Widening Our Village's Circle
Widening Our Village’s Circle
Help us grow and connect with more Villages in 2021!
Ten Thousand Villages State College was founded two and a half years ago. Now, we’re excited to announce that we are positioned to expand our business and impact. We have the opportunity to expand our footprint at the current State College location by connecting our current store to the vacant adjacent store front (formerly One Main Financial). Through developing new relationships with fair-trade vendors, we would add even more clothing, accessories, gifts, and housewares, thus supporting more artisans and their families.
What this means for the global Village – We seek to help more artisans lift themselves out of the cycle of poverty by providing meaningful work and a marketplace for their goods in North America. In our first two and a half years of operation we have made more than $440,000 in purchases from artisans around the world. We anticipate that the expanded store will be even more impactful, and over the next two and half years we expect to increase artisan purchases to over $600,000.
What this means for our local Village – As the only retail store in State College featuring all fair-trade wares, we seek to increase our impact in the world and bring joy to our customers by offering more unique handicrafts to the community. In addition to providing a broader selection of handmade items, our expanded space will support community events such as crafting events, book reading circles for children, fair-trade fashion events, music, ethnic cooking, and more.
Your donation will help make this vision a reality and we are grateful for your support.
Ten Thousand Villages State College is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of law.