Ten Thousand Villages-Utah Is On The Move!
Salt Lake City, UT - January 23, 2013 – Ten Thousand Villages-Utah will host a fundraising open house on February 1, 4:00-7:00 pm in its store at 120 South Main Street, Salt Lake City.
“Our store will quite literally be on the move in the near future and is relocating at the end of March,” said Matt Thorne, Board Chair. “At the February 1 event, our guests will vote with a donation toward their preferred new location in Salt Lake City.”
Board Members will be on hand to answer questions about the store and the potential move locations, as well as provide information on how to volunteer with the organization.
“The February 1 event is also our opportunity to publicly welcome Kimberly Wolf as our new Executive Director,” said Mr. Thorne. “Kimberly has great experience, a strong commitment to our mission of fair trade, and an enormous amount of enthusiasm.”
Ten Thousand Villages-Utah has fresh, new inventory in place just in time for Valentines’ Day. The store, which heavily relies on volunteer assistance, features products from more than 130 artisan groups in some 38 countries.
Ten Thousand Villages' mission is to create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term fair trading relationships.
One day all artisans in the developing countries will earn a fair wage, be treated with dignity and respect and be able to live a life of quality.