A black man holds a basket of coffee and cocoa packets.

Pierrevy Polyte with his coffee and cocoa at the Peace & Justice Center

While the Peace & Justice Center’s store might appear to be a quaint gift shop, it is one of the most radical things we do. In our direct trade partnerships, we address global racism, economic injustice, climate chaos, and more. For #GivingTuesdayNow, please support the PJC and two of the collectives with whom we do direct trade. 

Pierrevy Polyte is from Peak Macaya in Haiti. He lives here in Vermont and brings coffee, cocoa, art, and crafts from his community to sell at the store. The income they’ve received has paid for composting outhouses and a community school. 

We are the only location outside of Haiti that sells these products. Please support Pierrevy and his community.

Leah Mitula is the founder of Denur Crafts, a women’s collective in Kenya. These women produce jewelry and other crafts from recycled aluminum and bone, which provides them a livelihood in an area with few job opportunities. Without this income, they cannot send their children to school or access other basic needs.  

During this time of physical distancing, we are unable to sell their products. Please support Leah and the members of her collective.

Every dollar you give to the Peace & Justice Center on #GivingTuesdayNow will be shared 50/50 with these two collectives so that they have some income during this crisis. It will also help keep us afloat so that we are able to get back to business as soon as it’s safe and continue to support Pierrevy, Leah, and all the other inspiring folks we work with. 

Additionally, this Saturday is World Fair Trade Day. We invite you to our Chocolate and Modern Slavery presentation (on Zoom) at 2:00. 

Thanks again for considering the Peace & Justice Center, Macaya Coffee, and Denur Crafts for #GivingTuesdayNow. Let’s all work together toward a future with massive systems changes. Please stay safe.