CRS Fair Trade Sale

“There is no worse material poverty…than the poverty which prevents people from earning their bread and deprives them of the dignity of work.” —Pope Francis

More than fifteen years ago, the Church Affairs unit of Catholic Relief Services began encouraging Catholics in the United States to buy fairly traded crafts through a singular partnership with SERRV. Presently, through a network of more than a dozen partners across our five regions, the CRS Fair Trade program annually sells more than $2 million dollars of crafts, coffee, and chocolate by engaging tens of thousands of Catholics in fair trade opportunities to pray, learn, buy, sell and give.

CRS Student Ambassador programs are invited to participate as partners in the CRS Fair Trade program, and we sell various goods leading up to Christmas each year in the Dobbs University Center (DUC) and after our Sunday Masses!

Look for event details in the weekly bulletin and Mass announcements or check out our calendar of events for the full schedule of our activities!