Via New York Fair Trade and the Labor-Religion Coalition of New York State:
This Halloween, trick-or-treaters across the NY are handing candy back! Huh?
On Halloween night, trick-or-treaters will hand candy back to the adults who answer the door at over 100,000 households nationwide. It's not that they dislike candy. Rather, the kids will be giving out Fair Trade chocolate attached to an informational card to raise awareness of the child labor, forced labor, trafficking, poverty and environmental degradation that is widespread on cocoa farms.
Join the fun!
You can join us! Here's how to involve a group, school or organization:
ORDER a Reverse Trick-or-Treating kit from Equal Exchange. Kits for organizations or groups are available October 3 – October 7 at http://www.equalexchange.coop/rtt/.
ORGANIZE your group of families or other volunteer trick-or-treaters who would like to participate.
ASSEMBLE YOUR KIT: Each kit includes 150 chocolate minis, cards, glue dots and instructions for assembly. These need to be assembled and then divided up within your group. For example, if you have 10 participating trick-or-treaters in your group, each participant would take 15 cards with them on Halloween night.
GO TRICK-OR-TREATING door-to-door in you neighborhood. At each home you visit, one child in your group offers one card to the household. (Note: participants should be organized to avoid distributing multiple cards to the same household).
Not with a group? You can order a free (you just pay shipping) kit for individuals at www.reversetrickortreating.org.
Another way to join the fun!
Want to learn more about the problems of abusive child labor on cocoa farms where most American chocolate originates?
New York Fair Trade is a project of the Labor-Religion Coalition of New York State