Visit Ten Thousand Villages: a happy experience

On Sunday, Aug. 12, the Cedar Fairmount Summer Festival transformed the streets of our community into an exciting, vibrant area. In a tent on Surrey Road, Ten Thousand Villages presented a craft experience for young people to learn and create batik art paintings. At Ten Thousand Villages, there are numerous pieces of batik art for sale.

The tent also had information about volunteering at Ten Thousand Villages. The store’s assistant manager talked about the experience of shopping and working there—experiences that bring satisfaction to customers and to the artisans who make the figurines, bowls, textiles, jewelry and other items in the store.

A gift from Ten Thousand Villages gives twice—once to the recipient and once to the artisan, many of whom are from Third World countries. Because of your purchase, the artisans who make these beautiful hand-crafted items are able to provide for their families, enable their children to attend school, provide health care and clothing and so many other things that we take for granted.

Shopping at Ten Thousand Villages is like a trip to a small museum. Individuals who love their work help customers find just the exact item they’re looking for, either for themselves or for someone else. A good time is had by all!

Come and visit Ten Thousand Villages at 12425 Cedar Road in Cleveland Heights. Find the perfect gift and learn how you can become a volunteer or a board member for this dynamic, growing nonprofit organization. We look forward to seeing you.

Shirley Mette

Shirley Mette
Volunteer at Ten Thousand Villages

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Volume 5, Issue 9, Posted 10:15 AM, 09.02.2012