Harrisonburg, VA

181 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

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Starting in September, 2014 we will be open on SUNDAY: 12 pm - 4 pm

Mon-Sat: 10 am - 6 pm

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‘Tis the Reason

What’s the reason? There is a person behind every Ten Thousand Villages product, and that person is the reason behind everything we do. In the season of peace and good will, choose a gift that embraces the human element—choose Ten Thousand Villages.

Valerie with Lyan, the son of the Well of Hope founders, in front of our store.

We are still collecting new or gently worn shoes at our store to send to Well of Hope International, a non-profit organization in Kiserian, Kenya. The sale of these shoes provides funds to purchase land and homes, providing secure shelter for the widows and their children. Our store manager, Valerie, will be making another trip to Kenya this August to continue our work with the Well of Hope organization!

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

This 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 they organized a local group and raise the money in a six week time period to begin our store. At first, the store was named "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.

What We Carry

In the store, we carry products made by artisans who hold a partnership with Ten Thousand Villages, and also products made by artisans and groups with personal relationships to our store or other Fair Trade suppliers. Customers visit our store when in search of jewelry, home decor products, gifts, coffee, chocolate, and more.

About Our Store

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. We were voted 'Best Downtown Shop' by Daily News Record readers in 'Best of the Valley 2014' and were award recipients of 'Best of Virginia 2014'.

We love running our store in the heart of the Friendly City and are always looking for more ways to become involved with the Harrisonburg community. If your school, club, organization or business is interested in partnering with us for a Community Shopping Event, a specific speaking engagement, or any other kind of local activity, please contact our Outreach Coordinator at outreach.harrisonburg@tenthousandvillages.com.

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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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Store Hours

Starting in September, 2014 we will be open on SUNDAY: 12 pm - 4 pm

Mon-Sat: 10 am - 6 pm