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Fair trade box scheme

Run your own fair trade box scheme, building up regular orders from teachers, parents and friends.

Take the orders, pack them up and deliver them a great way to sell those products that most families need, and a great way to learn how to run a business with good community connections and good motives.

Schools can be an ideal venue for box schemes because at daily 'drop-off' and 'pick-up' times for the pupils, there is a receptive audience of adults who may find it convenient to pick up their weekly essentials!

 

Setting up a fair trade box scheme 

Box clever. Young Co-operatives offers a package consisting of:

  • 100 of 'family favourite' starter stock tea bags, coffee, cookies
  • Access to Young Co-operatives' online shop
  • One full day's training for staff and pupils
  • Glossy, bound copy of Young Co-operatives 'Co-ordinator Kit'
  • Design-your-own web site facility
  • Certificates for all participating pupils (on request)
  • Monthly e-bulletins and printed newsletters three times a year

The full package costs 320, from the Young Co-operatives (see below).

Collect orders from parents. To avoid the problems of storing and keeping fresh fruit, why not get parents and teachers to pre-order from a list of fair trade or local fruits you can get hold of near you. Package them up nicely in a hamper and offer a pick up service at the school gates, or in the hall.

Order from a fruit and vegetable box scheme near you. Your young co-operative can set up an organic fruit box scheme by visiting Big Barn http://www.bigbarn.co.uk/ just type in your postcode and it gives you details of local box schemes near you!

 

CASE STUDY! We did it! 

If you have a success story to tell about when you ran a fair trade box scheme please contact Hannah Williams by emailing: hannah@sustainweb.org

More information
Young Co-operatives: To register for the Young Co-operatives Box Clever package sign up online at http://www.youngcooperatives.org.uk/

 


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