Harrisonburg, VA

181 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

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Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm (SPECIFIC MONTHS ONLY)

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New Clothing from Mata Traders

We are now carrying fair trade dresses!

We are so excited to start carrying apparel from Mata Traders. As a fair trade clothing company, Mata Traders is supplying handmade fashion products that use artistic traditions such as block-printing and embroidery. No factory production here! Flattering designs and bold colors are just a few things we like about the Mata style (not to mention the pockets!). For the producers, it's an opportunity to make a better life for their families. Now you can shop for an entire fair trade look from dresses to accessories in our store. Let's fashion a better world together!

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 harrisonburg@tenthousandvillages.com 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.

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About Us

About Ten Thousand Villages in Harrisonburg, VA

Ten Thousand Villages in Harrisonburg, VA carries fair trade artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories, and gift items from across the globe, including coffee, tea, chocolate, and more. Featuring products from more than 130 artisan groups in about 38 countries, we are part of a network of about 80 non-profit Ten Thousand Villages stores specializing in Fair Trade retail.

Our 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 the store began as "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.

Our Staff

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. Meet our current staff here (clockwise from bottom left: Jessie Hess, Outreach Coordinator; Carmen Miller, Sales Staff; Valerie Weaver, Executive Director; Karen Mast, Sales Staff; Elva Rhodes, Visual Merchandiser; and Kara Miller, Store Manager.)

Community Recognition

In years past we have been winners of several awards including the Daily News Records' "Best of the Valley" and Virginia Living's "Best of Virginia". We were honored again this year to win 'Best Downtown Shop' by Daily News Record readers in "Best of the Valley 2015".

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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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First Fridays Downtown: Live Music by Mike Simpson - August 7, 2015

First Fridays Downtown: Live Music by Mike Simpson, 5-7pm

Stop by the store while you're strolling downtown for First Fridays to enjoy some acoustic folk tunes from Mike Simpson, 5-7pm. You can expect a good live mix of original songs as well as some old favorites.

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Store Hours

Mon-Sat: 10 am - 6 pm

Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm (SPECIFIC MONTHS ONLY)