Last Week in Thrift - Nov 7, 2016

baker lake thrift store

While we recognize that Thrift makes a difference in the lives of those internationally, it also makes a huge impact on those locally. Baker Lake demonstrates the heart of making that sort of difference and ties it to Thrift beautifully. That story and a story of a goldfish being saved from fire, a new location for an MCC Thrift Shop, and a good ol' fashion barn-raising but.. with a Thrifty difference. 

Baker Lake dreams of thrift store staffed by people with disabilities

Nov 1, 2016 | CBC

"That whole process of helping someone else save money or getting an important item, it's a perfect combination," said Kownak, who also serves as an adviser for a pre-employment training program for people with disabilities in Baker Lake.

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'Even the goldfish': Salvation Army Thrift Store evacuated after fire

Nov 6, 2016 | CBC

There were no injuries, Bruens said. Firefighters went so far as to take a fish bowl from one of the offices.

"Everybody got out safely," Bruens said. "Even the goldfish."

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New location for New to You Thrift Shop

Nov 2, 2016 | Erie Media

“We do give locally,” Manwaring said. “We also give to the MCC. Our store and our sister store in Port Colborne, The Port Colborne Thrift Shop, over the past 42 years, we’ve given over $1 million to the MCC.”

Locally both stores have helped recently with Syrian refugee families, the local food drives, Rose City Kids and more.

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Solar barn raising happening at the Harrisonburg Gift and Thrift this Satuday

Nov 4, 2016 | WHSV3

These solar panels will save the store over $14,000 annually in energy costs - money that will go towards the global relief and development work of the Mennonite Central Committee that the store benefits.

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Thrift Making a Difference

Your purchase is a gift to the world. Here's how shopping at MCC Thrift Shops makes a difference through programs offered by MCC.

Go Purple

Nov 1, 2016 | MCC

Why Purple? Purple is the color of bruises.

It also symbolizes the courage, survival, honor and dedication it takes to end domestic violence

gopurple webgraphic

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