Now Open Sundays!
We are welcoming the Fall by extending our hours to Sundays! That means there is an extra day of fair trade shopping to be had. Come explore the world through our many fairly traded products and make it a Sunday Funday!
Also new this month, a new line of Mata Traders clothing has arrived. These dresses come in patterns and textures great for the changing weather and go great with jackets and tights! Come check out our new styles and get a complete fair trade outfit right here at the store. Let's fashion a better world together.
A Big Day for Elephants!
September 22nd is Elephant Appreciation Day. This holiday was started in 1996 as a way to celebrate these giant and intelligent animals. To raise awareness for this endangered species, we will be having a day for elephants in the store! Stop by on Tuesday the 22nd for a day full of everything elephant. There will be elephant themed fun facts, jokes, kids activities, and sales on elephant items throughout the store. Come out to celebrate everyone's favorite pachyderm.
Join our Village of Volunteers: Help the Fair Trade Movement
Want to make a difference in our community and around the world? Looking to gain valuable skills in a social nonprofit setting? Then you're just what we're looking for! You can support Ten Thousand Villages’ mission of providing fair wages, dignity, and hope to artisans worldwide through Fair Trade partnerships by volunteering with us.
As a volunteer in our store you will:
*Become part of the worldwide growth of Fair Trade *Help promote justice internationally *Meet people with similar interests to you *Learn more about our crafts and the people who make them *Develop new skills in retail and customer service *Have fun while helping others *Invest in the lives of artisans across the globe *Enjoy flexible volunteer hours and a staff discount!
We need enthusiastic and friendly volunteers to join our Harrisonburg team now. If you are interested, please stop by the store, call, or email Kara at firstname.lastname@example.org to join the movement.
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.