Pittsburgh, PA

Squirrel Hill, 5824 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
412-421-2160
pittsburgh@tenthousandvillages.com

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Mon, Wed, Fri-Sat: 10am—6pm
Tue, Thu: 10-8

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Welcome to Ten Thousand Villages in Pittsburgh, PA

Ten Thousand Villages Pittsburgh is celebrating 15 years! We are staffed by over 60 dedicated volunteers and offer a wide range of outreach programing that connects local organizations to artisans around the world. In addition there are in-store events every month. To learn more view the events section of our website or find us on Facebook

About Us

About Ten Thousand Villages in Pittsburgh, PA

Ten Thousand Villages in Pittsburgh, PA, is a fair trade retailer of 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 over 390 retail outlets throughout the United States selling Ten Thousand Villages products.

As one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations, Ten Thousand Villages has spent more than 60 years cultivating trading relationships in which artisans receive a fair price for their work and consumers have access to distinctive handcrafted items. We seek to establish long-term buying relationships in places where skilled artisans are under- or unemployed, and in which they lack other opportunities for income. A founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), Ten Thousand Villages sees fair trade as an alternative approach to conventional international trade.

Volunteer

We welcome you to join our village of volunteers! As a nonprofit store, volunteers are crucial to our success, helping us to keep our overhead costs lower, which allows us to purchase more from artisans. Apply now to join our fun-filled volunteer positions - greeting and interacting with customers, unpacking and checking orders, assisting with displays and more. We welcome volunteers any time of the year.

Let us know you're interested by filling out an application in our store. You can also call or email us--you'll find our contact info directly to the left of this page. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sales & Events

Upcoming Events

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Holiday Shopping Event—CMU in Haiti - November 4, 2014

Holiday Shopping Event
CMU in Haiti
6:00-8:00 PM

Shop from 6-8 PM, and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to CMU in Haiti. Your holiday gifts can give three times, to the recipient, the artisan, and a local organization.

CMU in Haiti is a student organization whose goal is to provide support for on-the-ground, humanitarian efforts and to assist in the enduring effort of rebuilding Haiti through advocacy, service trips, and collaboration with Haitian grassroots organizations and their leaders. We aim to strengthen the existing links between Haiti and Carnegie Mellon University, including the broader Pittsburgh community, and to celebrate a global and cultural exchange by focusing on issues of development, infrastructure, education, and health.

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Holiday Shopping Event— The Bulgarian Macedonian National Educational and Cultural Center - November 6, 2014

Holiday Shopping Event
The Bulgarian Macedonian National Educational and Cultural Center
6:00-8:00 PM

Shop from 6-8 PM, and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to The Bulgarian Macedonian National Educational and Cultural Center. Your holiday gifts can give three times, to the recipient, the artisan, and a local organization.

The Bulgarian Macedonian National Educational and Cultural Center is the oldest and largest ethnic organization of its kind in America. The Center's core components include a museum, a culinary program, a nationally renowned performing ensemble, and educational and community outreach programs.

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Holiday Shopping Event—Angels’ Place - November 11, 2014

Holiday Shopping Event
Angels’ Place
6:00-8:00 PM

Shop from 6-8 PM, and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to Angels’ Place. Your holiday gifts can give three times, to the recipient, the artisan, and a local organization.

Angels’ Place’s mission is to provide single parents who are low-income, full-time students with the help needed to complete their education, so that they may secure satisfying employment, establish careers and become self-sufficient citizens. Through no-pay child care and family support programs that embody the best practices of education, family and child development, Angels' Place provides a loving, nurturing, safe and healthy environment that every parent and child deserves.

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Holiday Shopping Event—CMU Children’s School - November 11, 2014

Holiday Shopping Event
CMU Children’s School
6:00-8:00 PM

Shop from 6-8 PM, and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to CMU Children’s School. Your holiday gifts can give three times, to the recipient, the artisan, and a local organization.

The Children's School is an early childhood laboratory school on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University. The Children's School is accredited by NAEYC to offer morning or afternoon preschool and full-day kindergarten programs for children ages 3-6. Your shopping tonight will benefit our Library Acquisition Fund.

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Holiday Shopping Event—St. Andrew Lutheran Church - November 13, 2014

Holiday Shopping Event
St. Andrew Lutheran Church
6:00-8:00 PM

Shop from 6:00-8:00pm and a portion of sales will be donated to St. Andrew Lutheran Church. Your purchase can give three times, to your recipient, the artists, and to a local organization.

St. Andrew Lutheran Church is a diverse, evolving group of people who believe in Jesus Christ and are guided by the Holy Spirit. They are grounded in a Lutheran understanding of Word and Sacrament. Love everyone, exclude no one.

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Holiday Shopping Event—Dickson Elementary School - November 18, 2014

Holiday Shopping Event
Dickson Elementary School
6:00-8:00 PM

Shop from 6-8 PM, and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to Dickson Elementary’s “Journey Around the World”. Your holiday gifts can give three times, to the recipient, the artisan, and a local organization.

The mission of Dickson Elementary School's "Journey Around the World" Project is to expose students to world cultures and help them to become global citizens. The project seeks to break down barriers of race, ethnicity, culture and economic status among children and families.

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Holiday Shopping Event—Oakland Planning and Development Corporation - November 25, 2014

Holiday Shopping Event
Oakland Planning and Development Corporation
6:00-8:00 PM

Shop from 6-8 PM, and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to Oakland Planning and Development Corporation. Your holiday gifts can give three times, to the recipient, the artisan, and a local organization.

Oakland Planning and Development Corporation builds a better Oakland through job placement services, neighborhood preservation and investment programs, resident volunteer efforts, youth services and community engagement.

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Holiday Shopping Event—Friends of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - December 1, 2014

Holiday Shopping Event
Friends of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
6:00-8:00 PM

Shop from 6-8 PM, and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to Friends of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Your holiday gifts can give three times, to the recipient, the artisan, and a local organization.

Visit your local Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh location to learn how your neighborhood Friends group is making a difference.

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Holiday Shopping Event—Building New Hope - December 2, 2014

Holiday Shopping Event
Building New Hope
6:00-8:00 PM

Shop from 6-8 PM, and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to Building New Hope. Your holiday gifts can give three times, to the recipient, the artisan, and a local organization.

Building New Hope has been working to reduce poverty through education and partnering for sustainable development in Central America since 1992.

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Holiday Shopping Event—Three Rivers Community Foundation - December 3, 2014

Holiday Shopping Event
Three Rivers Community Foundation
6:00-8:00 PM

Shop from 6-8 PM, and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to Three Rivers Community Foundation. Your holiday gifts can give three times, to the recipient, the artisan, and a local organization.

The mission of Three Rivers Community Foundation is to fund and encourage grassroots organizations in Southwestern Pennsylvania that work to bridge persistent divisions in society around issues of race, economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability.

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Holiday Shopping Event—East Liberty Presbyterian Church - December 4, 2014

Holiday Shopping Event
East Liberty Presbyterian Church
6:00-8:00 PM

Shop from 6-8 PM, and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to East Liberty Presbyterian Church. Your holiday gifts can give three times, to the recipient, the artisan, and a local organization.

East Liberty Presbyterian Church seeks to promote peace, justice and human dignity; to reflect a spirit of openness, sharing, and learning; to live as a diverse faith community that witnesses to our oneness in Jesus Christ across all boundaries of race, social class, ability, culture, age, gender and sexual identity.

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Children’s Shop - December 5, 2014 - December 6, 2014

Noon-5:00pm

Our Annual Children’s Shop will welcome families and kids to shop hand-crafted items between $2-$10. Parents select the recipients and volunteers will be on hand to guide children through the shop and wrap their presents. Its also a great time to check out stocking stuffers!

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Holiday Shopping Event—Colfax Elementary School PTO - December 8, 2014

Holiday Shopping Event
Colfax Elementary School PTO
6:00-8:00 PM

Shop from 6-8 PM, and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to Colfax Elementary School’s PTO. Your holiday gifts can give three times, to the recipient, the artisan, and a local organization.

What a unique and wonderful way for your holiday gifts to give back three times: to the recipient, the artisan, and to the Colfax PTO! Your in-store shopping that night will directly benefit the school PTO's fundraising efforts and support enrichment programs, including after school tutoring, field trips, and art and music programming, for all our students. There is no special coupon or code needed, just shop between 6:00-8:00pm. The more customers we get that night, the higher the proceeds, so please pass on this info to your neighbors, family and other special friends of Colfax and get a head start on your holiday shopping with these hand-crafted, fair trade items!

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Holiday Shopping Event—Children’s International Summer Villages - December 9, 2014

Holiday Shopping Event
Children’s International Summer Villages
6:00-8:00 PM

Shop from 6-8 PM, and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to Children’s International Summer Villages. Your holiday gifts can give three times, to the recipient, the artisan, and a local organization.

Children’s International Summer Villages is a global community of dedicated volunteers, creating opportunities for all ages to experience the excitement and enrichment of cultural diversity through our educational programs. We are founded on our belief that peace is possible through friendship - and that the real difference can be made by starting with children.

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Holiday Shopping Event—Sojourner House - December 10, 2014

Holiday Shopping Event
Sojourner House
6:00-8:00 PM

Shop from 6-8 PM, and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to Sojourner House. Your holiday gifts can give three times, to the recipient, the artisan, and a local organization.

Sojourner House provides love, shelter and support to hundreds of women working to overcome their addiction and rebuild their families.

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Holiday Shopping Event—Amizade - December 11, 2014

Holiday Shopping Event
Amizade
6:00-8:00 PM

Shop from 6-8 PM, and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to Amizade. Your holiday gifts can give three times, to the recipient, the artisan, and a local organization.

Amizade is a Pittsburgh-based non-profit organization that empowers individuals and communities around the world through intercultural service and learning. Amizade has sixteen community partnerships in twelve different countries and has connected over 6,000 individuals with communities around the world. Examples of Amizade projects include constructing rainwater harvesting tanks in rural Tanzania and tutoring children in the Navajo Nation.

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Tue, Thu: 10-8