Harrisonburg, VA

181 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
540-442-1010
harrisonburg@tenthousandvillages.com

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Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm (SPECIFIC MONTHS ONLY)

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Community Shopping Event for Nepal

As many of you know, Nepal was struck by a devastating earthquake on April 25 with a magnitude of 7.8. With horrendous loss of life and homes, our friends in Nepal need our immediate help. We here at Ten Thousand Villages have several artisan partners in Nepal, all of which we have heard back from and who have confirmed that the need for aid is dire. Together we can undertake this enormous effort to rebuild structures as well as hope. In response, we will be hosting a store-wide Community Shopping Event on FRIDAY, MAY 29. We will be donating 10% of our sales that day to the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) to support their relief efforts in Nepal. Come out and shop on that day to show your support for the people affected by the disaster.

Disaster Relief for Nepal Earthquake Victims

If you would like to donate immediately, please give support to the MCC, a relief, development, and peace organization, to help bring hope to Nepal in the aftermath of this tragedy. The MCC has already responded with direct aid including food, shelter, and supplies in remote areas of Nepal and will continue to aid in the recovery and rebuilding process. If you would like to donate to the MCC you can do so here.


Make it a Fair Trade May

What does Fair Trade mean to us? It means helping out our fellow human beings in underdeveloped nations across the globe through sustainable partnerships so that they can provide for their families and better their communities. It means making sure these talented artisans are paid a wage they deserve for their rare skills. It means better working conditions and stable incomes. It means justice and dignity. Help us be an agent for change this month as we celebrate World Fair Trade Day all month long.


We're Going to the Chapel...

Tis' the season for weddings! We've got an amazing range of unique, handcrafted gifts that are sure to stand out and never be boring! Shop our selection of kitchen and home decor to wow the bride and groom. Make sure to shop Fair Trade to let the happy couple know you care about them and where their gift comes from.

Getting ready for your own wedding?
Don't stress, we have a Gift Registry. Don't get stuck with boring gifts! Get gifts that matter with our selection of handcrafted kitchen and home decor that support artisans in developing nations get a fair wage for their amazing work. It's Fair Trade presents that you can feel good about encouraging your friends and family to shop for! Get started on your registry here today.


As always, we are still collecting new or gently worn shoes for the Well of Hope International Shoe Drive. The sale of these shoes in Kenya provides funds to purchase land and homes, providing secure shelter for widows and their children.


Shoes collected for Well of Hope International.



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About Ten Thousand Villages in Harrisonburg, VA

Ten Thousand Villages in Harrisonburg, VA, carries 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 about 80 non-profit Ten Thousand Villages stores specializing in Fair Trade retail.

This store started with the dream of two local women who became determined to begin a fair trade store in this area after a visit to the Ephrata, PA flagship store. In 1993 they organized a local group and raise the money in a six week time period to begin our store. At first, the store was named "International Impressions" and was located in a strip mall behind Harrisonburg's Valley Mall. From there, the store moved to the Shenandoah Farmer's Market and later to the Dayton Farmer's Market where it remained for fourteen years and took on the name "Ten Thousand Villages." In 2011, our store moved to its present location at 181 S. Main Street in downtown Harrisonburg.

What We Carry

In the store, we carry products made by artisans who hold a partnership with Ten Thousand Villages, and also products made by artisans and groups with personal relationships to our store or other Fair Trade suppliers. Customers visit our store when in search of jewelry, home decor products, gifts, coffee, chocolate, and more.

About Our Store

Ten Thousand Villages Harrisonburg is made up of paid staff members, a handful of committed and passionate volunteers, and a nine member board of directors. We were voted 'Best Downtown Shop' by Daily News Record readers in 'Best of the Valley 2014' and were award recipients of 'Best of Virginia 2014'.

We love running our store in the heart of the Friendly City and are always looking for more ways to become involved with the Harrisonburg community. If your school, club, organization or business is interested in partnering with us for a Community Shopping Event, a specific speaking engagement, or any other kind of local activity, please contact our Outreach Coordinator at outreach.harrisonburg@tenthousandvillages.com.


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Volunteer at Ten Thousand Villages in Harrisonburg, VA

How do Volunteers Support the Mission of Ten Thousand Villages?
Enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers are a vital part of Ten Thousand Villages.  Volunteers are encouraged to learn as much as possible about the handicrafts and the people who make them so they can serve as advocates for the artisans, sharing their stories with customers.

Benefits of Volunteering at Ten Thousand Villages:
*Be a part of the worldwide growth of fair trade.
*Help promote justice internationally.
*Meet people with similar interests.
*Learn about our crafts from around the world and the people who made them.
*Develop new skills and talents.
*Have FUN while helping others.

Interested in Applying?

The application process includes a brief application form and an interview.  Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.  Training is fun and informative.  Most volunteers work a minimum of two 4-hour shifts per month.

To become a volunteer at Ten Thousand Villages, contact:
Kara Miller - Volunteer Coordinator
phone: 540-442-1010
email: harrisonburg@tenthousandvillages.com

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Community Shopping Event for Nepal Earthquake - May 29, 2015

10am - 6pm

As many of you know, Nepal was struck by a devastating earthquake on April 25 with a magnitude of 7.8. With horrendous loss of life and homes, our friends in Nepal need our immediate help. We here at Ten Thousand Villages have several artisan partners in Nepal, all of which we have heard back from and who have confirmed that the need for aid is dire. Together we can undertake this enormous effort to rebuild structures as well as hope. In response, we will be hosting a store-wide Community Shopping Event on FRIDAY, MAY 29. We will be donating 10% of our sales that day to the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) to support their relief efforts in Nepal, which include food, shelter, and supplies to rural areas. Come out and shop on that day to show your support for the people affected by the disaster.

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