Ten Thousand Villages is a really special store as it is the only store I know of that tries to provides vital, fair income to Third World people by marketing their handicrafts in North America. I always find something interesting or unusual every time I walk in. Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit program of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), the relief and development agency of Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches in North America. Ten Thousand Villages has been working around the world since 1946. The salespeople are friendly volunteers who are committed to social causes and provide great service.