Fair Trade supports artisans and local nonprofits

November will always be a special month for us. We just celebrated the First Year Anniversary of our South Grand store and the beginning of the busiest shopping time of the year. There is another reason why this month is also special: we will host our last Giving Back Days campaign event of 2015. Many more opportunities to help nonprofits in St Louis will be available in 2016.

 

We are thrilled to partner with Bilingual International Assistant Services this month. Our partnership is quite simple and YOU play a big role.

This is how it works:

  • WHAT: You shop beautiful handmade and Fair Trade gifts at our store or online
  • WHEN: Tuesday, November 17 to Friday, November 20
  • WHERE: 3211 South Grand Blvd. Store hours 11 to 8 (Friday 11 to 9)
  • RESULT: we will donate 15% of all in-store and online sales to this great nonprofit organization! Shop Now!

Don't know much about Bilingual International Assistant Services and their work? Read on.

 

B.I.A.S's mission is to ensure equal access to healthcare, mental health, and social services for all, regardless of national origin or language ability, through the advocacy, education, and direct multilingual services they provide.

Bilingual International Assistant Services is a not-for-profit 501 (C) 3 organization established in May, 2002. Bilingual International was founded as a response to the unmet needs of the many seniors who had limited ability in the English language, were unable to navigate the intricate system of care, and often voiced fear over their future and livelihood.

In 2005, the agency began serving US-born older adults, who, despite knowledge of English, lacked knowledge of the system of care and resources.  Poverty stricken, isolated seniors who were also home bound and frail sought our services to help them improve their living situations, overcome anxieties, and increase their ability to maintain community living.

 

Free of negative bias, they advocate for and encourage legislation that promotes statewide accessible, appropriate health and social services for under-served individuals and populations.

Through their services and proven track record, they not only live their mission – they go beyond expectations to help our elderly and foreign-born communities.

 

B.I.A.S's many services also include Naturalization Assistance, Immigration Services, Language Services and Advocacy and Education opportunities to many individuals and small businesses.

So, what's not to love? This November, shop for a gift made with love and give to someone you love and support the great work of B.I.A.S. Join us on social media and share this event with everyone in your network.

Can't make it to our store? Shop online on these dates and we'll include this on the total sales. Alternatively, consider making a tax deductible donation to Bilingual International Assistant Services here: http://www.bilingualstl.org/donate/

 

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