Summer Shop Assistant: July 2, 2019

The MCC Thrift Shop movement was started over 40 years ago in Altona, Manitoba. MCCS Thrift Shops seek to be a friendly, caring presence in their community, showing value and respect to all. Practicing and promoting faithful stewardship, care for God’s creation and raising funds for MCC are key components to the mission statement of the Thrift Shops.

 

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Saskatchewan

Spinning straw into gold

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan - The inaugural year of Grow Hope in Saskatchewan was an outstanding success!  The generosity of two Saskatchewan farmers and 63 donors helped to raise over $111,000 for Canadian Foodgrains Bank food security projects around the world. After being matched by the government this can turn into as much as $550,000! 

Grow Hope is a unique project that brings people together - local and international, urban and rural, Catholic and Mennonite - in a common goal of working to end global hunger. 

Bolivia

Protéger la terre

Les partenaires du MCC aident des agriculteurs boliviens comme Abel Machada à protéger leur terre contre le changement climatique et les pratiques minières nuisibles

« Ils ont peur de nous maintenant », m’a-t-il dit, même si le visage bienveillant et ridé d’Abel Machada n’inspire pas la peur, ses yeux et son sourire expriment plutôt une invitation à l’amitié. Cependant, son histoire, celle de la ténacité face à la lutte continue, trompe sur sa nature douce. Il est un David bolivien qui dévisage Goliath, et représente une menace pour le pouvoir dans des endroits les plus inattendus.

Grow Hope Launch 2019

The warmer months in Alberta brings forth excitement and joy for the launch of another Alberta Grow Hope campaign to fight world hunger. In partnership with CFGB (Canadian Foodgrains Bank) Grow Hope is an MCC initiative that is focused on raising funds to help fight world hunger. 100% of proceeds from Grow Hope support food security projects worldwide.

Grow Hope 2019 officially launched last month with two community launch events held in Edmonton and Calgary! This year there are 400 acres available to be sponsored!

Zimbabwe

"We could really see the impact"

From Canada to Zimbabwe - farmers travel to see their support in action

Sheila and Clarence Reimer are long-time MCC supporters, but up until recently had never seen the impact of their donations first-hand.

The Reimers farm about 2,300 acres of wheat, canola, oats and soybeans south of Crystal City, Manitoba with their son, Dylan.

The couple was invited to take part in an MCC learning tour to southern Africa earlier this year and saw, among other things, the food projects they’ve donated to for years. The learning tour primarily focused on communities in Zimbabwe.

The Reimers say it was an opportunity they “couldn’t pass up.”

Haiti

A real-life loaves-and-fishes story

An MCC partner in Haiti is helping families restore their livelihoods with small-scale agriculture products more than two-and-a-half years after Hurricane Matthew

ST JEAN DU SUD, Haiti—“When you do good works, God will multiply them more and more.”

The disciples replied, “We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish.” And Jesus said, “Bring them here to me.” Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. — Matthew 14:17-20

MCC Marketplace Recall Notice

MCC Marketplace Recall Notice to Individuals that purchased microwave bowl holders 

We have just been made aware that our bowl holders we sold do not have fabric or batting that we can guarantee is safe to use in the microwave. We are issuing a recall of this product immediately and ask that you either discontinue use of the holder in your microwave. You may return it to 50 Kent, Suite 203 for a full $5.00 refund. Unfortunately at this time we are not able to replace this item. Please contact us at (519) 745.8458, and speak with Chris at ext. 225.

Be a Growing Hope Farm Volunteer

Growing Hope Farm in urban Cambridge is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit initiative that produces fresh fruit, eggs and meat and gives job training for at-risk youth. They need help feeding goats, putting up fences, selling produce at market, making connections in the community and everything in between. All proceeds are donated to MCC.