Glen Ellyn, IL

503 Pennsylvania Ave.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Store Hours
Mon-Wed: 10-6
Thursday: 10-8
Fri-Sat: 10-6
Sunday: 12-4

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‘Tis the Reason

What’s the reason? There is a person behind every Ten Thousand Villages product, and that person is the reason behind everything we do. In the season of peace and good will, choose a gift that embraces the human element—choose Ten Thousand Villages.

After 28 wonderful years at the Ewerts’ Wheaton home, we are excited to announce that this year our annual fair trade Oriental Rug Event will be held in our downtown Glen Ellyn store! We will have 300 beautiful hand-knotted on display at our 503 Pennsylvania Ave store. So mark your calendars for November 20-22 and join us for this exciting event!
Stay tuned for more details!

Shopping Nights
Step 1: Contact our store manager for available Community Shopping Event dates. Community shopping events are held on weekday evenings for a 3-4 hour period.
Step 2: Complete the Community Shopping Event Contract.
Step 3: We both are responsible for providing publicity. Please - send out emails, post on social media, pass out flyers, tell all family, friends, neighbors, any and all stakeholders about it.
Step 4: Come the evening of your Community Shopping Event and shop, shop, shop!
Step 5: Receive a check for 15% of the eligible sales from event for your organization. Simple, easy and fun!
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Community Shopping Events open to all!
We are pleased to connect with local nonprofits by holding Community Shopping Events in our store. Enjoy shopping for GIFTS THAT GIVE IN THREE WAYS: 1) to the artisans we support; 2) the featured non-profit; and 3) to the person receiving the gift. A percentage of sales during the event will be donated to the hosting organization.

Support local nonprofits by purchasing items during their shopping events. Several are scheduled for Fall/Holiday Season 2014:

  • Thursday, October 23 (5:00 – 8:00pm) – Family Shelter Service.
  • Wednesday, November 12 (3:00 -6:00pm) – ESSE
  • Tuesday, December 2 (3:00 – 6:00pm) – Heifer International
  • Wednesday, December 3 (3:00 – 6:00pm) – Children’s Foundation
  • Thursday, December 4 (5:00 – 8:00pm) Women’s League of Voters
  • Sunday, December 7 (1:00-4:00pm) Glen Ellyn Youth and Family Counseling Services.

Outreach Opportunities Did you know that we do educational events and community outreach? If you are part of a school, church or other organization, contact our store manager about having a special event either at your location or at our store. We are happy to work with groups of all sizes; no group is too small. Email us a:

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About Us

About Ten Thousand Villages in Glen Ellyn, IL

Ten Thousand Villages in Glen Ellyn, IL, 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 Volunteers make the difference!

Apply now to join our enthusiastic group of volunteers at the Ten Thousand Villages store in Glen Ellyn. We welcome (need!) volunteers all year round!

Our store is staffed primarily by volunteers. As a nonprofit fair trade organization this allows us to pay a fair wage to our artisans in 38 developing nations.  

Ten Thousand Villages in Glen Ellyn has a rotating group of approximately 30 volunteers. They are passionate about our fair trade mission and enjoy talking with customers about our handcrafted products and the artisans who make them.
Please complete a Volunteer application and give it to the staff at the store. You can download an application (see below) or obtain one at the store.
If you have questions about Volunteering please contact our Assistant Manager.

Assistant Manager: Elaina Penney
Phone:     630-790-1166

Click here to download a Volunteer Application

Sales & Events

Upcoming Events

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

savings that sparkle sale


savings that sparkle sale

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

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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Store Hours
Mon-Wed: 10-6
Thursday: 10-8
Fri-Sat: 10-6
Sunday: 12-4