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Lawrence, KS

835 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, KS 66044

Store Hours
Mon-Wed: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thurs: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fri-Sat: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Please help keep Ten Thousand Villages Downtown Lawrence, Kansas

We are a volunteer-run, non-profit, 501c3 organization that brings a unique shopping experience to our community through fair trade home decor, fashion and accessories. Artisans from more than 30 developing countries across the globe produce the items we sell using sustainable practices and materials.
As you can probably imagine, having a retail store on Massachusetts St. in Downtown Lawrence is an expensive undertaking. We have been located at 835 Massachusetts for nearly 4 years now. It's been a challenge but we have been able to make it work up to this point. We would like to remain where we are so we are asking the community to help us make that a reality. All the money raised will be used to pay our rent for the next year. Not having to worry about rent would give us the ability to focus our attention on things like eliminating all our debt and increasing our selection of fairly traded products, giving Lawrence more reasons to shop at our store.

Lawrence has many non-profit organizations that provide support to those in need. We're very proud to be one of those organizations. Your purchases in our store help provide a living wage, safe working conditions, and dignity to our artisans in the most impoverished areas of the world. Your purchases build schools, feed the hungry, create opportunities for economically and socially marginalized producers, ensure the rights of children, and guarantees safe working conditions free of forced labor. Your purchases save lives!

If you are someone that believes in supporting artisans and their families in the developing world, paying it forward, and giving people a hand-up instead of a hand-out – we ask you to consider making a tax-deductible donation. Donations in any amount are appreciated!

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