Community Shopping Event at Ten Thousand Villages to Benefit PACEM

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ten Thousand Villages Charlottesville, 105 West Main Street, is partnering with PACEM on Sunday, December 3rd to raise money for their efforts in sheltering the homeless. PACEM is a grassroots organization that coordinates space and volunteers to provide shelter for individuals in our community who are homeless.

A portion of sales on December 3rd will be donated to PACEM as they prepare for the winter months ahead.

PACEM opened the doors of their shelters in 2004. They continue opening each winter, committed to helping homeless adults in the Charlottesville community find shelter during cold nights.  PACEM has offered more than 80,000 total nights of shelter to some of the most vulnerable members of the community in 14 seasons of providing shelter for those without other options. Through PACEM, more than 80 faith congregations and community groups in the Charlottesville area come together each winter to address the need for shelter by opening their doors, serving evening meals, giving financially, and/or providing companionship.

Ten Thousand Villages is a not for profit fair trade retailer that works to provide a market for hand-crafted products made by people in marginalized areas of the world. Currently, Ten Thousand Villages works with more than 60,000 artisans.

For more information, call PACEM ED Jayson Whitehead at 434-973-1234 x 121 or Sallie Slater at 434-979-9470.