Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Toe in the door...

There has been much work to be done over at LPC lately surrounding the attempt to raise some awareness about fair-trade through this year's Operation Christmas Child shoebox program. In a nutshell, there's no point to buying toys made by children in (insert sweatshop-friendly country here) to give to children in (insert drought-ravaged slum here). In doing so, we're only making ourselves feel better...

The trick is to introduce the idea of "true cost" without putting out the spark of thoughtfullness behind the initiative. It won't be easy, and it probably won't be as much fun as last year - because it will cost more. But we need to do it.

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