Quick! Name one thing you wish you could change about February!

Your answer could have been any number of things: Valentine’s Day, the groundhog’s answer, the fact that you have to wait until the fifteenth for chocolate to go on sale, and the list could go on. Let’s face it; there’re lots of things that we could change about February.

At New Hamburg Thrift Centre, our answer was a little simpler: the snow and cold. We’re absolutely sick of the winter and we’re ready for some warmth and sunshine! Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we’re going to be seeing any of that soon… or are we?

With a little help from our imaginations, we’re going to be going south this year at New Hamburg Thrift Centre. Come check out our summer wear and collection of every item you might need to enjoy the warm weather that we… would like to think we’re experiencing. Mind over matter, right?

While you browse for beach towels and dream of dipping your feet in the ocean, know that your money is going to a good cause. Clean water isn’t a reality for all Canadians, like the Pikangikum First Nation community in Northern Ontario. In partnership with Pikangikum First Nation, MCC will be making potable drinking water accessible to youth in Pikangikum’s community facilities. The Youth H2O Project, in consultation with the Pikangikum First Nation Chief and Council, will provide the youth of Pikangikum access to clean drinking water at the local arena and adjacent youth centre.  In a community where an estimated 75% of the population is under the age of 25, the arena is an important social hub during the long winter months for both boys and girls hockey and ringette teams. MCC staff is working with partners to plan, develop, fundraise and implement this project for the summer of 2020.

To read more about this project, be sure to visit https://mcccanada.ca/learn/more/indigenous-water