Pittsburgh, PA

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

Holiday Hours
Mon-Thu: 10am—8pm
Fri-Sat: 10am—6pm
Christmas Eve: 10am—3pm
Winter Hours
Dec 26-Feb 28
Mon-Sat: 10am—6pm
Sunday: Closed
New Year's Eve: 10am—3pm

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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.


Volunteer Orientation Monday, January 19

6:30-8:00p.m.

Did you know our nonprofit store depends on volunteers like you? Join us on Monday, Jan. 19, at 6:30pm for a Volunteer Orientation. Learn more about the store, artisans, and fair trade mission; and take the opportunity to sign-up and volunteer.

For an informational brochure and volunteer application please contact Karen McCarthy at volunteer.pittsburgh@tenthousandvillages.com or 412-421-2160. Information is also available in store, so stop in anytime. We look forward to seeing you here!

Sales & Events

Upcoming Events

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A Sale to Celebrate Women - February 27, 2015 - March 8, 2015

25% OFF
SELECT GIFTS MADE
BY WOMEN FOR WOMEN
THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 8

international women's day

Every day, everywhere women go to work, care for their families, build communities and create joy for others. Celebrate the women you treasure and honor the skills of women around the world with these handcrafted gifts.

international women's day

Treat your morning coffee mates. These cinnamon and clove-scented SPICED TRIVETS are crafted by artisans of the UPAVIM cooperative. Sales of their products, made from traditional Guatemalan textiles, provide personal income and fund child care, preschool programs and a community health clinic.

international women's day

Ready for a fancy Friday out or a comfy Saturday in (just like she is!), the DENIM BLUESY SCARF is hand-woven by the Nepali artisans of Manushi, a name that translates to “energetic woman.” The group works to empower rural women with skills that create income opportunities and self-confidence.

international women's day

Spoil her (we won’t tell) with luxurious LIP BUTTER made from pure shea and essential oils. Harvested from trees in northern Ghana, shea nuts are processed by hand into rich moisturizing butter by women living in Ghana’s poorest region, providing them vital income to feed, clothe and educate their families.


Artisans have been paid in full. Offer valid on select merchandise at participating stores through 3/8/15 and online until 11:59 p.m. ET on 3/8/15. Check local store for participation. Not valid with other offers or discounts.

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Community Shopping Event—The Center for Women - March 3, 2015

Community Shopping Event
The Center for Women
6:00-8:00 PM

Shop from 6-8 PM, and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to The Center for Women. If you purchase gifts, you can give three times, to the recipient, the artisan, and a local organization.

The Center for Women helps women in transition achieve and maintain economic independence by providing and referring career, educational, and financial resources.

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Volunteer Orientation - March 16, 2015

6:30-8:00p.m.

Volunteer Orientation Monday, March 16

Did you know our nonprofit store depends on volunteers like you? Join us on Monday, March 16, at 6:30pm for a Volunteer Orientation. Learn more about the store, artisans, and fair trade mission; and take the opportunity to sign-up and volunteer.

For an informational brochure and volunteer application please contact Karen McCarthy at volunteer.pittsburgh@tenthousandvillages.com or 412-421-2160. Information is also available in store, so stop in anytime. We look forward to seeing you here!

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Community Shopping Event— Assemble - March 17, 2015

Community Shopping Event
Assemble
6:00-8:00 PM

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

Assemble connects artists, technologists, and makers with curious adults and kid of all ages through interactive gallery shows, community talk backs, learning parties, and workshops focused on teaching STEAM principles (science, technology, engineering, art, and math).

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Community Shopping Event—Global Engineering Brigades - March 21, 2015

Community Shopping Event
Global Engineering Brigades
4:00-6:00 PM

Shop from 4-6 PM, and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to Global Engineering Brigades. If you purchase gifts, you can give three times, to the recipient, the artisan, and a local organization.

Global Engineering Brigades empowers student volunteers to work with community members to provide them with sustainable engineering solutions to their water problems.

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Community Shopping Event—Adoptions From the Heart - April 25, 2015

Community Shopping Event
Adoptions From the Heart
4:00-6:00 PM

Shop from 4:00-6:00pm and a portion of sales will be donated to Adoptions From the Heart. If you purchase gifts, you can give three times, to the recipient, the artisan, and a local organization.

Since 1985, the mission of Adoptions From The Heart has been to provide safe loving homes for children, and offer comprehensive high-quality services to adoptive families, birth parents, and children.

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Community Shopping Event—Global Links - May 8, 2015

Community Shopping Event
Global Links
4:00-6:00 PM

Shop from 4-6 PM, and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to Global Links. If you purchase gifts, you can give three times, to the recipient, the artisan, and a local organization.

Global Links is a medical relief and development organization dedicated to promoting environmental stewardship and improving health in resource-poor communities, primarily in Latin American and the Caribbean.

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Community Shopping Event—Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Allegheny County - May 16, 2015

Community Shopping Event
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Allegheny County
4:00-6:00 PM

Shop from 4-6 PM, and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Allegheny County. If you purchase gifts, you can give three times, to the recipient, the artisan, and a local organization.

CASA of Allegheny County recruits, trains, and supervises community volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in court and throughout the child welfare system.

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Hours

Holiday Hours
Mon-Thu: 10am—8pm
Fri-Sat: 10am—6pm
Christmas Eve: 10am—3pm
Winter Hours
Dec 26-Feb 28
Mon-Sat: 10am—6pm
Sunday: Closed
New Year's Eve: 10am—3pm