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Last Week in Thrift - Dec 12, 2016

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In this week's Last Week in Thrift, we discover a scientifically great reason why you should talk to strangers at your local Thrift shop and follow-up with a heart-warming story for one struggling sports fan.

Why You Should Pay Attention to Other Shoppers at Thrift Stores

Dec 6, 2016 | LifeHacker

"Talking with strangers is good for you, and you’re basically surrounded by conversation starters and ice breakers. You don’t get that kind of interaction and curiosity in a big box store. Furthermore, other thrifters can be your ticket to finding other great thrift stores you’re unfamiliar with."

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Mom's touching thrift store gift deepens Alabama fan's perspective on giving this holiday season

Dec 7, 2016 | AL.com

"It hit me hard because it reminded me of when I was a kid and we didn't have a lot of money so we went to thrift stores to buy clothes," Davis said. "It reminded me of what humble my beginnings were before I was able to afford expensive things. When I saw the jacket I thought it was a new Alabama jacket until the note fell out of the inside of it."

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Accident leaves hole on side of thrift store

Dec 6, 2016 | Your News Now

A van leaves a hole on the side of a thrift store after the driver accidentally steps on the wrong pedal.

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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.

MCC partners assist survivors of flooding in North Korea

Dec 12, 2016 | MCC

“Everything turned into a sea for three days,” Shin recalled.

Shin and Kim lost all their personal keepsakes and household belongings, including kimchi pots used to store the staple winter food. In their county alone, 81 are dead or missing and of a population of approximately 40,000 people, 27,308 are homeless.

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MCC Photo/John Lehmann

Bong-Suk Shin, 65, from Yonsa County, looks through what remains of her home for anything she can salvage. She and her grandson lost all their personal belongings when flooding and landslides ravaged the region. 

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