Hi! My name is Amy Calfas and I’m thrilled to be CAUSEGEAR’S blogger-in-residence this summer.
I first learned about CAUSEGEAR this past January at Urbana, a missions conference sponsored by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship that focuses on global justice issues. While there, I attended a lunch with CAUSEGEAR'S CEO, Brad Jeffrey, who was a speaker for their business track and was immediately drawn to the organization’s mission to transform the lives of one million people in India trapped in poverty and injustice.
Having worked in a variety of settings—from Washington to India’s megacity slums—I’ve seen firsthand the need for organizations like CAUSEGEAR that provide sustainable, practical solutions to injustice.
For the past two years, I’ve worked in Washington D.C. alongside senior-level government policymakers, activists, and non-profit leaders working to pursue peace building work in South Asia. I’ve also worked with Human Rights Watch on various human rights education campaigns, and spent time living and working in India, where I pursued faith-based work and researched human trafficking issues.
However, if I’ve learned anything through these experiences, it’s that you don’t have to be a policymaker to change the course of history. Rather, I am delighted to be joining the CAUSEGEAR team this summer because I believe that all people can be agents of change and that small commitments—like shifts in fashion purchases—can affect millions in a positive way.
This summer, we’re inviting you to be world changers with us as we explore how individual consumers and businesses can join in CAUSEGEAR’s mission.
Will you join us?
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