.reversetrickortreating.org and ordering your free kit today. This year, Global Exchange is offering a limited quantity of kits to individuals so be sure to get your order in quickly! Deadline to order your kit is October 11th.
Reverse Trick-or-Treating is an initiative launched by the human rights organization Global Exchange in cooperation with Fair Trade companies Equal Exchange, Sweet Earth Chocolates and Coco-Zen, and is a collaborative effort of countless children, youth, and adults supported by institutions including nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations, Fair Trade companies, and schools.
If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org (email is the preferred method of contacting us, for the fastest response) or call 415.575.5551.
Get your kit today and be part of the real progress that needs to be made to help end the exploitation of children in the cocoa industry and raise awareness of Fair Trade.
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