June Happenings at the Village
First Bank and Trust—Putting Community (and Fair Trade) First
Ten Thousand Villages Evanston joins our bank, First Bank & Trust of Evanston, in a special, month-long campaign to support local business. First Bank & Trust of Evanston will donate $2.50 to Ten Thousand Villages Evanston each time you visit and “like” the First Bank & Trust Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CommunityFirstBT.
Don’t forget to look on the First Bank & Trust Facebook page for our photo featuring our Salt Crystal Glow Lamp and our collection of Etched Singing Bowls. Remember to also visit and like the Ten Thousand Villages Evanston Facebook page to stay up-to-date with our new arrival products and special shopping events.
Ten Thousand Villages Evanston and First Bank & Trust of Evanston—putting community first!
“Second Chance” Shopping – Visit Ten Thousand Villages Evanston at the Custer Street Fair
On June 20 and 21, celebrate the summer with Ten Thousand Villages at the Custer Street Fair! Look for tables in front of our store that will feature great bargains.
Arrive early on Saturday, June 20, for the best “steals” of the summertime!
Shop Fair Trade for Father’s Day – Find the Best Gifts for Dads (and Grads)
Just in time for Father’s Day on Sunday, June 21, Ten Thousand Villages Evanston introduces its CAUSEGEAR® collection of totes, messenger bags, and back packs—designed in Chicago, built in India, and modeled by you! CAUSEGEAR® is a L3C enterprise returning 90 percent of its profits to its artisans in India, where the typical fashion worker earns only two dollars per day.
CAUSEGEAR® manufactures its bags from light canvas and buffalo leather for a streamlined, urban look. A perfect gift for the professional dad—or the recent graduate who needs a fashionable, functional carryall that goes with everything.
Explore our world of fair trade treasures, including lovely gifts, home decor, personal accessories, jewelry, chocolate, coffee and so much more. By purchasing fair trade items at Ten Thousand Villages, you can make a difference in the lives of artisans around the globe. Our mission is to provide fair wage income for people in the developing world by marketing their handcrafted products and sharing their artisan stories. The more items we sell, the more families we can help support. Artisans are better able to improve their homes, educate their children and put food on the table – and to live healthier lives of dignity.
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