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Full Circle Exchange Partners with CARE, Offers Mother's Day Gifts that Keep Giving Globally

Purchase price of Full Circle Exchange organic and fairly traded chocolate, coffee or tea matched as a donation to help CARE support mothers worldwide, fight global poverty

Submitted by: CARE

Categories: Fair Trade & Supply Chain, Events

Posted: Apr 18, 2011 – 11:43 AM EST


BOISE, Idaho and ATLANTA, Apr. 18 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - Full Circle Exchange and CARE are partnering this Mother's Day to honor and empower mothers around the world. Now, sons and daughters can convey their love for their mother with a gourmet gift package of organic and fairly traded chocolate, coffee or tea. From April 12 to May 8, Full Circle Exchange will match the price of each Mother's Day gift and donate the funds - up to $1 million - to CARE, a humanitarian organization that fights global poverty by empowering girls and women. To purchase a gift set of assorted chocolates, chocolate and coffee, or chocolate and tea, order online at www.FullCircleExchange.com/CARE.

"We're excited to offer a unique Mother's Day program that not only allows family members to honor their mothers with the gift of gourmet coffee, chocolate and tea but also provides critical help to other mothers around the world through the work of CARE," says Mark Priddy, co-founder of Full Circle Exchange.

Full Circle Exchange chocolates are made with cocoa from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms, which protect the environment and the well-being of farmers. All coffee beans are ethically sourced and either certified organic or grown using sustainable natural and organic farming methods. "There's a lot of care involved in the creation of our products and we believe you'll taste the difference," says Priddy.

Each Mother's Day gift will include a brochure that tells the stories of Full Circle Exchange, CARE and a mother who is serving as a critical agent of change in one of the world's poorest communities. Customers also may choose to include a complimentary Mother's Day tribute. Each custom message will be printed on a beautiful card and inserted into the gift.

The Mother's Day program is an extension of Full Circle Exchange's "Wake Up To Justice - Dollar 4 Dollar" campaign. Designed to support CARE's global poverty-fighting programs that help girls and women, Full Circle Exchange and its philanthropic partners are committed to donating the full purchase price of all CARE co-branded chocolate and coffee - up to $1 million - through Dec. 31, 2011.

"This Mother's Day gift promotion provides a meaningful connection between mothers here and those mothers who are helping lift entire families and communities out of poverty around the globe," says Dr. Helene Gayle, president and CEO of CARE. "The donation made to CARE will help us provide education, health services and business opportunities to these inspiring women."

Gift sets created specifically for Mother's Day include:

A Tribute to Mom Gift Box -The quintessential combination of fine, organic coffee and handcrafted gourmet chocolate makes this gift a natural choice for Mother's Day. Included is a 1lb bag of your choice of organic CARE coffee (South America Breakfast Blend, Central America French Roast Blend or Las Manos Espresso Blend) and a 1/2lb gift box of the chocolate fusion, gourmet bark of your choice (Caramel Cream Latte, 70% Dark Chocolate w/Cherries and Almonds, or White Chocolate Infused with Huckleberries). Price: $34.95

Chocolate for the Soul Gift Box - Does your mother find a blissful reprieve from everyday life the moment she tastes a morsel of fine chocolate? If so, then why not remind her how much she is loved for days, weeks or even months to come? Included in this chocolate-lovers gift set are three, 3.5 oz bars of Rainforest Alliance Certified, fairly traded and organic chocolate - Milk Chocolate, Caramel Cream Latte, and 70% Dark Chocolate. Also included are two, 1/2lb gift boxes of our signature organic, gourmet chocolate bark - 70% Dark Chocolate w/Cherries and Almonds and our best selling Caramel Cream Latte. Price: $49.95

Tea for You Gift Box - Tea-loving mothers will find pleasure in each and every sip of her Full Circle Exchange ethically sourced and organically grown fine loose tea. Couple that with a delectable bite of handcrafted chocolate bark and every day becomes Mother's Day. Gift set includes one tin of the organic loose leaf tea of your choice (Paradise Garden, English Breakfast Black Tea, or Himalayan Green Tea) plus a 1/2lb gift box of the chocolate fusion, gourmet bark of your choice (Caramel Cream Latte, 70% Dark Chocolate w/Cherries and Almonds, or White Chocolate Infused with Huckleberries). Price: $32.95

Mother's Day Gifts are available now. To place an order online go to www.FullCircleExchange.com/CARE.

About Full Circle Exchange: Full Circle Exchange is a socially conscious brand with a mission - to "Promote Justice and Cultivate Good" locally and globally through the sale of fairly traded, organic coffee, tea and chocolate. We are proud to support farms that encourage the conservation of the environment through sustainable natural and organic farming methods. By ethically sourcing, purchasing and roasting, we help build stronger farming communities, protect the environment, and support the progression of human rights, while fighting extreme poverty and infectious disease. For more information, visit us at www.fullcircleexchange.com.

About CARE: Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Working in 87 countries around the world, women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve education, health and economic opportunity. To learn more, visit www.care.org.

For more information, please contact:

Phone: +1-404-979-9503
Kristie Newnham Full Circle Exchange
Phone: +1-208-938-8856


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