As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this event is now cancelled. The health and well-being of MCC’s supporters, donors, employees and international partners is our main concern. There are no plans to host an alternative event at this time.
We sincerely thank all those who have supported the MCC relief sales over the years. Every year, relief sales help raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to support programs that help vulnerable people in need worldwide.
The need is more prevalent at this time and we encourage you to continue to support these programs to help us meet current urgent needs where needed most. If you would like to make a donation in lieu of your support for MCC relief sales, please click the donate button below.
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Join us for a weekend of delicious homemade food, handmade goods, and great live and silent auctions! All proceeds support the relief, development and peace work of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) around the world.
Donations are being accepted. Consider donating a weekend at your time-share, tickets for a hockey game or theatre, gift certificates; services such as landscaping or car detailing, experiences such as a balloon ride for two, quilts, baked goods, or crafts. The possibilities are endless!
For more information visit: mccreliefsale.com
About Relief Sales
Throughout Canada and the United States, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) relief sales bring together food, fun and items from quilts to puzzles in all raising more than $5.3 million each year for MCC’s worldwide relief, development and peace work.
There are 30 relief sales in the United States and 14 in Canada, with an estimated 20,000 volunteers coming together to make auctions, food booths, entertainment and other activities possible. There are so many volunteers in Alberta interested in contributing their time and skills that the sale location has to alternate between three areas of the province (Edmonton/Sherwood Park, Didsbury/Calgary, and Coaldale/Lethbridge) in order to give everyone a chance to participate at least once every three years.
While the sale location may rotate, there are two ingredients that don’t change: friendly faces and wonderful food. Each sale also reflects the traditions and backgrounds of members of local churches and communities.
Handmade quilts are a staple of the sales and raise significant funds. Individual quilts have often fetched more $2500. Another hallmark of relief sales is collecting coins for My Coins Count, an effort to collect spare change for MCC’s work. You’ll hear the jingle of coins at the sale. This year, all funds raised by My Coins Count in Alberta will fund MCC’s international food and agriculture projects.
Ten Thousand Villages, an MCC sister organization and one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations, also plays a prominent role at the Sale. With more than 130 artisan groups in more than 38 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, Ten Thousand Villages always brings a unique blend of fair trade jewelry, home decor, gifts and more.