Calling All Poets!
Fair Trade USA has a unique opportunity to win a $10,000 grant to fund our work with farmers around the world and we need your help!
The CTK Foundation  (Community TechKnowledge) recently announced their 2011 Heart and Soul Grant Award Program . This program gives nonprofit organizations like Fair Trade USA a chance to enter into a poetry contest to help us share our mission with the world and win much-needed grant funding.
As an independent nonprofit, Fair Trade USA depends on charitable funding to provide training and market access support to Fair Trade producers all over the world; sugar cooperatives in the Dominican Republic, mango farmers in Haiti, women coffee growers in Rwanda...etc
Use Your Words to Support Fair Trade
We know Fair Trade supporters like you have a voice, and there has never been a better time to use it! If you have a creative idea for this contest, submit an original four-to-eight-line poem to us by commenting below. Your poem should express the mission of Fair Trade USA to empower family farmers and workers around the world, fight poverty, and protect the environment.
In addition - you have the chance to win Fair Trade USA’s own poetry contest. Even if we don’t win the grant, we will choose a winning Fair Trade poem from your submissions on Facebook. If your poem is picked, we’ll feature it on the Fair Trade USA website and send you a bag full of Fair Trade goodies!
Send In Your Poems Today!
Post your poem to our Facebook page by the end of this week and help Fair Trade USA win grant funding.
If you are looking for some inspiration, take a look at our website  for stories about the life-changing benefits of Fair Trade: kids in school, healthcare services for families, re-forestation projects, and leadership opportunities for women.
This is your chance to help spread the word about Fair Trade USA and to increase impact on the ground for thousands of farmers and workers in developing countries. Use your voice to change the world!