Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ten Thousand Villages Sale Nov 27 & 28th

The Ten Thousand Villages Sale 
 Friday, November 27th, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Saturday,
November 28th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at 
St. Paul's United Church, 404 Cleveland Ave., Riverview. 
Admission is free.

Ten Thousand Villages villages sells beautiful, fairly-traded gifts benefiting artisans from more than 35 Third
World countries. The gifts you buy at the Ten Thousand Villages Sales will give the blessings of steady work, fair wages, and a better life for struggling families around the world. Your purchase makes a difference!

The reality is that very little publicity has been picked up around this sale. So please, forward this message on to your friends and families who might come to the sale. This is the only sale in the Greater Moncton area during this Christmas season.

Many realize the importance of shopping for fair trade goods. Those who work at the sales are volunteers and the facilities that act as host do so at no charge. This means that the costs to the consumer have no profit margins built in for anyone other than the craftsperson whose product you purchase. (There are some minor costs such as shipping that do get added in.)

Ten Thousand Villages is a project of Mennonite Central Committee, the outreach arm of the Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches in North America.