Lighting the Way to Making a Difference 2020

Our store is FULL of success stories from women, children & men from developing countries. The items represent freedom, hope, & opportunity for the artisans.

A fundraising campaign for Global Village

For the past 33 years, Global Village has been a socially conscious Fair Trade nonprofit, working to alleviate the global economic imbalance by doing our part to educate our community and to provide opportunities for people around the world.

Our store is FULL of success stories from women, children and men from developing countries. The items we sell represent freedom, hope, opportunity, respect, and confidence for the artisans who have created or grown each piece from over 30 different countries. At Global Village we provide the Billings community and much of Montana with a local access point to make a global impact.

Global Village’s annual spring fundraiser was cancelled this year because of COVID-19. We are asking the Billings Community to give as they would have if they had attended this fundraiser in person. Here are some of the ways you can contribute to assist us in meeting our fundraising goals for this year: 

Ticket cost = $45 per person
Raffle = $5 each
Heads/Tails = $10 per person
Sponsorship = $100 - $500

All donors will be invited to a special live Zoom discussion with one of our newest vendors to learn firsthand how their product is making a difference with livable wages in their country.

Thank you for your donation and for Lighting the Way to Making a Difference!

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About the Organization

Global Village is a nonprofit Fair Trade organization dedicated to the support of the world’s low income artisans and farmers through the operation of a Fair Trade retail store and educational activities that promote the values of Fair Trade, tolerance, and cultural appreciation.

Over 30 volunteers staff our store day-to-day and help at both promotional and educational events. Recently, we hosted a very successful screening of the film "The Breadwinner" in collaboration with MSU Billings Women and Gender Studies at a local nonprofit theatre, Art House Cinema and Pub. We seek your support to continue bringing these important educational events and fairly traded goods to Billings.