Chestnut Hill, PA

Chestnut Hill, 8331 Germantown Ave.
Chestnut Hill, PA 19118
215-242-3040
chestnuthill@tenthousandvillages.com

Store Hours
Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Holiday Hours
Thanksgiving Closed
Mon-Tue: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed-Sat: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Christmas Day: Closed
New Years Day: Closed

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Ten Thousand Villages — A Fair Trade Retailer Since 1946

More than 60 years ago Edna Ruth Byler, a pioneering businesswoman, began selling handcrafted products from Puerto Rico out of the trunk of her car to help eradicate poverty. Today a global network of social entrepreneurs works to empower artisans in developing countries.


Giving Back to Our Local Community
Did you know that Ten Thousand Villages partners with local nonprofits for fundraising events? We love to give back to our local community while introducing new customers to our wonderful store mission and unique handmade products. Check out our events page and plan to shop in historical Chestnut Hill to benefit your favorite nonprofits this holiday season!

Visit historical Chestnut Hill for the best shopping, dining, strolling and holiday fun for the whole family! For more information and schedule of all the community events visit: www.chestnuthillpa.com


Host a Private Event or Educational Presentation at Ten Thousand Villages Chestnut Hill

Looking for a unique way to share memorable moments with family and friends, or give your class a boost?  Would you like to inspire your youth group or treat your organization to a special event?

Let us take your group on a special tour of our store and give you a greater look inside Fair Trade and Ten Thousand Villages. Ten Thousand Villages – Chestnut Hill will coordinate:

  • Private Shopping Nights
  • Student and Professional Group Presentations
  • Community Shopping Events to benefit local organizations in need

We are happy to work with groups of all ages and sizes; in our store or at your location. Please stop by our store, or email us at chestnuthill@tenthousandvillages.com to start planning your special event.

Learn more about Fair Trade, the history of Ten Thousand Villages and about our talented artisan partners through an exciting presentation tailored to your group!


About Us

About Ten Thousand Villages Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia, PA

Ten Thousand Villages of Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia, PA, 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.

Ten Thousand Villages helps to preserve handmade crafting traditions passed down through generations. We hope to connect our customers to other cultures through artistic heritage and their stories, as they create lasting beauty in the world.


Since 2008, Ten Thousand Villages has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical (WME) Companies annually by the Ethisphere Institute. The Ethisphere Institute is the leading business ethics think-tank, publishing WME rankings since 2007. The Ethisphere Institute evaluates hundreds of companies through in-depth research and multi-step analysis.

Volunteer

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

How Do Volunteers Support the Mission of Ten Thousand Villages?

  • Enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers are vital to the success of Ten Thousand Villages and make it possible for Ten Thousand Villages to lower overhead costs. Volunteers are encouraged to learn as much as possible about the handicrafts we sell and the people who make them. We consider our volunteers to be Fair Trade Ambassadors because with this knowledge, our volunteers serve as advocates for artisans in countries around the world.

What Do Volunteers Do?

  • Sharing artisan stories. Unpacking a hand drum from India. Updating our website. Learning about Fair Trade. Showing a child where Kenya is on the map. Transporting recyclables to the recycling center. Restocking the store of handicrafts. Repairing broken items so they can be sold.

This is a just a sampling of the different types of activities undertaken by Ten Thousand Villages volunteers. Ten Thousand Villages volunteers work in a wide variety of areas.

  • Volunteers can participate in the following ways:

    Customer Service.  Customer Service Volunteers work on a wide variety of activities; from learning and sharing artisan stories with customers to ringing up handicraft sales and wrapping them for safe travel.

    Merchandise.  Merchandise Volunteers work with the handicrafts we sell; restocking the store, unpacking shipments from all over the world, and repairing items that have been broken.

    Technology.  Technology Volunteers help us with anything & everything electronic!  From maintaining our computer networking system to updating our website.  This is a flexible position that can be an "on-call" volunteer opportunity.

REQUIREMENTS FOR BECOMING A VOLUNTEER

  • Volunteers must share an interest in achieving our mission.
  • Volunteers must be willing to follow organization policies and procedures.
  • Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.
  • A guardian must sign the Volunteer Release Form for any volunteer under the age of 18.
  • Every volunteer must complete an on-site orientation.
  • The orientation will include an overview of our mission, policies, procedures, and safety standards.
  • There may be additional training required for certain tasks.
  • Every volunteer must read, complete, and sign required paperwork (Volunteer Information Form, Release Form, and Orientation Checklist).

Applying to volunteer with Ten Thousand Villages is easy! 

1.  Submit your Volunteer Application to the Chestnut Hill store
2.  The Store Manager will contact you for a short interview
3.  We invite you to an introductory Part I Training
4.  You participate in additional trainings specific to your volunteer tasks

If you have any further questions, please contact chestnuthill@tenthousandvillages.com or stop by the store

Sales & Events

Upcoming Events

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Savings That Sparkle Jewelry Sale - November 28, 2014 - November 29, 2014

savings that sparkle sale

IN STORES NOV 28-29

savings that sparkle sale

From classic keepsakes to bohemian beads,
our selection of styles and colors covers
every girl on your gift list.
GIVE GORGEOUS THIS HOLIDAY


Artisans have been paid in full. Discount applied to item of equal or lesser value. At participating stores 11/28/14 and 11/29/14. Check local store for hours and participation. Not valid with other offers or discounts, or on the purchase of gift cards or Traveler’s Finds.

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Shop for Physicians for Social Responsibility-a public health non-profit organization - November 30, 2014

Shop for Physicians for Social Responsibility-a public health non-profit organization – Sunday, November 30

Shop 12 noon to 5 p.m. at locations in the greater Philadelphia area.

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) Philadelphia promotes social responsibility by protecting health, the environment and communities through education, training, direct service, and advocacy.

PSR Philadelphia is a public health, 501c3 non-profit organization which fulfills its mission through programs focused on the prevention of violence, and addressing threats to health and the environment.  Comprised of a variety of health professionals, PSR Philadelphia is uniquely equipped to speak to threats posed to public health in our region. 

Help Ten Thousand Villages in the greater Philadelphia area support the programs of PSR Philadelphia this holiday season by shopping on Sunday, November 30, between 12 noon to 5 p.m.

Shop at Chestnut Hill, Center City, Exton, King of Prussia Mall, and Media locations!

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Shop to Benefit J.S.Jenks Public School in Chestnut Hill - December 2, 2014

Join Us on Tuesday, December 2, 2014; shop during 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Friends of J.S. Jenks (FOJSJ) is a 501c3, independent fundraising organization consisting of parents, teachers, administrators and community members dedicated to supporting programmatic and infrastructure development at the John Story Jenks Elementary School in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia.

The mission of FOJSJ is to enhance the educational and enrichment opportunities for students at J.S. Jenks by bringing together the financial and creative resources of educators, parents, students, alumni, and the greater community.  Long-range financial flexibility for J.S. Jenks, allows the school to develop innovative programs, student support systems, and infrastructure.

The Friends of J.S. Jenks aims to reinforce the school’s position as a community institution that contributes to the vibrancy of the neighborhood.

Help us support ‘better education’ this holiday season by shopping Tuesday, December 2, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and 15% of sales will go back to FOJSJ!

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Shop for Laurel House-A Vision to End Domestic Violence - December 4, 2014

Dedicated to the vision of ending domestic violence in each life, home, and community.  Join Us on Thursday, December 4, 2014; shop 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Laurel House is a comprehensive domestic violence agency serving individuals, families and communities throughout Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The agency's name was selected because of the beauty of the laurel, Pennsylvania's state flower.  It represents a victory for people who have taken the courageous first step of reaching out to Laurel House in their efforts to build a violence free life for themselves and their children.

The agency's first program, a domestic violence shelter for abused women and their children, was founded by the Women's Center of Montgomery County in 1980. In 1981, Laurel House was incorporated as an independent nonprofit organization.

Help us support ‘a safe place to heal’ this holiday season by shopping Thursday, December 4, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and 15% of sales will go back to Laurel House!

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Shop for Philadelphia College Prep Rountable - December 7, 2014

Helping students navigate the path to and through higher education.  Join Us on Sunday, December 7, 2014; and shop 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable seeks to strengthen a community of college access and success practitioners who believe in the potential of all individuals, helping students navigate the path to and through higher education.

The PCPR provide tools, resources and opportunities for discourse; support leadership development in the field; and seek to bridge the gap between policy, research and practice in the area of college access and completion.

As a support to the college prep community for 20 years, the PCPR has taken a close look at what it means to advise someone for college as well as the implications of that advising on the outcome for students and families.

Help us support “access to higher education for everyone” this holiday season by shopping Sunday, December 7, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and 15% of sales will support the Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable Network.

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Shop to Benefit Dawn’s Place – Providing a Safe Place to Heal - December 9, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, shop 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

One of the primary visions for the founders of Dawn's Place was to provide women who voluntarily want to get out of being commercially sexually exploited-  a safe place to recover from the abuses they have suffered at the hands of their pimps and johns. This is why Dawn’s Place have put together a three story house that is comfortable and feels "like home," as they begin their journey into recovering their dignity.

Dawn's Place works to improve the lives of women who have been trafficked, prostituted or pimped.  Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) or Sex Trafficking is a form of modern day slavery.

Help stop Human Trafficking!  Support Dawn’s Place on Tuesday, December 09, by shopping 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at participating Ten Thousand Villages in the greater-Philadelphia area and 15% of sales will go directly back to the mission of Dawn’s Place. 

Stores include Ardmore, Center City, Chestnut Hill, King of Prussia, and Media locations

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Shop to Support Interfaith Hospitality Network of Northwest Philadelphia - December 11, 2014

Thursday, December 11, shop 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (NPIHN) program provides assessment and referrals, emergency housing, supportive service and transitional housing. Equipped with new skills and relationships, 92% of families do not return to shelter programs after their NPIHN experience.

The NPIHN offers a safe and child-friendly alternative to more chaotic public shelter settings, allowing families to remain intact. Because they are small, they accommodate intact couples, single father households, adolescent boys, as well as single women with children. The NPIHN strongly emphasize taking a holistic approach to rebuilding from homelessness.

Support the programs of the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Northwest Philadelphia on Thursday, December 11, by shopping 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 15% of sales will go directly back to the NPIHN. 

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Shop to Benefit Women in Transition-Reduce the Violence - December 14, 2014

Effect social change to reduce violence against women and children by shopping on Sunday, December 14, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The mission of Women In Transition is to empower women to build lives for themselves and their children that are free from intimate partner violence, substance abuse and poverty, and to empower the community to undertake initiatives to end substance abuse and violence against women and children.

In addition, WIT works to educate the public about the intricate relationship between domestic violence, substance abuse, child abuse, and the proliferation of community violence. WIT’s vision is to effect social change to reduce violence against women and children, addictions to alcohol & drugs, and the resulting poverty among women in the Greater Philadelphia Region.

Support WIT this holiday season by shopping at participating locations in the greater-Philadelphia area on Sunday, December 14, and 15% of sales will go to support WIT programs. 

Locations include: Ardmore, Center City, Chestnut Hill, Exton, King of Prussia, and Media.

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Hours

Store Hours
Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Holiday Hours
Thanksgiving Closed
Mon-Tue: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed-Sat: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Christmas Day: Closed
New Years Day: Closed