Catholic Relief Services and Ten Thousand Villages are holding a community shopping event on Friday, April 17 at seven Philadelphia area stores.

Ten Thousand Villages is an official fair trade retailer of uniquely, hand-crafted items made by disadvantaged artisans in 38 countries across the globe.

Buy beautiful fair trade art, jewelry, clothing and home décor and stock up on unique gifts for Mother’s Day, confirmation, first holy Communion and graduation.

Fifteen percent of proceeds from purchased items will go to the CRS Fair Trade Fund to benefit artisans and farmers overseas.

Participating stores include:

Ardmore, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
32 Parking Plaza, Suite 104, Ardmore

Chestnut Hill, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
8331 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia

King of Prussia, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
The Court at King of Prussia, 690 West DeKalb Pike, Suite 2098, King of Prussia

Exton, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
271 Main Street, Exton

Media, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
101 West State Street, Media

Philadelphia, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
1122 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

Souderton, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Souderton Center, 781 Route 113, Souderton

For more information visit the CRS fair trade website or contact