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Two students stand next to a table where they are selling products from SERRV at the Global Giving Market.

What is the Global Giving Market?
The Global Giving Market is an on-campus event where students from BMGT 100 (Intro to Business) offer a selection of fair trade products for sale.  The class is split into groups, each representing a geographic region and selling a number of products produced in that region.  The proceeds of the market are go to the artisans and farmers who created the goods.  The students learn through the process of holding the market, which involves:

  • Learning about fair trade
  • Performing market research
  • Selecting products to sell on-campus
  • Educating the community about fair trade values including
    • community development
    • environmental stewardship
    • fair labor conditions

In addition to participating in the Global Giving Market, BMGT 100 students spend a day volunteering for SERRV International in their warehouse doing inventory, packing and shipping orders.

When and where is the Global Giving Market?
This fall, the Global Giving Market was held on November 13 from 11:00am until 1:30pm in the Kittleman Room (Duncan Hall room 100.)
For directions to HCC's campus, click here.
For a map of Duncan Hall, click here.

What items will be sold?
Each year, the BMGT 100 class is divided into groups representing different geographical regions.  Each group selects a number of products to be sold on the date of the market.

What is fair trade?
To read FAQs about fair trade certification, click here.

Where do the Global Giving Market products come from?
The items for sale at the market are purchased on consignment from SERRV International.

What is SERRV International?
SERRV International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating poverty worldwide.  Learn more about them from their website: www.serrv.org.

A student speaks with a customer at the Global Giving Market.