WINNIPEG, MB – It is with regret that Mennonite Central Committee Canada announces the closure of the corporate operations of Ten Thousand Villages Canada, its fair-trade social enterprise. This includes…
Ten Thousand Villages
For 65 years, Mennonites have been teaching North America to shop with a conscience.
Canadian Foodgrains Bank donations; Mennonite Your Way directory available; Mennonite Publishing Network, 2009; Reversal of Alzheimer effects; MDS responds to public health emergency; Erland Waltner of MWC passes away; Chinese Christian leaders call for forgiveness; Ten Thousand Villages launches personal care products; Pastor Abdi Welli Ahmed landed in trouble
EFC appears against government of Alberta; Bus Stop Bible Studies; CMU’s membership with AUCC; U.S. Conference of MB Churches doubles membership; General Assembly of World Evangelical Alliance; Marv Frey passes away October 19, 2008; Violence in Orissa; Investors and the environment; MEDA a finalist for Innovation Excellence Awards; MCC discontinues shipping used clothing overseas
As Erica van Velsen and Cara Rempel (above) set up Ten Thousand Villages displays in communities around the East Coast, they see more than the beauty of the hand-crafted items they so carefully handle – they see the cooperation of talented artisans working together to provide a stable income for their families.