The holiday season has begun and Ten Thousand Villages in Winter Park continues to provide community outreach and help to other non-profits. These non profits are able to sign up for a sale date and part of the proceeds goes to them and their charities and not just to Ten Thousand Villages.
I’m a big fan of Ten Thousand Villages. It works with over 130 artisan groups in more than 38 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to bring people access to fair trade jewelry, home decor, gifts and more. As one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations, Ten Thousand Villages builds long-term relationships with artisans that are based on mutual understanding and respect. Fair trade enables artisans to earn a fair wage and provides the opportunity for a better quality of life.
Not only that but the gifts are truly unique and appeal to a wide assortment of people and ages.
WHEN AND WHERE
While I wrote about it last November, First Unitarian is going out again to TTV tomorrow. I remember before TTV got the store location it would appear at the church over the holidays so it tickles me that now the tables have turned and TTV hosts First Unitarian for the holidays!
Come out and shop in support of Fair Trade!
Nov 11, 2009
5 PM – 9 PM
Ten Thousand Villages
346 N. Park Ave
Winter Park, Florida
Hints for the shoppers wanting to minimize traffic crazy on Park Ave? Here’s what worked best for me last year when I was shopping with Julia and her stroller…
Come early from the New York and Canton side and park in the parking garage. Panera is the closest eatery since it is practically the neighbor to the parking garage and Ten Thousand Villages is almost right across the street from Panera.
Of course there are other dining places and boutiques to browse along Park Ave too that are a lot of fun if you are shopping alone, with friends, or as a parent date night. But if you are juggling kids, strollers, and whatnot, and still want to hit the sale, you can do it without ever driving on Park Ave if you want to. Have fun!