As board chair of Ten Thousand Villages of Central PA, I want to thank everyone who helped to make our Craft Festival & Rug Event a great success.
Over four days we sold:
$40,304 of Ten Thousand Villages handicrafts
$23,310 of Bunyaad Rugs
$3,540 of Equal Exchange coffee, tea, and chocolate
That’s $67,154 of fair trade products that support artisans, rug makers, and small farmers with sustainable incomes!
In addition to sales, our customers generously donated $2,540 in contributions towards our efforts to open a Ten Thousand Villages store in State College. The sale will go a long way towards building up the capital we need to open the local store.
Thank you to our volunteers, our hard working board of directors, and most of all to all you who visited the sale and supported fair trade!
Joel Weidner, Board Chair