Exciting News in Thrift - June 12, 2017

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Exciting news in Thrift around the world this week includes a huge donation of over $350,000 to MCC Thirft, an impromptu piano performance at a thrift shop that wows customers, and one shop that has seen enough of The Da Vinci Code.

RePurpose

May 2017 | The Meeting House

Through your donations we collected approx. $366,827 worth of items for MCC Thrift Shops as part of this year's rePURPOSE campaign! This is over $80,000 more than we collected last year.

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Teen wows shoppers with impromptu performance on thrift store piano

May 25, 2017 | WHIO

Linkowski, 18, who hopes for a career as a singer, was passing time while her mother was shopping and started jamming on the aged, upright piano. A group of people gathered around as her voice carried through the store.

 

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Thrift store: Please stop donating 'The Da Vinci Code'

May 15, 2017 | CNET

The Oxfam charity thrift store in Swansea in the UK has a paperback problem on its hands. The shop is currently drowning in copies of Dan Brown's hit 2003 novel "The Da Vinci Code," so it had to take action.

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Thrift Store Miracle: College Student Finds a Leica M2 for Just $5

May 15, 2017 | PetaPixel

The story is almost too crazy to believe, but he has photo proof. A Leica M2 35mm camera worth between $800 and $900, with an Elmar 50mm f/2.8 lens worth another $400 – $700 attached, wrapped up and going for just 5 bucks.

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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.

Farmers invigorated by conservation practices

June 7, 2017 | MCC

With the loans, the women buy thread that they weave into rope using an old bicycle wheel fixed to a clothesline post. More colors means a more attractive hammock that can be sold without a middleman for about $30.

When Nuñez and his staff aren’t assisting families with practical help, he reaches out to his community’s spiritual needs.

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Jocelyn Carrasco’s family makes hammocks they can sell for about $30 each. Social Development Committee microloans mean families can purchase their own supplies, increasing their earnings by 10 times.
MWR photo/Tim Huber

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