The winner of Ten Thousand Villages’ 2013 Summer Gift-Away is Becca Griffitts from Virginia! Becca has been a Ten Thousand Villages shopper for over 7 years, and after winning the Gift-Away, now has a prize of $500 to spend at

Becca discovered Ten Thousand Villages through her church’s social justice initiatives to end modern day slavery. Supporting fair trade is one way to empower those affected by slavery. Becca shared, “We want to care about the things God cares about, so I have been steadily changing my purchases for our family to be as fair and ethical as possible, and I love having an entirely fair trade store right near me!”

And what was Becca’s reaction to finding out she was chosen out of more than 15,000 entries: “I was shocked! I honestly never win any contests or giveaways, but Ten Thousand Villages really truly is my favorite store, so I am thrilled!”

Congratulations to Becca, and good luck to everyone on the next Gift-Away!

All artisans have been paid in full.