Socks that Make a Difference: One Step at a Time

Some socks put an outfit together. These socks make the lives of migrants and refugees around the world better.

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A Daughter’s Perspective: Mother’s Day Gifts

Erin Mackey

I am not a mother.Someday, God-willing I will be, but this Mother’s Day I am on the giving end. And, while “gift giving” is not my top love language (for those 5 Love Languages fans out there), I do like...


That We May Know Easter Joy: Lament for Rana Plaza

Christopher Cox

For a fourth time, people around the world will commemorate the anniversary of history’s deadliest garment industry disaster. On April 24, 2013, near Dhaka in Bangladesh, the eight-story Rana Plaza building collapsed taking the lives of 1,134 workers and injuring...


Don’t Give Up Shopping for Lent

CRS Staff

This year, as you journey through Lent, consider your buying habits. How do your purchases impact those around the world? Do you know who made the clothes you're wearing or what their life is like? Three ways to shop this...


Standing with Refugees: A Fair Trade Tradition

Simone Blanchard and Erin Mackey

Images flood newspapers and magazines of men, women and children fleeing war, poverty and persecution. People gather to listen and watch the latest updates from the media and a sense of change is palpable among the American people. The year...


Does your purchase bring life or hardship?

Rebekah Lemke and Erin Mackey

Growing up in suburban America I had the opportunity to travel to my fair share of malls. Need a new dress for homecoming? Go to the mall. Looking for that perfect Christmas present? Head out to the mall. Nothing to...