3) The coffees ordered will be custom-roasted and packaged for your customers and sent to your church for distribution at Fellowship Hour on the second Sunday after the order was placed (two weeks later).
For every pound you sell, your group gets $3.00
Now $3.00 per pound may not sound like a lot of money right off, but over time the amount can grow quite nicely. For example; the sale of seven pounds a week will net your group $21.00, which, over the course of a full year (52 weeks) will net your group $1,092.00!
Now that’s MONEY!
Ask yourself how many members your congregation has and how many of them drink coffee at home at least once a day. Now, imagine how much money you will raise if your group is able to sell FIFTEEN, TWENTY or even FIFTY pounds of coffee per week!
This really could be your best fund-raiser EVER! In fact, this fundraising program is guaranteed to out-do any Pancake Breakfast or bake-sale!
It’s so easy….
We’ve done most of the work for you!
This program was designed to be user-friendly! Everything your church-group will need to start and to operate this fund-raiser has been anticipated and is provided right here on this website in easily downloadable form. All of the necessary promotional materials (such as the brochures, the order forms, the posters and even blurbs for your church newsletter) are already waiting for you here on this website in PDF form. Of course, if you need more personal assistance, we are always a phone call away!
Note: To help you raise awareness to the plight of the coffee growers, we have educational materials (including a ten minute video) for a presentation on the need for Fair Trade Coffee.
How do you join the Crusade?
Once your group has decided to lead the Fair Trade Coffee Crusade at your church, one of your group members must be designated as the Head Crusader. The Head Crusader will make contact with us (by e-mail or by phone) to let us know of your group’s participation. This person will be the link between your group an the Fair Trade Coffee Company.
The only cost to your group is the cost of the Printing!
Someone at your end will need to download the necessary promo materials from this website and e-mail the files to a printer of your choice (like Kinkos or Staples). You will find suggested quantities of each item to be printed beside the PDF files.
The commitment of three or four people is all you need to succeed!
Naturally there will be a bit of legwork, but only a little! Posters will need to go up around the church, a blurb will need to go into the church bulletin on a regular basis, and at least one member of your group must be present each week at Fellowship Hour after Sunday Services to visibly lead the Crusade (i.e. passing out coffee brochures, taking coffee orders and distributing the coffee previously ordered). Finally, the coffee orders need to be faxed to the Fair Trade Coffee Company right away.
All of the billing will be taken care of by us!
When you take the FIRST order from a member of your congregation, you’ll get his/her credit card billing information, which we will keep on file for subsequent orders. They won’t have to give you that info again.
We’ll simply process the coffee orders and send the credit card receipt along with the coffee ordered right to your church. Your commission check will accompany each shipment.