“Collaboration” is a concept that seems to have gained momentum in recent years – and rightfully so. With resources increasingly stretched, the idea of “working together” to more effectively use those resources makes good sense.
“Win/win” is another idea we’ve heard in recent years, thanks, in part, to Stephen Covey and his The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
“Collaboration” and “win/win” seem to correlate well and – as we look toward the start of a New Year – I would hope we’ll see more of both in 2011.
There’s an excellent example of “collaboration” and “win/win” in a recent message from Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma, Co-Founder and Board President of World Fare, the non-profit “fair trade” store in downtown Three Rivers. It reports on an upcoming promotion that pairs World Fare with its ‘next door neighbor,’ Love Your Mother: Earth Friendly Goods. The afore-mentioned message from Kirstin – reproduced below – illustrates the points about “collaboration” and “win-win.” It also gives you the particulars about the promotion in case you’d like to participate in this joint effort AND accomplish some of your Christmas shopping in the process!
River Country Journal
SHOP LOVE YOUR MOTHER,
DONATE 10% TO WORLD FARE
Thursday, Dec. 16 from 6-9pm
Here at World Fare, we’re grateful to have so much support and synergy from our next door neighbor, Love Your Mother: Earth Friendly Goods. In fact, Love Your Mother shopkeeper Peggy Deames will be donating 10% of all sales to World Fare from 6-9 pm this Thursday. Wow! Thanks, Peggy! So please come on downtown and stock up on gifts and staples. Love Your Mother features eco-friendly products including…
- Personal care items
- Pet food
- Cleaning products
- Soy and beeswax candles
…And so much more!
Whether you need to stock up on toilet paper and laundry detergent or you still have some gifts to check off your list, please come support our neighbor–and support World Fare’s fair trade mission at the same time! World Fare will also be open late until 9 pm. See you then!
Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma
World Fare Co-founder & Board President
Editor’s Note: This post was expanded at 11:42 a.m. 12-16-10 to include the photo of Love Your Mother and World Fare.