Five Ways to Enhance your Thrivent Action Team with Fair Trade

Did you know that with Thrivent Action Teams, you can reach out to people in your own backyard and around the world – by sharing the joy of delicious chocolate and coffee? Here’s how.
If you are a Thrivent member, you have the opportunity to lead a Thrivent Action Team to volunteer in a one-time fundraiser, service activity, or educational event that can be completed within 90 days – and receive $250 in seed money to help cover the costs!

Add Fair Trade to your activity

Adding LWR Fair Trade not only increases the reach of your service project – by providing income and opportunities to farmers living in poverty around the world – but also gives you the opportunity to share the joy of rich coffee and delicious chocolate in fellowship with others.

Now is a great time to add LWR Fair Trade to your Thrivent Action Team efforts. Our partners at Equal Exchange are offering a special 10% discount (Use coupon code "THRIVENTCHOC") to Thrivent Action Teams to purchase fair trade chocolate, coffee and other items through December 31st!*

Go to and use discount code THRIVENTCHOC to receive 10% off

Five Ideas for your Action Team

What you can do to pair local and global service by combining Thrivent Action Teams and LWR Fair Trade? Here are five ideas!

  1. Host an Isaiah 58:7 luncheon for the homeless. Use the Thrivent Action Team seed money to provide a meal, complete with LWR Fair Trade chocolate and treats for dessert.
  2. Coordinate a Youth Ministry “Lock-in” and assemble LWR Kits. Use the Thrivent Action Team seed money to provide LWR Fair Trade chocolate to youth as they volunteer.
  3. Bring Christmas blessings to the widowed, sick and shut-in. Use the Thrivent Action Team seed money to give LWR Fair Trade chocolate gift baskets to lift their spirits.
  4. Host a hat and scarf drive at church. Use the Thrivent Action Team seed money to provide delicious LWR Fair Trade hot chocolate to everyone attending.
  5. Invite choir members to sing Christmas carols at the local nursing home, retirement home, or foster care home during the holiday season. Use the Thrivent Action Team seed money to provide LWR Fair Trade chocolate to all who attend.

These are just a few ideas to get you started. But remember, the special discount for Thrivent Action Teams expires on December 31st. If you are currently planning your next team volunteer service project, be sure to stock up on LWR Fair Trade now to get the discount!

Share your stories!

What good can you do in the world through Thrivent Action Teams and LWR Fair Trade? We’d love to hear and see your ideas! If you pair Thrivent Action Teams with Fair Trade, share photos online and tag us (@LuthWorldRelief) on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!


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*Offer valid once per customer. Expires December 31, 2015, 11:59pm EST.  May not be combined with any other offer. Account required - sign up or log in before or during checkout. Discount does not apply to equipment or supplies.


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