My name is Ayn Riggs and I am the founder and director of Slave Free Chocolate. We are a small group of people working as activists to eradicate the use of Worst Forms of Child Labor and Child Slavery in the cocoa industry.
I heard in the news that your 2015 list of the your favorite things is out and one item on the list is the Signature Turtle Basket from Phillips Chocolate in Boston. As I am sure, on the surface, this is a lovely and tasteful product but it seem strange that on organization of your size that has done so many positive things, would not be aware that the chocolate in this gift basket is tied to the Worst Forms of Child Labor and Child Trafficking and Child Slavery.
It is hard to imagine that you would condone this kind of thing. So on the outset that you didn't know, I invite you to read through the Slave Free Chocolate website.
Please feel free to contact us to further discuss how you can help change this terrible situation.
Ayn Riggs, Director, Slave Free Chocolate, 760-715-4618