Ten Thousand Villages Opens Nov. 7

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

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 seventh year, Wesleyan, sponsored by WE LEAD Annual Events Team, 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 today at 10am  and will close on Wednesday, November 14. Store hours are 10 am-7 pm Monday – Friday and 1-7 pm Saturday and Sunday.

Visit www.tenthousandvillages.com for more information.