Fair Trade Schools Launched!

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Fair Trade Schools Launched!

This week, the first ten Fair Trade Schools in the United States were certified. No less than three of these schools are located in our hometown of Media, Pennsylvania! As a parent of three children at Media-Providence Friends School, and close with families at Media Elementary School, both newly certified schools, I (Shannon) have been

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Philly joins in social entrepreneurship

As reported in the nifty new online magazine called Flying Kite, the City of Philadelphia is now working with social entrepreneurs and innovative businesses to help improve the city. The first project is called FastFWD, “an urban innovation refinery.” With $1 million from Bloomberg’s “Mayors Challenge”, FastFWD will initially tackle Public Safety collaboratively with entrepreneurs

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Happy Holidays

I have the best job in the world. I truly love it! Writing this annual letter, however, is a challenge. This is when I’d like to go on an Untour until someone else comes up with what to write. Why would anyone believe my superlatives about the Untours Foundation? I wouldn’t, if I weren’t a

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Hal’s 89th Birthday

In late November, Hal celebrated his 89th birthday with the Untours staff. While he is slowing down and only comes into the office occasionally, he sure loves being here! He enjoyed visiting with staff and Foundation board members, all dear friends. He even blew out the candles in one try!

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Anniversary Wishes

For our 20th anniversary on April 22, 2013, we asked supporters what they would give the Untours Foundation, if it was their best friend. Here are their answers. The world’s most comfortable shoes, lightest and best binoculars, apps for all the info that Untourists find printed up when they arrive, and complete openness to all

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Sign Up for Foundation Untours!

Starting this November, Untours Foundation will be hosting periodic tours of loan recipient facilities for our donors. We’ll kick it off in November with Wash Cycle Laundry in Philadelphia. Since their facilities are small, we’ll only be able to have 10 donors take the tour, but you’ll get to see how the business works, meet

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