30 Jun
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Itty Bitty Global Gift Shop Opens in Berkeley Springs

Good things comes in small packages, and GREAT things come in ITTY BITTY packages!  The recent move of the UPAVIM Crafts warehouse from Maryland to the spa and art vacation town of Berkeley Springs, WV,  afforded the opportunity for a small retail site … thus the Itty Bitty Global Gift Shop was born. As late […]

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13 Mar
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We are a Gold Certified Green America Business!

Did you know in addition to being a member of the Fair Trade Federation, UPAVIM Crafts is also a Gold Certified Green America business? What does that mean, exactly? Green America certifies businesses that are committed to using business as a platform for social change. Since 1982, Green America has evaluated over 8,000 small businesses. […]

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30 Dec
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UPAVIM Crafts end of year update

It has been an exciting year for the Crafts Project. In a partnership with Istmo University in Guatemala City, UPAVIM seamstress Mayra and volunteers Juliana and Luciana worked together to create a 70-page document packed with ready-to-implement product ideas, step-by-step instructions and suppliers list. It was an eye-opening and exciting experience for all those who were involved […]

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26 Aug
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Global Village, Peroria Heights, IL

As a new feature of our blog, we will be featuring one of our retail partners each month. We encourage you to visit and support our partners in their businesses as their support is vital to the success of UPAVIM Crafts and the organization as a whole! Global Village is a not-for-profit retail store in Peoria Heights, IL. We are all volunteer staff–our board of directors and our shop volunteers.

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10 Dec
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The 12 Days of Christmas: Day 4

The 12 Days of Christmas have arrived!! On the fourth day of Christmas, UPAVIM gives to you, 15% Kids’ Toys!!!! *retail orders only! valid only on 12/10/2013, while supplies last. Use code DAY4 at checkout.

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09 Dec
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The 12 Days of Christmas: Day 3

The 12 Days of Christmas have arrived!! On the third day of Christmas, UPAVIM gives to you, 15% off all Christmas Ornaments! *retail orders only! valid only on 12/9/2013, while supplies last. Use code DAY3 at checkout.

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08 Dec
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The 12 Days of Christmas: Day 2

The 12 Days of Christmas have arrived!! On the second day of Christmas, UPAVIM gives to you, 20% off Worry Doll Wreaths! *retail orders only! valid only on 12/8/2013, while supplies last. Use code DAY2 at checkout. Shop Now!

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07 Dec
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The 12 Days of Christmas: Day 1

The 12 Days of Christmas have arrived!! On the first day of Christmas, UPAVIM gives to you, 20% off all Scarves and Shawls! *retail orders only! valid only on 12/7/2013, while supplies last. Use code DAY1 at checkout. Shop Now!

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06 Dec
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The 12 Days of Christmas

Introducing The 12 Days of Christmas Are you ready for 12 days of amazing deals? Our little elves have been working hard to make lots of gifts for you and your family this year! Beginning Saturday, December 7 and continuing each day for 12 days, we will be announcing a daily deal on our facebook […]

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14 Oct
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The NGO List

I recently discovered a great new website (rather, I should say, this great new website discovered UPAVIM) The NGO List. The NGO List is a website dedicated to promoting volunteer opportunities around the world. According to their site, [highlight type=”light”]The NGO List is designed to help would-be volunteers become the real thing. Here you can […]

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