Honor a Teacher to Celebrate International Women's Day

Ten Thousand Villages Lawrence Promotes Contest to Observe International Women’s Day

Lawrence, KS - Ten Thousand Villages Lawrence recognizes the role of education in advancing opportunities for women worldwide and invites you to join in the global celebration of women by nominating a local woman whose teaching has most influenced your life. This woman does not have to be a professional teacher. Entries should include a photo and brief statement about the woman you wish to honor and may be dropped at the store at 835 Mass St, or through www.facebook.com/TenThousandVillageslawrence or by email to: TTVcelebrateswomen@gmail.com . Winner will be selected by a committee of TTV Board members. Entries will be accepted through February 28 and will be on display in the store for Final Friday, February 28th through International Women’s Day on Saturday, March 8 when an in-store celebration will honor the winner, who will be awarded a Ten Thousand Villages gift card.

Ten Thousand Villages, a fair trade retailer, offers home decor, jewelry and gifts handcrafted by artisans around the world. Our mission is to create opportunities for these artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term, fair trading relationships.
Store Manager, Paul Stagner said: “ From the beginnings of Ten Thousand Villages in 1946 to the present, the majority of our artisan cooperatives have been organized by women for women. In places where women have few, if any, economic opportunities, these artisans have been able to support themselves and their families by producing beautiful handcrafts, developing their creativity and learning the skills needed to manage a business. We join others around the world by observing March 8 as International Women’s Day, a day set aside for over a century to honor women in the workplace.”

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