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Greenville, SC

207 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Store Hours
Mon-Thu: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m
Fri-Sat: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m

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Welcome to Ten Thousand Villages Greenville!

Ten Thousand Villages Greenville is a Non-Profit Fair Trade Retailer who is part of the Ten Thousand Villages store network throughout the United States and Canada. Ten Thousand Villages' mission is to provide vital, fair income to people in developing countries by selling their handicrafts and telling their stories in North America. We work with artisans who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed. This income helps pay for food, education, health care and housing.

Do you need a speaker for your...

Women’s groups, Senior Adult groups, Wednesday Night Suppers, or Youth groups?

Learn about:

…..a company named Silence that employs artisans who are deaf in a country where
disabled people rarely find work.
…..bullet casings from war that have been recycled into beautiful beads and made into
…a company, Cards from Africa, that only employs those that have lost both parents
to conflict or disease and are in charge of raising their younger siblings. Did you know
that Cards from Africa hires a “grandmother figure” to come to the workplace to
“mother” these orphans?

Let Helen Vanvick, Marketing and Communications Manager for Ten Thousand Villages
of Greenville, give a presentation on the mission of Ten Thousand Villages and its
impact on artisans in developing countries.

Call her at 864-239-4120 or email her at Helen.tenthousandvillages@gmail.com

About Us

About Ten Thousand Villages in Greenville, SC

Ten Thousand Villages in Greenville, SC, 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 at Ten Thousand Villages in Greenville, SC

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.

Make a difference in the lives of people in more than 30 countries...be one of our talented volunteers! Learn about fair trade and our unique handcrafted merchandise. Help customers find the perfect gift or be on our unpacking team. We welcome adult volunteers of all ages and backgrounds., and can schedule training to suit your schedule. Make a difference...contact us today.

For more information contact the store at 864-239-4120 or email us at greenville@tenthousandvillages.com. You can also mail the attached volunteer brochure to our store address.

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Shop for a Cause - October 16, 2015

will be donated to Catholic Relief Services' Fair Trade Fund. CRS and Ten Thousand Villages work together to improve the lives and work of artisans in developing countries.

To participate, just mention Catholic Relief Services at checkout.

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Store Hours
Mon-Thu: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m
Fri-Sat: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m