Winter Park, FL
329 N. Park Avenue; Suite #102
Winter Park, FL 32789
|Mon-Sat:||10 am - 6 pm|
|Sunday:||11 am - 5 pm|
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About Ten Thousand Villages in Winter Park, FL
Ten Thousand Villages in Winter Park, FL, 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.
Community Shopping Benefits
If you are looking for a unique way to raise money for a special nonprofit or cause, consider a Shopping Benefit at Ten Thousand Villages Winter Park. Simply invite your membership to shop at the store during a designated day and time, and a percentage of the sales will be donated back to your organization.
Your friends and colleagues will enjoy shopping for gifts that give in three ways: to the artisans we support; to your own special cause; and to the person receiving the gift. For more information call our store at 407-644-8464.
Manager, Jennifer Trombino-Schroeder
Jennifer Schroeder first discovered Ten Thousand Villages after reading a newspaper article about the newly opened Winter Park store in 2006. After her first visit to the store she was hooked, and when a store manager position opened in May 2007, she excitedly applied and was hired. Jennifer has over fifteen years of retail experience. She earned her bachelor's degree in Art History at the University of Colorado in 2003, and her master's degree in Nonprofit Management at the University of Central Florida in 2009. In February 2011, Jennifer participated in a Ten Thousand Villages Learning tour to India and Bangladesh, where she had an opportunity to meet some of the organization’s artisan partners.
Assistant Store Manager, Nancy Scheid
Assistant Store Manager, made her first purchase from Ten Thousand Villages 25 years ago while living in the Amish area of PA. She immediately fell in love with the store and the mission. She has been volunteering in the Winter Park store since the first day it opened in 2006. Since then she has been a dedicated volunteer, a member of the Board of Directors and a part-time Off Site Sales and Visual Merchandising Director. Nancy’s degrees are in Early Childhood Education and Family Social Work. After 30 years in Children’s Ministry she retired in October of 2013 to follow her passion, which led her to the position that she currently holds in the Winter Park store. In February 2014, Nancy participated in a Ten Thousand Villages Learning tour to Peru, where she had an opportunity to meet some of the organization’s artisan partners.
Volunteer at Ten Thousand Villages in Winter Park, FL
Ten Thousand Villages of Orlando welcomes you to join our village of volunteers! As a nonprofit store, volunteers are crucial to our success, helping us to keep our overhead costs low, which allows us to purchase more from artisans. Apply now to join our fun-filled volunteer positions—greeting and interacting with customers, unpacking and receiving orders, assisting with merchandise displays and operating the cash register. We welcome volunteers ages 17 and up any time of the year.
Let us know you are interested by filling out an application at our store. You can also contact our store at 407-644-8464 or email our volunteer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you are a current Ten Thousand Villages volunteer and would like to view the volunteer calendar, please visit: http://calendar.yahoo.com/volunteers.orlando
Meet Our Volunteers
Bev’s Reason Why:
"I volunteer because I need a balance in my life. I've spent my career working for very wealthy people. I love the work I do, but there was always something missing. I always wanted to be able to help people who aren't as blessed. I've always respected Ten Thousand Villages so the opening of the (Winter Park) store gave me the opportunity to help."
Carol’s Reason Why:
"I love being surrounded by beautiful things and happy people, while helping others in developing countries make a living for themselves"
Karen’s Reason Why:
"Traveling or living in many of the countries represented by Ten Thousand Villages, I was able to see many of the artisans creating the beautiful arts and crafts that can be found in the stores. I love working with such wonderful people and knowing that I am helping to support those hardworking folks."
Kristina’s Reason Why:
"Because I love it! I love what the store is about and what fair trade entails. I support their efforts knowing that a difference will be made."
Marty’s Reason Why:
"Building community and learning people's stories are spiritual practices for me. Ten Thousand Villages feeds my spirit.”
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|Mon-Sat:||10 am - 6 pm|
|Sunday:||11 am - 5 pm|