Harrisonburg, VA

181 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Store Hours

Mon-Sat: 10 am - 6 pm

Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm (SPECIFIC MONTHS ONLY)

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Table Linen Sale

Food READY... Table SET... boGO!!
From July 15-31 join us for one of our biggest and best sales of the year. Tablecloths and runners will be 25% OFF and napkins, napkin rings, and placemats will be buy 3 get one FREE. Make your linens the talk of the table with these unique block-printed cloths. You don't want to miss this!

Disaster Relief for Nepal Earthquake Victims

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 continue to need our help. 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.

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 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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Summer Entertaining Sale! - July 1, 2015 - July 4, 2015

Got backyard barbecues and picnic parties on the brain? We've got just what you need to be the host with the most with our SUMMER ENTERTAINING CLEARANCE SALE! JULY 1-4, enjoy 25-75% OFF select items that are sure to be a big hit at your next summer bash. Whether you need to liven up your porch with some flower pots and planters, new skewers to show off your title as Master of the Grill, or citronella candles to enjoy the night outdoors, we've got you covered. It's handcrafted, it's fair trade, it's unique and fun, and now it's ON SALE! Be sure to stop by the store on July 1-4 to check out these markdowns while they last! Just in time for the 4th of July. All your friends will rave about how you host BBQ's like a boss.

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Store Hours

Mon-Sat: 10 am - 6 pm

Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm (SPECIFIC MONTHS ONLY)