Friday is International Women’s Day, and this month is Women’s History Month. To honor women globally and locally the Ten Thousand Villages International Art store in State College is selling art Saturday and Sunday with proceeds going to the Well-Women’s Health program at the Centre Volunteers in Medicine.
“I always think it’s neat to see local organizations partner together they have similar missions, Dr. Kristine Charles, Gynecologist at CVIM, said.
She says Ten Thousand Villages picked the Well-Women’s Health program at CVIM, because of how they help women locally.
She says what they do and what Ten Thousand Villages does to help women around the world are both making a difference in women’s lives in different ways.
“All those things work together to help improve women’s lives”, she said.
Ten Thousand Villages is a fair trade store that buys sculptures, pottery, jewelry, matts and other pieces of art from around the world, to benefit the artists.
Centre Volunteers in Medicine, or CVIM, gives medical care to people that can’t afford medical services or don’t get it from their jobs or their spouse. The Well-Women’s Health program gives women mammograms, Pap smears, cancer screenings and other help.
The event is Saturday and Sunday from noon to 7PM at Ten Thousand Villages in State College.