Every fair trade purchase you make brings security, hope, and dignity to disadvantaged artisans around the world. Here are additional ways you can help us make an even greater impact:
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Be part of our movement to fight poverty by employing and empowering marginalized artisans. Sign up to receive our emails and you'll be the first to hear about new products, special promotions, and artisan stories. (New customers get 15% off their first purchase—and rest assured we won't deluge your busy inbox.)
SERRV & Earn Our fundraising program, SERRV & Earn, is an online sale you host via a custom web link. Shoppers purchase any of our 1,000+ fair trade handcrafts online and we donate 20% of the total sales to any nonprofit of their choice.
Host a Sale Prefer to host your fundraiser in person? Host a SERRV Consignment Sale at your church, school, or community event. Select products are shipped to your event free of charge, and your nonprofit earns 10% of total sales.
Volunteer Located just outside Baltimore, our warehouse is filled to the brim with handcrafted items. Each year, we depend on hundreds of volunteers to help us ship thousands of items to our customers. Just let us know when you'd like to volunteer. Lunch is on us!
Invest in our Work SERRV International offers a unique opportunity for social investors (individuals, churches, and institutions) to help fund employment for the poor in developing countries while earning interest on their investment.
Like most of the world's poor, artisans and small farmers are often denied access to credit. Your interest-bearing investment in the SERRV International Loan Fund provides our large network of artisans and cooperatives with working capital to develop and sell their products. It allows us to pay them fairly and in advance for their handmade products (months before we can ship and sell these products in the U.S.), ensuring they have funds to buy raw materials and to earn income while they work.
We believe this kind of micro-financing is a powerful tool to fight poverty, and your participation in our Loan Fund directly enables a just, beneficial and sustainable approach to economic development for those with few opportunities.
The SERRV International Loan Fund is currently available for participation in the following states: Alaska, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Washington, Washington DC, Wisconsin For more information and a prospectus on our Loan Fund, please contact Catherine Dowdell by email.
Operated by SERRV International Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the SERRV International Loan Fund was established in 2002 to support the organization's charitable mission and fair trade principles.
The above shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale is not authorized. The offering is made solely by the OFFERING CIRCULAR (prospectus).