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.