Special Shopping – Pasadena Weekendr

International Women’s Day was celebrated all over the world on March 8, but as we well understand, it is always women’s season everywhere. To continue the celebration, you can make your purchases special by purchasing a bar of soap at the Lake Avenue Ten Thousand Villages store through March, and it will be given away to women who use the Women’s Room in Pasadena.

Founded in 2007, The Women’s Room is dedicated to serving single women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. It is a day shelter that welcomes 20 to 35 women who walk through the door each day, making them feel whole and appreciated.

The program, run by Friends in Deed, includes support services and basic needs like showering, laundry and healthy food. Women also have access to computers and telephones, a place to take a nap, manual work, nature and cultural outings, games and clean clothes.

Ten Thousand Villages is a non-profit fair trade retailer of handcrafted home decor, personal accessories and gift items from around the world. They opened on South Lake Avenue in June 2006 and were the first Ten Thousand Villages store in California.

Ten Thousand Villages has spent more than 70 years cultivating business relationships in which artisans receive a fair price for their work and consumers have access to distinctive handcrafted items from around the world. It is a founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization.

Ten Thousand Villages is located at 567 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, California. www.villagespasadena.com

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