Winter Park, FL

329 N. Park Avenue; Suite #102
Winter Park, FL 32789
407-644-8464
winterpark@tenthousandvillages.com

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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.

Staff Profiles

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

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 volunteers.orlando@yahoo.com 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 Alig Bev Alig

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."


Bev Alig Carol Lefkov

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"


Dale James Dale James

Dale’s Reason Why:

"I love volunteering at Ten Thousand villages to be able to promote our mission of helping artisans in developing countries use their creative talents to make a living through our partnerships with them. I have been volunteering at the Winter Park store for 7 years now."


Jenny Jaryszak Jenny Jaryszak

Jenny’s Reason Why:

"I am a new volunteer, and discovered Ten Thousand Villages as a customer. I absolutely love all of the merchandise in the store. Most importantly, I love that it is a fair trade store and is supporting artisans in developing countries. It's great to volunteer here, knowing that I am helping others."


Marty Haddad Marty Haddad

Marty’s Reason Why:

"Building community and learning people's stories are spiritual practices for me. Ten Thousand Villages feeds my spirit.”

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.


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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Wickets to Fair Trade Croquet Tournament - March 14, 2015

Join us for the 4th Annual Wickets to Fair Trade Croquet Tournament

Saturday, March 14th
9am- 1pm

Winter Park Croquet Field
656 Park Ave North
Winter Park
(in front of Casa Feliz)

Ten Thousand Villages of Winter Park is proud to present, our annual Wickets to Fair Trade croquet tournament to benefit our non-profit organization and our community outreach projects.

Join us for a silent auction, delicious food, and a fun and competitive game in support of your local and global community.

To reserve your spot contact us:

Ten Thousand Villages
329 North Park Avenue #102,
Winter Park, FL 32789

Phone: 407-644-8464

Or reserve online:

Wickets to Fair Trade Entry Donation

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Mon-Sat: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm