Equal Exchange

Fairly Traded

Walking Tree Travel is proud to team up with Equal Exchange, a worker-owned cooperative that distributes organic coffee, tea, sugar, bananas, avocados, cocoa, chocolate bars, and more.  There is no limit to the amount you can earn, so the sooner you can start, the better!

Learn more here.





How to Get Started


Pre purchase products to sell directly to your friends, family, and neighbors.


Wait for your products to arrive and deliver to your supporters.


Keep the remaining proceeds from your sales to offset your tuition and travel expenses!

Please email [email protected] or call 774-776-7366 for guidance.

Fundraising FAQs

An Equal Exchange product fundraiser is administered directly by Equal Exchange. Please email [email protected] with any questions about delivery, pricing, or placing an order. Find more information at https://equalexchange.coop/ee-and-you/fundraising.

This fundraiser is open to participants traveling on a Walking Tree Program or those supporting a traveler. As long as you are enrolled on a program or are planning on enrolling in a program, you can begin selling products any time.

You sell products purchased from Equal Exchange at wholesale case prices and then mark up the products to prices that help you reach your fundraising goals. When you collect money from your customers you keep the profits from each sale to help offset the program tuition or to have as spending money during travel. The amount raised does not need to be reported to Walking Tree, as the relationship is between the traveler and Equal Exchange. This is to ensure the smoothest process possible and allow funds to be divided between the provider and the traveler. Keep costs low by waiting until you have at least $135 in orders so you don't pay a shipping fee on your order. Note, in the warm months if you are ordering chocolate products there is a $10 flat fee per order to ice pack and insulate the chocolate during shipment, so you may want to avoid offering chocolate products during your fundraiser from May-September. You are welcome to sell chocolate year round, but keep that $10 fee in mind.
There is no minimum order but products are purchased in packs rather than individual units (eg. 12oz of Organic Breakfast Blend Coffee is $38.40 for a 6 pack). You can place as many orders as you like but you pay $9.50 for shipping on each order if its below the $135 free shipping minimum.

HELPFUL HINT: We find that it is easiest and most effective to purchase products in advance to be able to sell them in real time to family, friends and others. Alternately, you are also able to collect orders and payments first, then order them to distribute to your supporters after they are delivered to you.

Delivery of products can take up to 10 business days depending on inventory availability and location. Find out more about shipping and transit times here. https://shop.equalexchange.coop/pages/shipping-returns

Click here to access our fundraising guide, which includes valuable ideas, tips, and advice on a variety of fundraising strategies beyond this opportunity with Equal Exchange.