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2751 North Center Street
Hickory, NC 28601
December Store Hours:
Monday - Saturday 10am to 6pm Sunday 1pm - 5pm
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As a 501(c)3 non-profit enterprise, UWG is dependent on approximately 20 volunteers who assist in the operation of the store in a variety ways. Ten Thousand Villages is a Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) that began as a $1.4 million response program to help provide food, water, and other resources to tsunami victims in Indonesia which has the fourth largest population in the world. It provides a system for distribution of products and the training for the production techniques and marketing for approximately 60,000 artisans and farmers throughout impoverished Third World countries. The organization is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization and Fair Trade Federation. UWG also partners with Divine Chocolate, Equal Exchange, Level Ground, Serrv, Putumayo World Music, and other fair trade suppliers.
Unique World Gifts is sponsored locally by the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Corinth Reformed Church and Saint Aloysius Catholic Church, all of Hickory.
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Unique World Gifts is located in the Viewmont business district of Hickory, North Carolina. It was established in 1992 by the Hickory Mennonite Church, local citizens, and in partnership with Ten Thousand Villages, a non-profit, fair-trade organization run by Mennonites.