Tuesday, January 30, 2007

A Greater Gift's Valentine Day Options

If you are looking for a unique gift for your sweetheart this Valentines Day, you may want to point your mouse towards A Greater Gift.

A Greater Gift is a program of SERRV International, a nonprofit alternative trade and development organization. Their mission is to promote the social and economic progress of people in developing regions of the world by marketing their products in a just and direct manner.

Their goal is to alleviate poverty and empower low-income people through trade, training and other forms of capacity building as they work to improve their lives. SERRV has worked to assist artisans and farmers for more than 55 years through the following:

Marketing their handcrafts and food products in a just and direct manner.
Educating consumers in the United States about economic justice and other cultures.
Providing development assistance to low-income craftspeople through their community-based organizations.

SERRV International was one of the first alternative trade organizations in the world and was a founding member of the International Fair Trade Association (IFAT).

They offer their artisan and farmer partners up to 50% advance payment on orders. This advance helps them to purchase raw materials and have a more regular income so they can avoid high interest rates from borrowing locally.

Among their many Valentine Day gift offerings are:

Gift Sets

• Divine Dark Chocolate Bars
• Valentine Gift Basket
• Valentine Gift Bag
• Divine Milk Chocolate Bars
• Divine Milk Chocolate Snack Bars
• Divine Dark Chocolate Snack Bars
• Valentine's Day Package

Heart Decorations

• Heart Towel
• Soapstone Heart Box
• Capiz Heart Garland
• Bud Vase
• Rosewater Perfume Bottle
• Forget-Me-Not Heart
• Ruby Red Mosaic Candle
• Naomi Bear
• Bird Heart Box
• Red Beeswax Candles
• Red Lacquered Bowl
• Heart Mug
• La Palma Plant Stakes
• Capiz Heart Ornaments

Lovely Accessories

• Rosebud Accessory Bag
• Lots-of-Love Silk Scarf
• Garnet Heartbeat Necklace
• Garnet Heartbeat Earrings
• Amethyst and Garnet Earrings
• Heartfelt Locket
• Hematite and Bone Earrings
• Carnelian Earrings
• Ruby Red Scarf
• Hearts Hair Clip
• Red Resin Heart Earrings
• Red Resin Heart Bracelet
• Red Resin Heart Pendant
• Alpaca Heart Earrings
• White Onyx Heart Earrings
• Silk Flower Bag

Handmade Paper

• Red Journal Set
• Peaceful Valentine Card
• Heart Cards - Set of 3
• Heart Drop Cards
• Mini Book and Stamp Set
• Collage Cards
• Valentine Love Books
• Handmade Paper Boxes

A Greater Gift

1 comment:

Sean Carter said...

it was really interesting going through your post...a very informative post...thanks for sharing all the info with us...and it's a very noble idea too...well since Valentines Day is coming up real soon i'd also like you to visit my blog sometime and check out some of the stuff i've posted there for Valentines Day...