Penn College human services students to host Ten Thousand Villages sale

November 16, 2015

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Students in a human services class at the Pennsylvania College of Technology will host a fair-trade sale Nov. 18-20 in the lobby of the Bush Campus Center. The annual sale helps working poor in other countries.

Facilitated by students enrolled in the course Community and Organizational Change, the Ten Thousand Villages Festival Sale features unique handmade gifts, jewelry, home decor, art and sculpture, textiles, serveware, and personal accessories representing the diverse cultures of artisans in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19; and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20. The public is invited to attend.

Ten Thousand Villages is one of the world’s oldest fair-trade organizations and a founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization. The company strives to improve the livelihood of thousands of disadvantaged artisans in 38 countries. Ten Thousand Villages accomplishes this by establishing a sustainable market for handmade products in North America and building long-term buying relationships in places where skilled artisan partners lack opportunities for stable income.

Product sales help pay for food, education, health care and housing for artisans who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed. For more information about Ten Thousand Villages, visit

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Last Updated November 16, 2015