Congratulations to Global Exchange Fair Trade Store blog reader bayctygrl, the winner of our Fair Trade Trick or Treat Action Kit Giveaway!

We asked readers what they’re doing to celebrate Fair Trade month. Here’s what bayctygrl said:

I am going to hand out some choc. to adults! well to a few because I don’t have a lot of money, I think I should print up some leaflets too and have my daughter give them in exchange for her goody. that way (they) both get a “treat”.

Thanks to all of you who shared comments with us about how you’re celebrating Fair Trade month. Keep up the great and have fun!

According to the Fair Trade Federation, women made up 76% of non-agricultural fair trade production in 2008 and many of them are mothers. This Mother’s Day, we are recognizing those inspiring Fair Trade mothers with our “Tell us your ‘Inspiring Mother’ Story” contest.

Is your mother the guiding light in your life? Know a mother who is making a big difference in the world? Has she made a lasting impact on you and on others? Let us know. Email us your stories to with “Mother’s Day” contest story in the subject line, and we will feature them on the blog. Photos are also encouraged. When you share your story, you are automatically entered to win a fantastic Fair Trade prize made by mothers, for mothers. The winner will be announced after Mother’s Day.

Tell us your story today!