Georgettes to Celebrate National Fair Trade Month

Posted Oct 1st, 2009 by Deb Rasmusson  Category: General Interests, Toledo.com


Deb Rasmusson, Director of Vocational Services at Sunshine of Northwest Ohio, announced that Georgette’s Fair Trade Grounds & Gifts in Maumee will be celebrating National Fair Trade Month throughout October.
They point to the ten important aspects of Fair Trade that consumers should be aware of:
1) Fair Trade means fair pay and working conditions for farmers and producers
2) Fair Trade is better for the environment
3) Fair Trade means better quality
4) Fair Trade tastes better.
5) Fair Trade is safe.
6) Fair Trade supports communities
7) Fair trade is trade farmers can count on.
8) Fair Trade connects you with other cultures.
9) Fair Trade means sustainable local economies
10) Fair Trade means what you buy matters. By choosing Fair trade products, you are not only accessing high quality products, you are making a difference in the lives of people who grow the food you eat and the goods you use.

Georgette’s Fair Trade Grounds & Gifts is owned and operated by Sunshine of Northwest Ohio and provides job opportunities for people with developmental disabilities in the greater Toledo community. In addition to the focus on Fair Trade Month, Georgette’s will be celebrating its 4th Anniversary on Friday, October 23 with musical entertainment that evening and a two-day anniversary sale on October 23 & 24, with hours extended to 9 PM on Friday.

Also during October, Georgette’s Gallery will be featuring works by the Sunshine Art Studio, which is funded in part by a grant from the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo and the Toledo Community Foundation. These monies were provided through the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and enable Sunshine to continue to provide a source of art expression for people with developmental disabilities in our community.

Georgette’s Fair Trade Grounds & Gifts is located at 311 Conant Street in Maumee, Ohio. The coffee shop is open six days a week serving coffee, beverages and lunch. Hours are 6:30 AM to 3 PM weekdays and 8 AM to 4 PM on Saturday. The Gift Shop is typically open six days from 10 AM to 3 PM weekdays and 8 AM to 4 PM Saturdays. Online at Georgettes.org

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