Last Week in Thrift - May 1, 2017

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In this Last Week in Thrift the story of Maud Lewis continues with an incredible result and a ton of tips and tricks to get the most of your spring thrifting experience.

Bidding tops $125K for Maud Lewis painting found in thrift shop

April 25, 2017 | CBC

The painting was discovered in a donation bin at the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) thrift store in New Hamburg in March. A volunteer at the store recognized the piece and had it appraised.

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The Thrift Store Hunt Can Yield Valuable Treasures, Like A Vintage Master's Golf Jacket Worth $139k

April 28, 2017 | Forbes

Thanks to rising concern for the environment, more shoppers are turning to thrift and consignment stores to purchase gently used items and reduce landfill waste. According to the Association of Resale Professionals (NARTS), approximately 16-18% of Americans shop in thrift stores annually and 12-15% buy from consignment and resale shops.

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15 things to look for in thrift stores

April 27, 2017 | The Tennessean

Not that I "need" anything, mind you. But there's something about the thrill of the hunt in these stores, something about the joy of finding a gem amidst the mess, and the kick of seeing what kind of crazy things people have donated to these stores.

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12 Secrets Thrift Store Shoppers Need to Know

May 1, 2017 | CheatSheet

Thrift stores have undergone a renaissance in recent years. While people with tight budgets and vintage lovers long have known thrift stores are the best place to score a deal, the rest of America seems to just be realizing the charms of the secondhand shop.

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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.

First person: Andriy Chaus

March 28, 2017 - MCC

It was May 9, 2014. I was in the market and heard shooting. It was at the police building, about five or six kilometres away. Scary and terrible things were going on there, right in the middle of Mariupol. People were running in all directions. I had a panic attack for the first time in my life.

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MCC photo/Colin Vandenberg
Andriy Chaus shares his journey of being displaced and starting to live out his faith by helping others.

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