Shop For A Cause
CoolPeopleCare and Ten Thousand Villages Partner for Unique Shopping Event
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (March 23, 2008) - On Tuesday, March 25, Ten Thousand Villages will partner with local Web site CoolPeopleCare.org to provide a special night of shopping. The Green Hills store will be open for extended hours while CoolPeopleCare.org will be helping shoppers learn how they can make a difference in as little as five minutes a day. The event runs from 6-8 p.m.
Ten Thousand Villages sells fairly-traded handicrafts from around the world, all of which have been made by artisans that are paid a fair and equitable wage for their work. There are over 150 Ten Thousand Villages stores in the U.S., and the Nashville store has been open since 2002.
"We're excited about our partnership with CoolPeopleCare in order to raise awareness of the benefits of fair trade," says Lisa Pierce, store manager. "By extending our store hours, we hope more people will visit us that day and learn about the difference they can make with their shopping choices."
Shoppers spending more than $100 will receive a copy of CoolPeopleCare's first book, "New Day Revolution: How to Save the World in 24 Hours," which was published in November by Brentwood-based Xyzzy Press. The book was co-authored by the site's founders, Sam Davidson and Stephen Moseley.
"We hope that we'll be able to show Nashville that every little decision matters – from the kind of coffee we drink to the kind of gifts we buy," says Davidson. "When we all realize that we can have a positive effect a world away with our purchases, we'll begin to realize just how much power we have to make a difference every single day."
Davidson and Moseley will be on hand to sign copies of the book, which contains more than 100 ideas on ways to make a difference in as little as five minutes a day.
The event is part of CoolPeopleCare's first annual Springamajig, which highlights 40 days of events designed to get people out of their homes and out into their communities. The rest of the schedule can be found at www.springamajig.org.