Last Week in Thrift - Feb 27, 2017


In this Last Week in Thrift we discover a treasure trove of Apple Computer memos from their early days. Other stories include the rise in popularity of thrift in the fashion industry, avoiding buyer's remorse, and how your purchase at MCC Thrift shops is assisting 10,000 Iraqi families affected by ISIS.

Treasure Trove of Internal Apple Memos Discovered in Thrift Store

Feb 23, 2017 | Gizmodo

Despite the memorable name, it seems “scrubbing bubbles” didn’t make the cut.

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Popularity of thrift store shopping rises as economic, fashion trends cycle

Feb 27, 2017 | OurDaily

“When I find something I want to buy, I carry it around. If I look at it for a while and can’t imagine when I would wear it, then I put it back. That’s a good way to not spend too much every time you go,” Hatfield said.

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Avoid Buyer's Remorse at the Thrift Store With the "Department Store Test"

Feb 24, 2017 | LifeHacker

It’s easy to make exceptions when something only costs a couple bucks, but there’s no point in filling your home with clothes and knickknacks that won’t add any real value to your life.

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Thrift store worker finds a Long Beach man’s $8,000, tucked inside an old orange shirt

Feb 15, 2017 | Los Angeles Daily News

In the aftermath of Valentine’s Day, Hoffman may be the most romantic, nicest and luckiest man in Southern California. When you hear his story, you may feel like slamming your palm into your forehead. And then you might want to congratulate Bob for showing such heart.

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36 Things You Should Buy Second Hand

Feb 10, 2017 | WiseBread

Buying used baby furniture isn't always a good idea since safety regulations are often changing, but you could still buy any of these items and upcycle them into something chic and useful.

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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 water project assists 10,000 Iraqi families affected by ISIS

Feb 24, 2017 | MCC

As a result of the low supply, some residents had to buy costly water from tank trucks. They also bought clean drinking water if they could; some could not.

MCC learned of the need and in January began a three-month project to make sure all 10,000 households in the area had access to enough water.

iraq qayyara water treatment plant

A staff member from Afkar Society for Development and Relief, an MCC partner, assesses damage to the water treatment plant in Qayyara.
Photo courtesy of Afkar Society for Development and Relief

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