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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5 Tips to Avoid Becoming an Easter Basket Case

CRS staff

There’s Easter, celebration of the greatest day in Christianity. And then there’s ... the bunny. How the bunny hopped onto the scene, with, of all things, a basket full of hard-boiled, unnaturally colored eggs is anyone’s guess. None of that...


Just Another Cross? Think again.

CRS Staff

As Catholics, receiving a cross has long been part of our Christian tradition. We are welcomed into the Church at Baptism with the sign of the cross by chrism oil, gifted crosses for First Communion and RCIA and annually receive ashes upon our foreheads in the...


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...


The Transformative Power of Fair Trade Gold

Marc Choyt

Under the green Kenyan savanna, three men were digging for gold. They were twenty feet under the ground in a six by six hole supported by stacked logs. I leaned over the opening, trying to catch a glimpse of the...


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...


Just Say No to a Cheap Christmas

Simone Blanchard

I’m an anxious person, I tend to get wrapped up in the moment. I also LOVE to get a good deal. The holiday season is particularly challenging for me with the extra events, expectations and constant reminders that buying things...