Updated February 23, 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.
Material Resources Centres
Material Resources Centres in Winnipeg and Plum Coulee are reopening for curbside drop-offs and pick-ups.
Winnipeg and Plum Coulee - Donations
Donations and material pick-ups are available by appointment only while Manitoba is under Code Red provincial health restrictions.
Appointments can be scheduled by contacting your nearest MR Centre at 204-261-6381 (Winnipeg) or 204-829-3005 (Plum Coulee).
When scheduling your appointment, please:
- Provide quantity and type of donation to drop off (if relevant)
- Provide quantity of fibre fill* and/or flannel to purchase (if relevant)
- Provide name and phone number of person dropping off or picking up
- Answer COVID-19 screening questions
*Please note the price of fibre fill has increased per 50m roll from $70/roll to $80/roll, effective January 15, 2021.
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 204-261-6381 (Winnipeg) or 204-829-3009 (Plum Coulee) with any questions.
Material Resources Centre Volunteers
Some volunteers at the MR Centre in Winnipeg and Plum Coulee are active in safe and healthy ways. Otherwise, volunteers are asked to stay home at this time.
On January 7, MCC announced the closure of the Plum Coulee Warehouse effective June 30, 2021. Drop-offs of donations will continue at this location until May 1, 2021. You can read more about this decision here.
For more information, please contact us at email@example.com 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.
Watch this video to learn more about how MCC has been responding to COVID-19 locally and globally.
MCC Thrift shops
Under the current provincial health orders, most MCC Thrift shops in Manitoba have reopened with safe shopping guidelines in place. Some MCC Thrift shops have chosen to remain closed until the new year.
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.