We are pleased to announce that Rosanna Mascavage from New Jersey is the lucky winner of our Summer Gift Away. Rosanna says that she is looking forward to sprucing up her home with some new pillows and lamps, and also treating herself to some jewelry, too. “I love your handmade products, Rosanna shared. “I’m a first generation Italian and growing up the women in my family taught me needlepoint and crochet. So, I really appreciate the hand work of the items in your store.”

“We are thrilled to be able to provide Rosanna with this gift,” said Doug Dirks, Ten Thousand Villages CEO. “We hope she enjoys her shopping experience!” Ms Mascavage shared with us that her husband had been receiving chemotherapy for his stage three cancer and became quite ill from the treatment, which caused them to cancel a recently scheduled trip to Lancaster County, PA, where she was hoping to visit the Ten Thousand Villages store at the Rockvale Outlets. “He was experiencing serious side effects which caused us to cancel our trip,” she explained. “I can’t say thank you enough for the wonderful surprise gift. It means more to me than the monetary value; you have really lifted my spirit.”

Rosanna was awarded her $500 e-shopping card last Friday, August 17. All artisans have been paid in full.