Seeing the frenzy that came out of Black Friday at big box stores across the United States, it is clear that many are more concerned with deals than with the true cost behind those products.

Where do you stand?

Today is #GivingTuesday, an international movement of giving. Will you be one of the millions around the world who are giving back today and making an impact? Let’s find out.

When deciding how to give back, would you rather…:

giving_donate OR        
giving_GOM OR        giving_landfill
giving_FTstore OR        giving_sweatshop

The choices are clear and we know where you stand. You care about workers and artisans getting a fair wage. You care that the products you buy are made with sustainable materials. You care about organizations that put the people and planet over profits.

So, this #GivingTuesday, stand up to corporations, safeguard our democracy, and save the planet by donating to Global Exchange. Connect someone you care about to Global Exchange – Give the Gift of Membership. And pledge to shop Fair Trade this holiday season to ensure fair wages.

When we stand together, we can make a difference.

But wait! There is one more great way to give back and get a great gift – the Global Exchange holiday auction. Find some great gifts for loved ones, or yourself! All proceeds go to support Global Exchange. Bidding open until Dec. 12 at 8PM PST.


With the holidays nearing, we thought we’d take the opportunity to reflect on some of the people who have joined us in the struggle for peace and justice. It’s only when we come together that we can create the change we need, and we are grateful for each and every person in the movement.

As our way of saying thanks to a few of the people we’ve worked with over the past quarter century, we’ve put a little something together. Check it out!

“Thank you for being a friend
Traveled down the road and back again
your heart is true you’re a pal and a confidant”

~Andrew Gold, Thank You for Being a Friend

Once again, thank you to everyone working for change. Keep doing what you’re doing. It’s working!


Mark your calendar  – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving is #GivingTuesday. Join Global Exchange and millions around the world on one day of giving (back).



Halloween? Check. Thanksgiving? Around the corner. Then come the holidays, which sneak up fast. (Faster than you might think…did you know the first night of Chanukah falls on Thanksgiving this year?!)

Here at Global Exchange, we know there are lots people who agree that the holidays should not be about commercialization and corporate sales and profits. So we believe it’s time to take back the holiday season.

Giving-TuesdayAs retailers kick off the holiday shopping season on “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday”, Global Exchange will be joining thousands of partners in the US and around the world to jump start the giving season with #GivingTuesday, which falls on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

#GivingTuesday™ is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations.

Global Exchange will be proudly participating and we hope you will too, so we’re calling on you, our community, to join us and get involved.

Take-ActionGet Involved!

Soon we’ll be announcing our #GivingTuesday plans right here on our People to People blog, so stay tuned for that, and if you haven’t subscribed to our blog yet, now’s a great time to subscribe so you receive updates as they happen. In the meantime, remember to Save the date: December 3, 2013.

If you know of other nonprofit organizations you think should get involved, spread the word!