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Ten Thousand Villages of Cincinnati

Ten Thousand Villages

Help support local FAIR TRADE and international artisans by helping us to load/unload beautiful hand-knotted rugs from Pakistan.

We need about 8 **ABLE BODIED** individuals to help unload rugs from the trailer into our Harper's Point store on September 17 from 5p-9p.

We also need about 8 **ABLE BODIED** individuals to help load rugs back into the trailer at our Harper's Point store on September 22 from 5p-9p.

We will sign off on 4 hours of volunteer work, even if we finish early.

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About Ten Thousand Villages of Cincinnati

Location:

2011 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45208, US

Mission Statement

Ten Thousand Villages provides vital, fair income to Third World people by marketing their handicrafts and telling their stories in North America. Ten Thousand Villages works with artisans who would otherwise be unemployed or under-employed. This income helps pay for food, education, health care or housing.

Description

As a non-profit fair trade retail store, we market quality products from diverse cultures around the world made by people that we know and care enough about to do business with in a manner that together we consider fair. We trade with artisan groups who pay fair wages and demonstrate concern for their members' welfare. We provide consistent purchases, advances and prompt final payments to artisans. We market quality products that are hand-crafted (no factories) by under-employed artisans. We choose handicrafts that reflect and reinforce rich cultural traditions, that are environmentally sensitive and which appeal to the North American consumer. We encourage North American customers to learn about fair trade and to appreciate artisans' cultural heritage and life circumstances with joy and respect. We use resources carefully and value volunteers who work in our North American operations.

WHEN

Tue Sep 17, 2019 - Sun Sep 22, 2019
05:00 PM - 09:00 PM  

WHERE

11316 Montgomery RoadCincinnati, OH 45249

(39.27139,-84.32803)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Up to 4 hours. We are likely to finish early, but will still sign off on 4 hours of volunteer work.
  • Must be able to lift and move rugs for up to 4 hours. Some of the rugs are as big as 10'x14' and are very heavy! Must also be able to provide a professional/personal reference.

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