Ten Thousand Villages Opens Nov. 2
Thursday, October 27th, 2011
With the holiday season fast approaching, shoppers looking for a unique gift that benefits a good cause will have to look no further than West Virginia Wesleyan’s campus. For the sixth year, Wesleyan will offer a Ten Thousand Villages store on campus, located in the game room on the first floor of the Benedum Campus Center.
The company’s website says, “Ten Thousand Villages is an exceptional source for unique handmade gifts, jewelry, home decor, art and sculpture, textiles, serveware and personal accessories representing the diverse cultures of artisans in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. One of the world’s largest fair trade organizations and a founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), the company strives to improve the livelihood of tens of thousands of disadvantaged artisans in 38 countries.”
The store will open on Wednesday, November 2 and will close on Wednesday, November 16. Store hours are 10am-7pm Monday – Friday and 1-7pm Saturday and Sunday.
“Shopping at the sale is a great way to buy unique, handcrafted gifts for the holiday season while supporting this fair trade organization,” said Brittany Johnk and, Wesleyan student and WE LEAD annual events coordinator. “Your purchases help artisans all over the world receive fair wages for their beautiful work.”
Visit www.tenthousandvillages.com for more information.