Fair Trade Retailer to Partner with Six Local Animal Rescues for Week-long Adoption Fair and Fundraiser
Ten Thousand Villages Greensboro, a fair trade retailer in the Jefferson Village shopping plaza, is helping animals find a home for the holidays during Animal Rescue Week from Dec 10th to 15th.
Store Manager Emily Shoemaker said, “We are excited about this opportunity to partner with Animal Rescue and Foster Program, Greyhound Friends of North Carolina, The Haley Graves Foundation, Red Dog Farm, SPCA of the Triad, and Triad Golden Retriever Rescue with this fundraiser and adoption fair.” Shoemaker continued, “As an organization, we are committed to offering our space to other local non-profits for gatherings and fundraisers. Every year during the holiday shopping season, we host about a dozen local groups for our Community Shopping Events. A large proportion of them have always been rescue groups, so this year we thought we’d schedule them all for the same week. We’ll be donating a portion of our sales to the rescue groups, and they will be bringing some of their adoptable animals to the store throughout the week. Plus, with every purchase in our store providing a vital, fair income to our artisans, it’s a win for everyone!”
The event kicks off with animals from Red Dog Farm in the store from 12-4 on Sunday, December 10 and wraps up with dogs from Greyhound Friends visiting from 6-8pm on Friday, December 15. Every shopper during the week will get to choose which of the six rescues they would like their purchase to support. There’s also additional prizes from Jefferson Village neighbors, Banfield Pet Hospital and PetSense, for the rescues who have the most support.
Adoptable animals will visit the store throughout Animal Rescue Week including the following times:
– Red Dog Farm, 12-4pm, Sunday, Dec 10
– Animal Rescue and Foster Program, 6-8pm, Monday, Dec 11
– SPCA of the Triad, 12-4pm, Tuesday, Dec 12
– Triad Golden Retriever Rescue, 3-6pm, Thursday, Dec 14
– The Haley Graves Foundation, 12-4pm, Friday, Dec 15
– Greyhound Friends of North Carolina, 6-8pm, Friday, Dec 15
For more information about Ten Thousand Villages or Animal Rescue Week, please contact Emily Shoemaker, store manager, at 336-834-4606, visit greensboro.tenthousandvillages.com, or see the event on the store’s Facebook page @TenThousandVillagesGreensboro.
During Animal Rescue Week, Ten Thousand Villages will be open Sunday 12-6, Monday-Friday 10am-8pm. For the holiday season, the store’s regular hours are Sunday 12-6, Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm.
Ten Thousand Villages ● 1564-A Highwoods Blvd.
Greensboro NC 27410 ● 336-834-4606
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