Fair Trade Wooden Tzedakah Box
Crafted by fair-trade artisans in India, this intricately hand-carved shesham (mango) wood hinged box with brass inlay and coin slot makes the perfect tzedakah box – the epitomy of tzedakah in its fair trade origins, and beautiful to collect money for charity. The wood is sourced from sustainably managed forests and each piece highlights its unique pattern of knots and grains; no two are alike. Engraved with the word “tzedakah” in Hebrew letters across its front. Easy access front closure; includes key.
By purchasing this tzedakah box, you are helping the artisans secure equality, dignity and freedom from poverty and achieve basic human rights: eliminate debt, get access to food, shelter, education and basic health care.
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Materials: shesham wood, metal fittings
Size: 3 1/2″ square x 3 3/4″ tall
Meet the Artist: Asha Handicrafts Association by SERRV
Asha represents more than 6,500 artisans in 10 states of India. The association’s name, meaning “hope” in Sanskrit, represents its goal to sustain the marketing ability of individual and family–based artisans. A non-profit fair trade organization, Asha works to ensure that benefits of handicraft production reach the craftspeople themselves. Asha promotes sustainability and helps eliminate producer debt through direct purchases and advance payments. Producer benefits include educational assistance for children, medical checkups and treatment, a health center at Saharanpur, savings programs for artisans and spouses, education projects and relief–related social projects.Learn More