On March 28, 2018 Winnipeg's Material Resources Centre hummed with activity as families assembled relief kits for MCC.
A handful of multi-generational families took up an invitation to pack the kits during spring break with supplies purchased by a local donor. The hard work of a couple dozen children, parents and grandparents resulted in over 200 relief kits, responding to a pressing call for relief supplies from MCC partners in countries experiencing disaster and conflict.
Kim Arpin-Ricci volunteered with her son Micah saying, "Micah [packed kits] with his school and enjoyed it and so it seemed like a good thing to do on spring break. It's a way for us to participate in what's going on bigger than ourselves."
Sophia Bezoplenko, coordinator of Winnipeg's Material Resources Centre, reflected, "It was so nice to see parents with their children, and grandparents with their grandchildren, learning about MCC’s work and getting involved together. Having seen firsthand what a relief kit means to a family impacted by conflict and displacement, I am so excited that we could put together so many more kits that will make a huge difference in the lives of more families."