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Dear Hershey Company,
I think that what your doing it has to stop. It is unnecessary to use this behavior. This is madness. Slavery was abolished a long time ago. And now you breaking the law. We don’t want your precious chocolate. We want you too let the children go. They need an education. Not a job that they can never quit from. There to young doing this . They need to be set free. Not held against there will. The least you can do is pay them . Let them stay with there families.
Let them go. Stop being lazy and make the on your own. There putting there sweat,blood,and tears in “your freshly made chocolate”. Why don’t you spread the money that “you are making” and share them with the slaves. It would be a lot better to give them freedom and give them a good stable home. END THIS MADNESS!!!
I want you to come to the school of P.S.119. We need a meeting about how you make your chocolates and what you should stop doing at what is okay and that should be continued. Abraham Lincoln has stopped slavery. This has happened about 100 years ago but child slavery is existing and I want you to stop using children in your company.
You need money but these children need education. These children need there own life and deserve to be free. Your preventing this from happening. What if this happened to you? What if you were a child and you were forced to do work 24/7. I love your chocolate bars and other candies but I’m afraid I must stop and I will have to convince other people to stop if you use children to make your chocolate.
Here is a quote from the article “Chocolate and Child Slavery: Say No To Human Trafficking This Holiday Season” it was stated that “The terrible reality is that these children, 11-to-16-years-old but sometimes younger, are forced to do hard manual labor 80 to 100 hours a week. They are paid nothing, receive no education, are under fed, and are often viciously beaten if they try to escape. Most will never see their families again.” This is proof from another article that this is not fair. Many people don’t like how you decide to do what you do. This must come to a stop because if it doesn’t I will convince people not to by any Hershey products which will decrease your money … by a lot.
I am not doing this to see your company suffer. I am doing this to make you learn how important these children are. Your company is important and will suffer just like these children that stand under your hands. Now you tell me. Do you even think it’s right to kidnap kids for your selfish reasons? I don’t. These days it is the peoples decision if they ant to work or not. You can’t force any of these kids. Especially, since they are kids. Stop slaving these children or go find a different job!
Things I want to discuss in the meeting that I say we should have:
Why do you slave these children anyway?
How could you not even care about these children just to let your company proceed?
How long you have been slaving these children?
Are you going to give up child slavery?
If you aren’t going to give up slavery what are you gonna do?
To conclude, child slavery is not something that should go on. People must have their own choices. There are plenty of different jobs in this world. Go pick a different if you can’t harmonize with innocent kids.
Dear Hershey Chocolate Executive
Many people love to eat a lot of chocolate. Mostly Hershey chocolates. I found out that you get your chocolate from a chocolate farm that has kids working to make the chocolates. I want eat any more of your chocolates. Do you know that the people that found out got killed because they found that the farmers use kids to make the chocolate? So why do you still get chocolate from those farmers? If you know that they use kids to make chocolate why do you get it from them ? If the whole world found out you will be out of business. I give you another chance to get your chocolate products.I will tell everyone know not to eat your candy bar. So pleace change (where you buy) your products. Or i want eat any more hersheys candy bar.
Dear Choclate Company,
I love your choclate it taste so good, but where your buying it from is not a good place. Its not good becuase kids are making your choclate and that is child labor. That’s not good image if your child was in child labor you would not like that. So please stop buying choclate from the fram you are buying it from becuase kids are in child labor and some kids are sold to make choclate. Please realise that this is wrong kids are not suppose to be working that hard they are suppose to have fun and learning. Also children young like 7 years old are making choclate that is very sad please think what you are doing because it is so wrong STOP buy choclate from the farm you are buying it from. They also treat the children bad becuase they sleep on wooden planks in a small windowless buildings and plenty more. I will tell people to stop eating your choclate untill you stop buying choclate from the mean farm and I will not be eating the choclate that reminds me of things that are bad. The children are working so hard and being treated badly thats so not cool. Please think about want I told you because what you are doing is not a good thing.
From: Amaya Mayers
Dear Hershey Company,
Please stop buying your chocolate from West Africa. Why should you stop? Well you should stop because the West African industry is using children to make our chocolate. These poor children are being forced to harvest cacao beans. They worked very hard to harvest this cacao. I don’t want to eat chocolate that comes from slavery. Do you also want to know why you shouldn’t buy it from them? Well here is why.
The first reason that you should not buy from them is because of the children. Why would you buy from a company that has children as slaves? No child wants to work in a farm. The kind of farm they work in is called a Cocoa farm. A cocoa farm is a farm where they sell chocolate. But its not fair that children are forced to work in this farm. They do not give these children respect. If these children do not get their work done they would get beaten. In addition to what I was saying, they also do not give children access to clean water or clean bathrooms. Further more, these children are using machetes to knock down the cocoa so that they can give it to us to eat. I think thats not fair.
Most children are 12- 17 working in cocoa farms. That is young! I have a question. When you were a little kid did you have to work in farms like these children and get injured? No. You were having fun doing what you want to do. But think about. They do not get what they want to do. Its just not fair that they have to suffer. Did you also know that when they use the machetes they get injured? They can lose a finger or hand. Most of them have scrapes on their arms, legs, and shoulders. They also do not get educated. I think that every child should get an education. Without education how are they going to learn? You said that in six years that you would stop using the cocoa farms. But then in six years these children would be older still working in these farms. They will still be eating the junk they give them. So please make a difference soon. That would mean a lot to me.
Do you now understand my reason? Thank you for reading this letter.
Dear Hershey Company, Mars Company, Nestle and so On,
Do you know where your chocolate comes from? Well it comes from slave farms. That is so cold these young kids are suppose to be in school learning. These kids are to young to be working at a REAL job.
Plus, you chocolate people make me sick. Did you know the people that give you “chocolate” abduct kids from small villages to make them work at slave chocolate farms. Children from ages 12-6 should be at school they have a long like ahead of them, but they will be wasting a good 1-3 years in a child labor farm. Little boys are abducted and sold into slave labor and is forced to work at cocoa farms and is forced to harvest beans. The owners of the cocoa farm abuse children there but beating them and forcing them to work and harvest cocoa pods.
Did you know every chocolate bar we eat, every hot chocolate we drink from Hershey, Mars, Nestlé has a child sweat and blood in it. I am begging you please Hershey mars nestle stop using chocolate from the from the children labor farm. Is it really worth using a child’s labor to have your chocolate? This is not right stop using child labor.
Gianna Rose Pierre-Louis
Dear Mars Chocolate Company,
I just really love your chocolate company Mars. I love the m&m’s, Twix, and many more chocolates that you guys SELL not make.You know what I’m talking about. You use poor child from Western Africa to make chocolates for you guys, then you can sell it. That is so not fair. All children deserve to go to school not work for you guys. If some children wants to work you can at least give them money and tell the farmer who has the farm with the child working to NOT to hurt them or torture them. You should treat them more equally. You should use the free-slavery child solution. We can give you the money if you need it for your company to make the chocolates if you just free the child slavery that makes the chocolates. Everyone will be a lot more happier especially our school because we are peace builders and we want to prevail peace on EARTH! So please don’t harm them PLEASE! We all are humans and humans need freedom like these child.
The 9/11 Tribute Center will celebrate the seventh annual September 11th Teacher Awards on Wednesday, February 26, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at the 9/11 Tribute Center, 120 Liberty Street, NYC. This date commemorates the 21st anniversary of the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
The 9/11 Tribute Center will present a Certificate of Merit and gift of $500 to each of ten schools that have created exemplary educational projects that help students to understand the impact of September 11, 2001. These teachers have engaged students in creating unique projects that focus on historical and humanitarian aspects of 9/11 history, making the lessons of 9/11 tangible to children too young to remember the attacks. These award-winning projects enabled students to experience 9/11 as a lesson in civic engagement using language arts, history, civics, community service and visual or media arts.
Ten schools are being honored for teacher awards, which include four from New York City, two from upstate New York, three from New Jersey, and one from North Dakota. The awards will be presented by Regent Lester W. Young, Jr. of the New York State Education Department. Dr. Young has extensive experience as a teacher, principal, and Associate Commissioner with the New York State Education Department. “As a long time New York City educator, I believe that the events of 9/11 must be included in the teaching and learning process in our schools.”Mark Schaming, Director of the New York State Museum and Jeffrey W. Cannell, Deputy Commissioner of Cultural Education for the New York State Education Department will also be in attendance.
The awards have been made possible by contributions from seven 9/11 family foundations—The Brooke Jackman Foundation; The Christopher Slattery 9/11 Memorial Foundation; The Greg Richards, Larry Polatsch, Scott Weingard Memorial Fund (GLS Memorial, Fund); The Family of Firefighter Michael D. Mullan; The Terence D. Gazzani 9/11 Scholarship Fund; The Terry Farrell Firefighters Scholarship Fund; and the Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust.
Teacher: Genevieve Berretta | PS 119, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Fifth graders wrote narratives for, “The Lantern,” a P. S. 119 literary magazine. After reflecting on the heroic lessons of September 11th, students “walked in the boots of firefighters” and crafted Small Moment Historical Fiction Narratives.
Dear Hershey ,
I love eating your delicious chocolate bars. But there is something very wrong.
Today in West Africa children are surrounded by intense poverty. Most of the children at young ages are being used to work on cocoa farms because they need to work so they can support their families. This is the most important part other children are “sold” by their very own relatives. Their relatives send them to traffickers or sometimes to the farm owners. When the children have been taken to the cocoa farms the children may not see their families for years.
People in a Africa is still doing this we should stop making kids as slaves. Kids all around the world should have a happy life. Kids should not be slaves. Mr. Hershey please stop preventing kids as slaves
Sincerly , Sateen R.