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Last Week in Thrift - Nov 21, 2016

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You wouldn't expect that thrifting in Las Vegas was a thing, but it's quite the big thing there. Also in this week's Last Week in Thrift we find more voices to add to the environmental footprint conversation as it pertains to thrift and one Thrift Shop opts to send in the clowns. Happy Thrifting everyone.

Gems can be found at thrift stores in Las Vegas

Nov 19, 2016 | Las Vegas Review-Journal

Although Las Vegas is one of the world’s premier shopping destinations, sometimes you might be looking for a more unique cache of options than you’ll find on the Strip.

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Thrift shopping saves money, the environment

Nov 14, 2016 | The Volante

With worldwide efforts to lessen countries’ carbon footprints, all efforts begin at the individual level. Acting as a place for humanity’s hand-me-downs, thrift stores are eco-friendly in lessening potential waste going to landfills.

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Thrift Shop: Send in the Clowns

Nov 17, 2016 | The Ridgefield Press

Circus clowns have found their way to the Thrift Shop. These friendly-looking clowns come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials with colorful costumes, wigs and footwear. Cheer up someone’s day and send in the clowns.

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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.

Reaching both mother and child

Nov 18, 2016 | MCC

MCC provides support for primary health-promotion projects focused on preventative health strategies, including maternal and child health, nutrition, clean water and sanitation, HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment and response to gender-based violence.

In addition to MCC’s work in Zimbabwe at Isaiah’s Baby Home, MCC funds programs in Uganda to help people living with HIV and AIDS get supplemental feeding and acquire new job skills, which in turn helps restore dignity and hope.

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At Mtshabezi Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe, MCC is helping mothers get the medical care they need and avoid passing HIV on to their newborn babies. Sipho Ncube began receiving care for HIV at the hospital before her 3-year-old daughter Privilege was born. Ncube, holding baby Quincy, is pictured with daughter Princess

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