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Ways To Give

What would you be willing to do to provide clean water, food, shelter, basic medical care and education for your family?

What would you be willing to give so that someone else could provide those things for their family?

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4 everyday ways to give

What if you could go about your day here and make an impact there?

Now even your everyday routine in your home community can make a lasting impact in our global community. Whenever you search or shop using the following partner sites, a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit Ten Thousand Villages at no additional cost to you. All it takes is one small step to initiate transformative change in the lives of artisans in developing countries.

Redeem American Express Points and give to Ten Thousand Villages

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If you are an American Express® card member enrolled in the Membership Rewards® program, you can redeem membership rewards and in return make a charitable donation to Ten Thousand Villages.

For every 1,000 points redeemed from your account, American Express will donate $5 to the Ten Thousand Villages home office in Akron, Pennsylvania. Tax receipts are issued through the American Express Members Give program and are easily accessible to you through your online account.

Redeeming Membership Rewards points for donations to Ten Thousand Villages is simple and available online, simply log in at www.americanexpress.com/give and place the name Ten Thousand Villages Akron in the charity search tool. Donating points is also possible by phone at 1-800-AXP-EARN (297-3276.)

Make a difference each time you shop

Shop now

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate .5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Ten Thousand Villages.

Want to put your shopping towards a good cause?

Visit Smile.Amazon.com and select the home office of Ten Thousand Villages in Akron, Pennsylvania, as your charitable organization of choice.

Using a new or existing Amazon account, browse the website’s wide selection of products with the same low prices and convenient shopping features as Amazon.com. The entire shopping experience is the same.

What if every time you searched the web Ten Thousand Villages received a penny? How would that add up?

Get searching

Think about this: if 1,000 people searched just 10 times a day, roughly $36,500 would be raised in a year for Ten Thousand Villages — without anyone spending a dime!

Simply go to GoodSearch and choose Ten Thousand Villages (Akron, Pa.) as your favorite cause and sign up. You can download the GoodSearch app and make it your default search engine. Then use GoodSearch for all your searches and help raise money to support our mission.

Search the Internet just like you normally would — GoodSearch is powered by Yahoo!, so you'll get high-quality search results and, with 50% of the revenue generated from advertisers being shared with charities, those pennies will add up!

Want to receive coupons to your favorite stores online and raise money for Ten Thousand Villages?

Get great deals

Simply go to GoodShop or download the GoodShop app on your smart phone. Shop online and raise money for Ten Thousand Villages — without spending a dime!

Simply go to GoodShop and choose Ten Thousand Villages (Akron, Pa.) as your favorite cause and sign up. (If you already signed up for GoodSearch, you’re set for GoodShop too.) You can start finding coupons from your favorite stores. Or download the GoodShop app on your smart phone. Shop and raise money for Ten Thousand Villages at the same time.

GoodShop works with more than 5,000 stores to provide the best deals and coupons while donating up to 20% of purchase prices back to charitable causes. GoodShop has already raised more than $11 million dollars for worthy causes across the United States!

Make a gift in someone’s memory

Because giving means more than writing a check.

Memorial Gifts are as near and dear to our hearts as the loved ones who inspire them. One of the best ways to honor someone’s life is to continue their legacy by supporting a cherished cause.

Contact Us to learn more about honoring the memory of your loved one through giving to Ten Thousand Villages.

workplace giving

Is giving back a part of your core values as a company?

Are sustainability, philanthropy or volunteerism values indicated in your commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility?

Give your employees the opportunity to give back in a way that can most benefits a worthy cause, as well as your corporate culture. A workplace giving campaign is a one-time or annual employee giving charitable campaign. When employees give through their place of employment, it creates morale, increases employee engagement and satisfaction, and fosters team building.

Contact Us to learn more about our Workplace Giving campaign program.

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We thank you in advance for your support of our mission as we continue the journey to end poverty for people around the world.

Remember, no matter what you buy or how much you give, you are affecting individual lives and entire communities in transformative ways.

On behalf of the artisans in the developing countries in which we work, thank you.

You can contact our Development Department at development@tenthousandvillages.org.