Brookline, MA

Coolidge Corner, 226 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446
617-277-7700
brookline@tenthousandvillages.com

Store Hours
Monday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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Enjoy the final fruits of the season al fresco with autumn-painted trees as a brilliant backdrop. Celebrate the harvest with handcrafted coziness in colors that complement nature’s palette.


About Us

About Ten Thousand Villages in Brookline, MA

Ten Thousand Villages in Brookline, MA, is a fair trade retailer of artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories and gift items from across the globe. Featuring products from more than 130 artisan groups in some 38 countries, we are part of a network of over 390 retail outlets throughout the United States selling Ten Thousand Villages products.

As one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations, Ten Thousand Villages has spent more than 60 years cultivating trading relationships in which artisans receive a fair price for their work and consumers have access to distinctive handcrafted items. We seek to establish long-term buying relationships in places where skilled artisans are under- or unemployed, and in which they lack other opportunities for income. A founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), Ten Thousand Villages sees fair trade as an alternative approach to conventional international trade.

Our store is located in Coolidge Corner, the cultural heart of Brookline.  We are surrounded by some of the best restaurants and most exciting shops in the Boston area.  Visit Coolidge Corner online at the Coolidge Corner Merchants Association and the Coolidge Corner Hub.

Volunteer

We welcome you to join our village of volunteers! As a nonprofit store, volunteers are crucial to our success, helping us to keep our overhead costs lower, which allows us to purchase more from artisans. Apply now to join our fun-filled volunteer positions—greeting and interacting with customers, unpacking and checking orders, assisting with displays and operating the cash register. We welcome volunteers any time of the year.

Let us know you’re interested by filling out an application at our store. You can also contact our store for more information.

Meet Our Volunteers

Mary Kuchinsky

Mary Kuchinsky

Mary has been volunteering here at Ten Thousand Villages since 2009 and is a valued member of the team. She is an artist and craftsperson, a collector of ethnic and American crafts, and takes pride in the fact that by volunteering she is helping artisans in the developing world who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed. 

“It’s great to have a smart, talented, and dynamic person like Mary working with us in our Brookline store,” says store manager Glenn Whidden. “She knows that by volunteering she helps us keep our overhead costs lower, which allows us to purchase more from the artisans we work with. We all love working with her and wonder how we got along before she started.”

Sales & Events

Upcoming Events

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Teddy Bear Donation Drive - October 1, 2014 - October 31, 2014

Donate a new Teddy Bear to the Strategies for Youth

In The Presence of Children Campaign and receive a "Golden Ticket" worth 15% Off your total purchase! (valid November 3-30, 2014; not to be combined with promotional sale or clearance items)

Your "Golden Ticket" also earns you an entry into a Raffle that will be held at our Strategies for Youth Shopping Fundraiser all day on Sunday, November 2.***

Get a FREE Gift with your purchase (while supplies last)! 10% of our sales will be donated to this outstanding national advocacy and training organization dedicated to improving police and youth interactions. Please go to http://www.strategiesforyouth.org for more information.

***Donations will be accepted and Shopping Fundraiser will take place at the following Ten Thousand Villages locations:

Downtown Crossing, 252 Washington St, Boson, MA
http://boston.tenthousandvillages.com
Phone: 617-372-8743

Coolidge Corner, 226 Harvard St, Brookline, MA
http://brookline.tenthousandvillages.com
Phone: 617-277-7700

Central Square, 694 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA
http://cambridge.tenthousandvillages.com
Phone: 617-876-2414

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In the Presence of Children - November 2, 2014

12-5pm

You are invited to join us for a Community Shopping Fundraiser for the Strategies for Youth Campaign - Arresting in the Presence of Children.

On Sunday, November 2, from 12-5pm, 10% of our sales will be donated to Strategies for Youth. This outstanding national advocacy and training organization is dedicated to improving police/youth interactions through community engagement, police training, outreach programs for youth, and proactive use of multi-disciplinary approaches to problem solve and build relationships.

This event will take place at the following Ten Thousand Villages locations:

Downtown Crossing, 252 Washington St, Boson, MA
http://boston.tenthousandvillages.com
Phone: 617-372-8743

Coolidge Corner, 226 Harvard St, Brookline, MA
http://brookline.tenthousandvillages.com
Phone: 617-277-7700

Central Square, 694 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA
http://cambridge.tenthousandvillages.com
Phone: 617-876-2414

COMING SOON...Teddy Bear Donation Drive in October also in support of Strategies for Youth. All donations will receive a raffle entry. Drawings will be held at each of the above Ten Thousand Villages locations.

PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER DETAILS ABOUT THIS EVENT AND THE OCTOBER DONATION DRIVE!

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Hours

Store Hours
Monday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM