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Human Services Students Host Ten Thousand Villages Sale

Students in a human services class at Pennsylvania College of Technology will host a fair-trade sale Nov. 19-21 in the lobby of the Bush Campus Center.

The annual sale, which is open to the public, helps working poor in other countries.

Facilitated by students in the Community and Organizational Change course, the Ten Thousand Villages Festival Sale will feature 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.

Unique handmade gifts from diverse cultures are available at the Ten Thousand Villages Festival Sale, set for Nov. 19-21 at Pennsylvania College of Technology's Bush Campus Center.
Unique handmade gifts from diverse cultures are available at the Ten Thousand Villages Festival Sale, set for Nov. 19-21 at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Bush Campus Center.

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 goal 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.

Hours for the sale are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21.

For more about the human services majors at Penn College, visit on the Web.

Penn College is marking 100 years as an educational institution of national reputation throughout 2014. Email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222 for more information.

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