Ten Thousand Villages in Covington’s MainStrasse opened April 2019 and is located in the neighborhood known as Main Strasse Village on Covington’s west side.
As one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations, Ten Thousand Villages has spent more than 70 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 trade.
WAYS YOU CAN JOIN US ON OUR MISSION:
SIP AND SHOPS: Are you a part of another nonprofit organization? Host a Sip and hop event at one of our stores and invite your friends, family, volunteers, and more. Everyone will enjoy a fun evening of snacks, drinks and shopping and a percentage of the events sales will be donated back to the organization of your choice, up to 20%!
COMMUNITY SHOPPING EVENT: Select a week that works best for your organization then promote the Shopping Day as your event to your staff, volunteers and board members. Anyone who drops in and mentions they are shopping for your organization will have a percentage of their purchase donated back to your group.
OFF-SITE SALE: If you invite us to your event, gathering or meeting we will bring a selection of our favorite artisan crafted items to sell. If you are a non-profit, a percent of our sales will be returned to you!
We hope you'll consider partnering with us. For more information, contact Executive Director Drew Gates at (513)802-5721 or Director.Cincinnati@TenThousandVillages.com
HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!
COMMUNITY GROUP PRESENTATIONS: We offer presentations about fair trade and Ten Thousand Villages to community groups throughout the Cincinnati area, including churches, civic organizations and women's groups. The presentations are customized to fit your time constraints and focus, and they may take place at our store or off-site. Contact Executive Director Drew Gates at (513)802-5721 or Director.Cincinnati@TenThousandVillages.com.
STUDENT PRESENTATIONS: Students learn about fair trade, other cultures and even a little geography during these age specific presentations for grades first through high school. For more information contact Executive Director Drew Gates at (513)802-5721 or Director.Cincinnati@TenThousandVillages.com.
STORE VISITS: Have a special interest group or social club? Arrange a visit to one of our stores and we will give a presentation on fair trade tailored to your interests and time constraints and the opportunity to shop & sample some fair trade goodies! For more information contact Market Manager Desiree Johnson at (513) 802-5721 or Cincinnati.firstname.lastname@example.org