The New Hamburg Thrift Centre is a Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) thrift shop. All proceeds from the sale of items (not just a portion of sales) go directly to fund the work of MCC.
MCC is a registered charitable organization with local and global programs including relief, development and peace work. This includes programs in areas such as education, health, agriculture, peacebuilding and justice issues, relief work, and job creation.
For more information on Mennonite Central Committee, visit www.mcc.org
New Hamburg Thrift Centre History
New Hamburg Thrift Shop began in April 1981 in the Riverside Brass building on Waterloo Street. This shop was supported by 18 churches in the New Hamburg area. In June 1990, the shop moved to 65 Heritage Drive, New Hamburg in the Ten Thousand Villages building.
Furniture & More opened for business on February 19, 2001 at 385 Waterloo Street, New Hamburg. The housewares department was transferred from the Heritage Drive location to this new store. At this time the name New Hamburg Thrift Shop was changed to Clothing & More. It was not long before the vision for a larger facility to house both Clothing & More and Furniture & More gained momentum.
Land was purchased to house both shops under one roof and by December 2006, the New Hamburg Thrift Centre was open for donations and on January 15, 2007, the Centre opened. The new centre included 16,000 square feet with 8,000 square feet dedicated to the retail area and 8,000 square feet for warehouse and receiving.
Currently, New Hamburg Thrift Centre is run by a small staff of 8 full-time Managers, 2 part-time Relief Managers and over 400 volunteers.