“And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief;”


Dear fair traders,

We regret to inform you that one of our youngest volunteers recently passed due to a brain aneurysm. She was sweet and talented and only fifteen. Danielle was an aspiring photographer, you can view her blog here.

The Ten Thousand Villages of Austin family would like to express our deepest sympathy to her family and friends . If you would like to make a donation to her family to assist with funeral costs, her fund is here.


One of Danielle’s photo, you can click here to view her photography blog

“Perhaps they are not stars but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones shines down to let us know they are happy,” Eskimo Proverb

With Love,

Ten Thousand Villages of Austin Staff


*Title Quote from William Cullen Bryant’s “The Death of the Flowers”