October is Fair Trade Month!
October is designated to celebrate fair trade and all the good it does all over the world. This is the time to share the stories of fair trade and bring a friend into the shop to help grow the movement! To celebrate, we will be highlighting a different artisan's country each week that we get handmade products from to promote cultural awareness and appreciation. Make it a Fair Trade Fall at Ten Thousand Villages!
A Time for Giving Back
This season starts our time for giving back to the community. We will be hosting several Community Shopping Events this Fall and Winter for various local organizations that are making an impact in our area! At these shopping events, a percentage of the proceeds on a designated day will be donated to a certain organization. Come and shop those days to make an impact and give these awesome charitable organizations a bigger donation! For a full schedule of shopping events please see our Events tab or check out our Facebook page! If you think you know of an organization that would be interested in having one of these shopping benefits at our store, please contact us here at the shop or send an email to email@example.com for more details.
October 20-November 3 we are hosting a local food drive!
It's the season for giving! During these two weeks we will be collecting non-perishable food items to be donated to our local food bank. Take advantage of our convenient downtown drop-off location and the fact that everyone who donates will get a coupon to our store! Items that we most need to be donated include canned soups and stews, peanut butter, canned tuna and meat, canned beans, low-sugar cereal, canned fruits and vegetables, and packaged pasta or rice.
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.
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.