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Borderland Tees-FCA Sponsor

Borderland Tees is a social enterprise in Knoxville, Tennessee. Through screen-printing, we fund a community ministry to people who are marginalized due to prison records, mental illness, homelessness, addiction, or any other reason. We call it “Capitalism for the Common Good.” We have also been involved with our local FCA for over 20 years. Read more
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Mourning Dove Studios-FCA Sponsor

Mourning Dove Studio started from our own personal experiences – equal parts environmental concerns and the need for better ways to grapple with grief. We make and wholesale cardboard coffins that are environmentally-sound, financially-reasonable and sturdy enough to carry for burial as well as cremation. Read more
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Meet Nastassia Strackbein, FCA Consumer Advocate a...

By Alison Rector, FCA Board Member When you phone the FCA office in Burlington, Vermont, the friendly voice who answers your call is likely to be Nastassia Strackbein.  As an FCA board member, I’ve enjoyed getting to know Nastassia in our work together. Read more
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2018 Cost-comparison survey of Vermont funeral hom...

How to use this survey CLICK HERE to download the survey in .pdf format. You’d never walk into the nearest car dealership and buy whatever model and options the salesperson recommended, but that’s exactly how most people buy funerals. Most pick a funeral home that’s nearby—even if they’re not going to use it for a viewing or service—or one they have used in the past—even if they were unhappy. Read more
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Press covers FCA's drive to get funeral home price...

The media coverage is picking up about our recent study of 26 state capitals and the funeral homes doing business in them. We found that only 16 percent of funeral homes with websites posted their complete price lists on their sites. It’s time for the Federal Trade Commission to require funeral homes to put their prices online and join the 21st century by meeting families and customers where they’re shopping. Read more
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