Last Week in Thrift - Jan 23, 2016

Thrift shop

In this Last Week in Thrift we have not one but two stories that mention MCC Thrift shops. Also featured are a handful of DIY projects for your week and the top 9 stories of projects that your purchase at MCC Thrift shops support.

The art of the find: Thrift store shopping in Kelowna

Jan 22, 2017 | Kelowna Now

When we sat down for lunch at the end of our shopping excursion, Sarah confessed that she’d actually had a great time. Not only had we found her three new outfits, with many items that can be mixed and matched, we’d spent a grand total of only $54 dollars.

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Babara Leedom: Bargains galore at a thrift store

Jan 19, 2017 | Wicked Local Yarmouth

What finds! My Eileen Fisher coat. Moseying around the housewares part of the store, I found tops to Tupperware bowls and snatched them up. Why? Somewhere, somehow, I have a dozen, maybe more, Tupperware bowls without tops.

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Armstrong: American Apparel is dead; think thrift, as in thrift shop

Jan 19, 2017 | The Daily Iowan

Thrift stores are the new American Apparel, the new frontier of counterculture couture. They are ubiquitous, diverse, cheap, and often local. Wherever there are clothed humans, there are thrift stores filled with cast-off treasures emancipated from the hypocrisy of the high-fashion rack.

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From thrift-store find to showstopper in 6 hours: DIY pro shows us how

Jan 21, 2017 | Killeen Daily Herald

That unassuming, boxy little nightstand could be flipped on its side, with a drawer removed, and topped with pallet wood to make a modern coffee table. Take two office chairs, face them toward each other, saw off the arms and add a new seat: You have a stylish bench with high, curved arms.

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Transforming Thrift Store Finds: A DIY Bookcase Hutch

Jan 22, 2017 | Care2

Here’s an example of an easy DIY project created from a basic, ordinary bookshelf one can find at any yard sale or thrift store. With a little molding and some imagination, this bookshelf is transformed into a hanging kitchen hutch, looking at life from an entirely different angle—literally.

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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.

The top 9 stories of 2016

Jan 19, 2016 | MCC

We know you probably don't have time to read every story that's come your way over the last year. That's why we put together this round up of the 9 best stories of 2016. Stories of how your support has made a difference at home and around the world. Now sit back and relax with these stories of your gifts at work.

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