Updated November 12, 2020
Here's how we’re keeping you safe at MCC offices in Manitoba
MCC Manitoba Office Hours
MCC Manitoba continues to evaluate the provincial health guidelines in tandem with the health and safety of our employees, volunteers and supporters. At this time, visitors are asked to stay home for their safety and the safety of our community.
To connect with staff about a donation or other inquiries about MCC, please contact reception at 204-261-6381 (Plaza) or 204-925-1910 (Henderson). Alternatively, you can email us at email@example.com and someone will respond as they are able.
Christmas Giving Guides and Gift Inserts
Christmas Giving guides and gift inserts are now available! Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Christmas Giving guides, gift inserts and greeting cards are available by pre-order. You can request copies of the special gift inserts and cards to be mailed directly to you by contacting us at 204-261-6381 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas Gifts can be made online using this Christmas Giving page which includes e-cards that can be sent directly to the recipient of your special gift.
Material Resources Centres
Material Resources Centres in Winnipeg and Plum Coulee are temporarily closed.
Winnipeg and Plum Coulee - Donations
Donations and material pick-ups are temporarily cancelled while Manitoba is under Code Red provincial health restrictions.
You can contact us at email@example.com or by phone 204-261-6381 (Winnipeg) or 204-829-3009 (Plum Coulee) with any questions.
Material Resources Centre Volunteers
Volunteers at the MR Centre in Winnipeg and Plum Coulee are asked to stay home at this time for their safety and the safety of our community.
All in-person fundraising events have been suspended by MCC Manitoba since March, and the 2020 Christmas Craft and Bake Sale in Winnipeg will not take place this year.
For more information about volunteering at the MR Centre in Winnipeg or Plum Coulee, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-261-6381 (Winnipeg) or 204-829-3009 (Plum Coulee).
Donations are gratefully accepted over the phone at 204-261-6381, toll-free at 1-888-622-6337 or online at donate.mcccanada.ca.
With your support, MCC and MCC Thrift are making a difference in our local communities, while supporting vulnerable people worldwide through MCC's work in relief, development and peacebuilding.
Read about the Four Ways MCC is Responding to COVID-19.
MCC Thrift shops
Under the current provincial health guidelines, MCC Thrift shops in Manitoba are temporarily closed.
Sam's Place is currently open for pickup and delivery. Call ahead with your order at 204.415.4728 for pickup or order delivery through Door Dash (a local delivery app for your phone, iPad or tablet).
Changes to international program
We are sad to share that MCC will be ending programming in South Africa, Lesotho and Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Vietnam and China by the end of March 2021. Administrative oversight of several countries in Africa, South America, the Middle East and West Europe will continue with newly consolidated positions.
With these closures and transitions, at least 13 positions will end in the current fiscal year. MCC is working with each staff member to help them transition well and is grateful for their inspiring commitment to serve.
Cancellation of IVEP in Canada this year
MCC's International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP) in Canada has been cancelled for the 2020-2021 year (August through July), including all volunteer placements in Manitoba.
Shifts in domestic work
In the U.S. and Canada, MCC's domestic program faces many of the same challenges as our international work, with uncertain funding and ongoing travel restrictions.
In response, some layoffs – both temporary and permanent – have occurred and open jobs will remain unfilled for the foreseeable future. MCC is also applying other tools to help reduce overall expenses, including employee compensation reductions, deep cuts in travel and training, and additional reductions in multiple budgets.
Throughout these shifts, we are committed to our supporters, church partners and volunteers, and are immensely grateful for the many ways people are choosing to engage with MCC at this time.
Ten Thousand Villages
As a precaution for the safety of shoppers, volunteers and staff, Ten Thousand Villages stores in Manitoba temporarily suspended operations in mid-March. As the COVID-19 situation rapidly evolved, Ten Thousand Villages permanently closed two locations Winnipeg. This was in line with the January announcement to close corporate operations of the fair-trade company in Canada.
Two locations, one in Brandon and one in Steinbach, are open, and are operating with reduced store hours and implementing new guidelines from the Government of Manitoba.