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Library to benefit from shopping event

Published 10:31 am, Sunday, December 15, 2013
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Ten Thousand Villages in New Canaan is inviting the community to shop from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, in a benefit for the New Canaan Library.

"The purchase of a unique handcrafted gift from Ten Thousand Villages will not only support the New Canaan Library, but will improve the livelihoods of artisans in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East," Shawn Webb, Ten Thousand Villages in New Canaan store manager, said. "Fifteen percent of the proceeds will benefit the New Canaan Library."

The event is one of many community shopping benefits hosted each year by Ten Thousand Villages. For more than 60 years, Ten Thousand Villages has partnered with organizations to benefit local communities.

In addition, holiday shoppers will receive a free gift with purchase.

Ten Thousand Villages offers artisan-crafted home decor, jewelry and gift items from around the world. Featuring products from more than 130 artisan groups in 38 countries, it is part of a network of more than 150 retail outlets in the U.S.

throughout the United States selling Ten Thousand Villages products.

For information, call 203-286-9673 or visit www.tenthousandvillages.com.