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Ten Thousand Villages to Host Community Benefit for Women Build Projects

Copy for photo: Volunteers from Women Build look forward to shopping at Ten Thousand Villages on December 6.


Ten Thousand Villages to Host Community Benefit for Women Build Projects

Hagerstown, MD - Fair trade leader Ten Thousand Villages will hold a benefit for Women Build, an initiative of Habitat for Humanity of Washington County.
The community is invited to support Women Build by shopping at Ten Thousand Villages Hagerstown on Saturday, December 6 from 10am to 6pm. Ten Thousand Villages will donate 15 percent of the day's sales to help build homes for families in Washington County.
Shoppers can purchase holiday gifts of artisan crafted home decor, personal accessories, jewelry, flowerpots, and gift items. Their purchases will not only support Women Build but also the livelihoods of artisans living in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Woman Build is a program of Habitat for Humanity of Washington County, a
local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. It is a non-profit, Christian housing organization that seeks to eliminate substandard housing and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Through the homes that are built, hope is restored, lives are changed, and our community becomes healthier. For more information about Women Build or Habitat, visit www.habitat-wc.org or call 301-791-9009.
Ten Thousand Villages was recently named one of the "World's Most Ethical
Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute and Forbes Magazine. Ten Thousand Villages is a fair trade retailer of artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories and gift items from across the globe. Featuring products from more than 130 artisan groups in some 36 countries, we are part of a network of more than 155 retail outlets throughout the United States selling Ten Thousand Villages products. For more than 60 years, Ten Thousand Villages has been establishing long-term buying relationships in places where skilled artisans lack opportunities for stable income. All artisans are fairly paid for their products. Ten Thousand Villages is a non-profit program of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). For more information about Ten Thousand Villages Hagerstown, please visit www.hagerstown.tenthousandvillages.com or call 301-797-3020.

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