We all want to make a difference. Besides, who doesn’t like giving your wardrobe an overhaul or changing up the décor in your living room? Buying quality second hand clothing, furniture and housewares from a trusted source gives you the peace of mind and confidence that you are getting a great deal, a unique and quality item, and that you’re making an impact to help build a better future. With all that, let’s explore how thrift shops contribute to care for creation and strive to be good environmental stewards.
MCC Thrift Shops have been providing a unique shopping experience for communities in Ontario and across Canada for more than 40 years. Under the umbrella of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), a trusted charity dedicated to relief, development and peace work both locally and around the world, our Ontario thrift shops provide the opportunity for customers to know their purchases are having an impact far beyond the walls of their local shop.
Your support of MCC Thrift Shops results in less waste going to landfills and reduces the demand for more production and the waste that it creates. Feel good about your shopping and know that your dollars are making an impact to the environment around us and to basic human need and work for peace and justice in over 70 countries around the world.
Supporting an MCC Thrift Shop is a foray into a community of like-minded conservation focused enthusiasts who embrace their own uniquely personalized style of expression while also having a heart and mind for the health and growth of our environment. By donating or shopping at MCC Thrift Shops, you’ll provide your community with quality second hand clothing, furniture and housewares that have lots of life left in them. You’ll be making a contribution in a way that meets tangible needs in your community as well as having an impact on the global community and our environment.
Through the programs and projects of MCC, purchases made at our shops are helping in so many ways to improve lives and grow stronger communities. Your purchase helps us support men and women transitioning out of homelessness in local communities and provide opportunities for individuals to learn trades and start small business ventures to support their families in countries all over the world. And with the growing global crises of humanitarian need we are able to provide more for the basic needs of individuals and families devastated by trauma, violence and natural disasters.
Shop with peace of mind, knowing every purchase from an MCC Thrift Shop is making a difference to the environment in your community and in the lives of children and families around the world. Get what you need while you help those in need!