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With budget cuts in this economy, fundraising is becoming a necessity rather than a option. We understand that and want to help. Goody Goodies is a certified 501c3 Non-profit that brings awareness and action to communities through fair trade products. The beauty of Goody Goodies is that it was started by an 11-year-old girl who simply wanted to do her part to make the world a better place. GG has developed into offering others ways to make a difference by wholesaling Fairly Traded products for fundraising efforts. Fair Trade ensures the ethical business practice of paying workers, not using slave or forced labor, and never using child labor to produce products that not only enhances the quality of life of the artisan, but utilizes safe environmentally conscious methods, often recycling materials to make their products.By promoting ethically produced, environmentally responsible school supplies, students can learn early on that their buying power is important and they can have a positive effect on the well being of others in the world and the planet as a whole – all by buying Fair Trade.
Ways to Fundraise with Goody Goodies1.) Hold a Fair Trade Marketplace With no risk/cost to you – Goody Goodies can set up a marketplace with various products including Fair Trade (FT) chocolate, coffee, teas as well as jewelry, stationary, toys, handbags from around the world. You receive 40% of the sales. 2.) Buy items at wholesale prices, mark them up and sell them on your own or in your school store Your school’s logo printed on recycled billboard signs, these vinyl products incorporate used jeans and fabrics to make attractive, durable, well-made binders, backpacks, lunchboxes, and pencil cases from Guatemala give women in rural communities an excellent way to utilize their talents while earning money to help support their families. 3.) Through BOCES, schedule Peter Durkin’s popular Goody Goodies PowerPoint presentation about life in Africa and how Fair Trade positively affects the lives of women and their communities. The products come with informational materials and the program has cross-curricular activities, lesson plans, and posters, that meet NYS standards as well as links to the UN Millenium Goals, the educational aspect of the fundraiser is easily incorporated into class time and is an added value to initiative.
Goody Goodies Founder, Macallan Durkin has been awarded: Dutchess County Youth Excellence Award (2007) Presidential Citation for Community Service (2008) Prudential Spirit of Community (2008) WHUD Kids Who Rock (2008) Kohl’s Kids Who Care (2008) Ally Katz (pictured above) Tween Summit Awardee (2010) AAUW’s My Sister’s Keeper Hall of Fame (2010) Putnam Magazine’s People of the Year (2007) Kool Kids Award – Sound Earth (2010) Kids are Heroes too …to name a few.