Last Week in Thrift - Jan 9, 2016

christmas nativity

In this Last Week in Thrift we are privvy to a discovery of what feels like a Christmas miracle to one Thrift shopper. Also we discovered of best Thrift finds in 2016 and a new vision for one Florida Thrift Shop. 

Christmas find: Thrift store nativity was a bit familiar to this man

Dec 25, 2016 | The Daily Courier

Seeing those figurines, still clothed in the carefully glued fabric triggered some powerful Christmas images for Shepard. “Just the same way that a certain smell can take you back to your mother’s kitchen, the view of that took me instantly back to a Christmas when I was 10 years old,” he said.

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Thrift Store Score! War Stories

Jan 3, 2017 | Alaska Commons

The copy I found appears to be in pristine condition, which is perfect for a collector like me. This will go along side my DVD copy of the movie (one of my favorites).

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Clothing resale shops go boutique and cast off thrift-store roots

Dec 30, 2016 | Orlando Sentinel

Store owners say customers don't have time to sort through thousands of pieces at thrift shops and are instead seeking carefully curated collections of older, designer brands. Styles vary wildly too, from loud 1990s fashions to classy '50s dresses.

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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.

Joining together for a better future

Dec 29, 2016 | MCC

Between her hands, the 13-year-old can flatten a palmsize ball of corn dough into a tortilla with a staccato clap, clap, clap — a rhythmic deftness honed by years of shaping perfectly round tortillas for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

But last year, when Josefa tried to multiply fractions and complete other sixth-grade math problems, she failed. Her first quarter grade was 20 percent.

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MCC Photo/Matthew Lester

ANADESA’s tutoring means one-on-one attention for students such as Adán Isaias de León, shown with teacher Concepción Esquina Damián in Panabaj, Guatemala.

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