A change to MCC Canada’s centennial campaign (Our Faith. Our Future.)
One hundred years ago, MCC was formed in faith to help people in crisis. For the last century, MCC has responded to similar
challenges. Today, we are working hard to live up to this legacy.
At this unprecedented time in world history due to COVID-19, we want to dig deeper into faith. This crisis reminds us to recommit to caring for our neighbours, whether across the street or around the globe and to be people of service and generosity. We know that in times of crisis, fear and social isolation, our vision of seeing communities worldwide reconciled with God, one another and creation is vitally important.
In these extraordinary circumstances, we are compelled to make an essential change to our centennial fundraising campaign.
Before COVID-19, the provincial MCC offices and the national office worked together to raise $10 million to increase the reach and impact of several international and domestic projects. The campaign remains one way MCC invites supporters to celebrate 100 years of relief, development and peace in the name of Christ.
Like many other organizations, COVID-19 has created new challenges for our on-going work. We anticipate a reduction in income from relief sale cancellations, temporary thrift shop closures and Canadian currency conversion rates. We now recognize the need to make some changes to our centennial campaign.
Rather than celebrate our centennial by raising funds to scale up our work, we want to continue our support for the vulnerable communities we already serve. We invite you to consider a special gift in 2020 to help ensure MCC’s core programming will remain fully funded this year.
Your gifts will help us fund projects to respond to COVID-19, including those that support ongoing health, food and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) work.
MCC’s centennial campaign is needed more than ever, although not the way we originally had envisioned.
Together we can build on our heritage, gain strength from our accomplishments and make action our rallying cry. We’ve done it before, and we’ll do it again.
Join us as we bring peace, dignity and hope to those who need it most.
If you have questions about this campaign or need more information, please contact your local office.