Glen Ellyn, IL

503 Pennsylvania Ave.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
630-790-1166
glenellyn@tenthousandvillages.com

Store Hours
Mon-Wed: 10-6
Thursday: 10-8
Fri-Sat: 10-6
Sunday: 12-4
Extended Hours
December 9-11
12/9-12/11: 10-8
Extended Hours
December 15-23
Mon-Fri: 10-8
Saturday: 10-6
Sunday: 12-4
Christmas Eve: 10am – 2pm
Christmas Day: Closed

We will be returning back to our normal business hours, beginning with Friday December 26, 2014 from 10am to 6pm.

Merry Christmas!

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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.


Shop Your Hometown!
We’re Giving Back on Thursday Nights

We will be OPEN Until 8pm -- Thursday Nights!

Up to 10% of Thursday Sales between 5pm – 8pm will benefit the following charities:

12/4 Metropolitan Family Services

12/11 Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center

12/18 Ronald McDonald House near CDH

Shop Extended Hours, December 15th-23rd

OPEN until 8pm Monday – Friday

Shop December 24th - Christmas Eve from 10am – 2pm


Shopping Nights
PROMOTE FAIR TRADE AND RAISE FUNDS FOR YOUR NON-PROFIT CLUB OR ORGANIZATION
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!
Contact us at: manager.glenellyn@tenthousandvillages.com


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: manager.glenellyn@tenthousandvillages.com


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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.

Volunteer

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
Email:     glenellyn@tenthousandvillages.com
Phone:     630-790-1166

Click here to download a Volunteer Application

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Hours

Store Hours
Mon-Wed: 10-6
Thursday: 10-8
Fri-Sat: 10-6
Sunday: 12-4
Extended Hours
December 9-11
12/9-12/11: 10-8
Extended Hours
December 15-23
Mon-Fri: 10-8
Saturday: 10-6
Sunday: 12-4
Christmas Eve: 10am – 2pm
Christmas Day: Closed

We will be returning back to our normal business hours, beginning with Friday December 26, 2014 from 10am to 6pm.

Merry Christmas!