It’s almost time for Storyteller Boot Camp!

Come One!!! COME ALL!!!!

Storyteller Boot Camp!!

At Storyteller Boot Camp we will be learning in-depth information on specific products to be featured in our biggest fundraiser of the year:

ONE REASON WHY: A Fair Trade Art Show

Last years ORW poster

Last years ORW poster

Being a part of One Reason Why has been one of the highlights of my Ten Thousand Villages of Austin career, and as the current “Chief Storyteller” I am thrilled to be guiding this boot camp and learning about artisans with you, my fair trade family!

At boot camp, we will focus on the who, what, when, where and how of our products. Boot camp participants will be able to speak naturally and with confidence on subjects such as: reverse painted glass, Palestinian glass blowing, and Chulucanas pottery.  Like the stories of fair trade farmers and artisans are the driving force behind the fair trade movement, docents are the driving force behind the success of One Reason Why. When you volunteer with Ten Thousand Villages, you are the voice of the artisans.



After Boot Camp, you’ll have everything you’ll need to become:

  • A One Reason Why docent
  • A “Certified Story Teller”
  • A highly informed advocate for fair trade artisans






Join us:

Thursday, August 8th from 7-8PM at the store for our first meeting,

Planning team for the first ORW in 2010

Planning team for the first ORW in 2010

ORW team 2011

and help us make this the best ORW yet!


With love,

Chief Becca