Amplify Ten Thousand Villages for Local AND Global Impact!
This Tuesday March 8 marks the start of Amplify Austin – a 24 hour, city-wide giving campaign that rallies thousands of Austinites to support our nonprofit community.
With the support of Amplify donors and our dedicated customers in 2015, Ten Thousand Villages in Austin has:
Grown and moved. Moving to our bigger-and-better Burnet Road store allowed us to grow our mission and support more artisans around the world, while serving as a community hub for fair trade.
Supported hundreds of artisans. Last year, we purchased over $192, 000 worth of goods to keep artisans working for a sustainable living wage.
Provided community service, volunteer and internship opportunities to 150+ individuals, who collectively served over 5000 hours – minimizing our overhead costs and maximizing our impact
Built a fair trade community. Through events such as our Neighborhood Happy Hour, travel classes, artisan information nights and local charity drives, we’re building a fair trade community here on Burnet Road; a space where locals and visitors alike can support and learn about global cultures.
With your help through Amplify Austin, we can continue to grow our mission, support more artisans, and empower Austinites to shop ethically. Your donation will amplify our artisans’ voices – artisans like Lucia, a small business owner respected by her community, and Sonia, who is able to go back to school now that she’s earning an income.
To amplify their voices and support our global mission, please click below to schedule your donation. Then on Tuesday, join us in store at 6pm to celebrate Amplify Austin with fair trade root beer floats! Volunteers will also be on hand to facilitate donations on the night.
Thank you for your ongoing support!