Thursday, February 10, 2011
How can YOU end Child Slavery?
After viewing the film 'The Dark Side of Chocolate,' we now know the terrible realities of CHILD SLAVERY involved with chocolate production. Hundreds to thousands of children are smuggled into Cote D'Ivoire and Ghana every year to work as slaves in cocoa-bean fields. And what do the major chocolate companies in the world do about this? Nothing.
This Valentine's day, do not show your loved ones you care by purchasing chocolate that comes from Child slaves. This includes Hershey, Nestle, and all the other major chocolate companies. Look for fair trade chocolate. It is more expensive, but you can start a consumer pattern that will demand companies change their ways. It will show that we, as consumers, care about the lives of children all across the world.
Our campus chapter of the International Justice Mission would like to provide you with the first step in 'going fair-trade.' Come to Kaufman Friday and Monday from 12-2 and the Cage Saturday from 4-6 and purchase a fair-trade Valentine. If you give us your loved one's mailbox number, we will deliver this wonderful gift to them.
Come show your love for your lover and for children all around the world.