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BerkShares Educational Packet + Tote: The BerkShares Educational Packet is a great way for interested parties outside the Berkshires to support and familiarize themselves with the BerkShares local currency program.  The Packet includes proofs of BerkShare notes (non-circulating), reading and other program materials and information, and our BerkShares-branded, USA-made tote bag. The Packet costs $80, which includes shipping and handling within the United States ($15 for international shipping). You may pay online by credit card or checks may be made payable to BerkShares, Inc. At the bottom of the page is a complete list of a Packet’s contents.


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BerkShares Tote: Purchase one of our beautiful new tote bags now! All proceeds will support the development of BerkShares local currency. These totes are made in Bedford, New Hampshire by Enviro-Tote, using a design developed by the designer of BerkShares, John Isaacs. Bags are only $15 or 15 BerkShares, plus shipping. (Magic Fluke ukulele not included). If you would like to pay by check please send your payment to BerkShares, Inc., P.O. Box 125 Great Barrington, MA 01230, and be sure to include your shipping address.

BerkShares Postcards: Let people around the world know about the Berkshire Region's local currency – send them a postcard! Purchase sets of postcards here or contact us if you would like to pay with a check. Wholesale prices are available to businesses that would like to retail the cards. Our cards retail for 1BerkShare apiece and come in five different "denominations," just like the bills themselves. Different size sets are available by mail, individual cards are only available at participating retailers. Each card includes a description with details about the heroes and artwork featured on each bill, as well as contact information. Contact us with questions: 413 528 1737 or [email protected].


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The BerkShares Educational Packet Includes:
    •    Proofs of the 1, 5, 10, and 20 BerkShare notes (in any printing process there are preliminary prints made known as proofs; proofs do not have serial numbers and they are not valid for the purchase of goods and services.
    •    BerkShares tote bag
    •    1 BerkShares Basics document with tips for accounting and spending BerkShares
    •    1 “BerkShares Accepted Here” Sticker
    •    CD with Video News Clips and Informational Power Point Presentation
    •    Local Currencies: Catalysts for Sustainable Regional Economies (Schumacher Center for a New Economics Pamphlet by Schumacher Center founder Bob Swann and Executive Director Susan Witt on the background thinking for local currencies. Schumacher Center Pamphlets — along with many articles about local currencies — are available on the Schumacher Center website for free).