In this Last Week in Thrift we note the story of Maud Lewis, the painting that turned up on an MCC Thrift shop, and the auction that opened up for it this past weekend. We continue to follow the story of the mysterious green jacket, an old war medal is returned, and a couple of TV anchors go head-to-head armed with $25 and venture into thrift shops to see what they come out with.
Online auction of Maud Lewis painting found in thrift store opens
April 20, 2017 | CBC
The painting, called Portrait of Eddie Barnes and Ed Murphy, Lobster Fisherman, Bay View, N.S., was spotted by volunteers combing through donations.
Rick Cober Bauman, the executive director of the Mennonite Central Committee, said they have learned a lot about the artist's world since the painting was found.
Mystery Masters jacket bought at Toronto thrift shop for $5 sells for $139K US
April 10, 2017 | CBC
It's still unclear how the jacket ended up in a Toronto thrift store, a mystery that Carey said fuelled bids. Only one Canadian has ever won the PGA Masters tournament, Mike Weir, in 2003, and it's unclear if there are any others north of the border who belong to the exclusive club.
Purple Heart found at thrift store returned to WWII vet's family
April 14, 2017 | King 5
"Amazement, absolute amazement," that's how ann describes getting a phone call saying her uncle's Purple Heart had been found.
Fashion on a budget - taking the Thrift Store Challenge on Coast Live
April 17, 2017 | WTKR
April and Cheryl have put their look for the day in the hands of another, armed with just $25 and a challenge to go to local thrift stores and come back with a complete outfit ready to wear on the show. That means everything our hosts wear (except shoes) has to come in under $25 combined.
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.
A fresh start
April 12, 2017 - MCC
From its beginning nearly 100 years ago, MCC has worked in the name of Christ to make a difference in the worst of times. We invite you to explore some examples of this work through time.