“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

We’ve all experienced it; the anticipation of a new year and new experiences as we head into another fall season. While you might not be heading back to school, you can probably feel it coursing through the air. That feeling of something new just around the corner.

For students without proper access to education, this feeling is something that they might not get to experience. Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is committed to providing support to organizations that help students access education across the world that are disproportionately disadvantaged, such as children living in poverty, children affected by disabilities, and children living in situations impacted by HIV, or violence.

So, this fall, as you experience the sense of renewal and settle into new situations, consider supporting an MCC through the New Hamburg Thrift Store. By shopping at New Hamburg Thrift, your money will go directly to funding programs run by MCC, such as the programs that support global students who would otherwise lack access to the education that Canadian children are so lucky to have.

On a more local scale, we would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge Canada’s own dark past of Residential Schools when we ready ourselves for a new year. While there’s nothing to be done to change the damaged cause by the years that these schools were open across Canada, MCC is actively working toward supporting better relationships between the Organization and Indigenous individuals all over Canada. We work toward realizing the goals set out by Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and do so with help from the money raised from MCC thrift stores.

So, check out New Hamburg Thrift to find all that you might need for this changing season, including fall décor, clothing, and accessories, and begin to feel the tangible difference you’ll be making in the lives of real children across North America.