It has been noteworthy for the Brandon MCC Thrift Store that the final quarter of the 12 months has been fairly busy, this after 2 1/2 years of challenges by means of the pandemic.
“This time of the 12 months tends to be the busiest time of the 12 months in any case, so it is good to see it perking up after the final couple of years of Covid,” shares Retailer Supervisor, Shelly Burrows.
With colder climate right here, and Christmas across the nook, the MCC Thrift Store has already been stocking their cabinets with hotter clothes and Christmas decor.
“If you happen to’ve been searching for winter clothes, that is been out since August,” explains Burrows. “We are inclined to sustain with what the mainstream shops are doing. I attempt to have it out right here in time that you’d purchase it thrift versus purchase it contemporary and assist save the atmosphere, and possibly avoid wasting cash in your pocket as nicely,” she provides.
The Thrift Retailer on Pacific Avenue in downtown Brandon continues to be feeling the consequences of Covid, particularly with regards to their volunteer base.
“That is the place we obtained hit the toughest by means of Covid,” explains Burrows. “A few of our volunteers aged out and selected that point to take action, and the youthful ones could not come for some time and so it has been exhausting to get them again, however we’re hopeful.”
The Brandon MCC Thrift Store is celebrating 50 years of supporting the Westman Area. For extra info volunteering, donating or buying at the MCC Thrift Store in Brandon, go to their web site or Fb web page, or click on HERE!
All are “invited to a reside, digital celebration of fifty years of MCC Thrift! We are going to get collectively to rejoice the historical past, creativity and generosity of the MCC Thrift community. During the last 50 years MCC Thrift has raised greater than CA$305 million for the work of MCC at house and all over the world—all whereas offering reasonably priced secondhand items and group connection. Let’s rejoice that legacy!”
On this reside, digital celebration you will hear tales from MCC Thrift’s grassroots beginnings, meet a few of our superb workers and volunteers and rejoice the impression that the community has made potential.
You’ll be able to register on-line now to attend the digital occasion, and you will get extra particulars by electronic mail nearer to the day. The celebration can be held on Zoom on November 22 at 9 pm AST / 8 pm EST / 7 pm CST / 6 pm MST / 5 pm PST.
Click on HERE to register for the MCC fiftieth Anniversary Celebration by means of Zoom!
Photograph beneath submitted by MCC Thrift (Clockwise from prime left: Linie Friesen, Selma Loewen, Susan Giesbrecht and Sara Stoesz, the founders of the primary MCC Thrift store; Orientation for volunteers on the Et Cetera Store in Bluffton, Ohio; Faculty college students take a look at the SELFHELP Crafts show on the Et Cetera Store in Bluffton, Ohio.)