The Niverville MCC Thrift Shop opened their doors on September 18th for a sneak peak behind their operations and to put a call out to local businesses.
The MCC Thrift Shop is a non-profit organization that sells gently used clothing, furniture, and household items. They first opened their doors in Altona 50 years ago, proceeded by a local shop in Niverville two years later after some local residents had the idea that they too could start their own venture.
Five women from five different churches spearheaded the project—Kathy Dyck (Word of Life Mission Church), Sadie Friesen (Niverville Mennonite Church), Hedy Peters (Niverville Mennonite Brethren Church), Katherine Unger (Niverville Christian Mennonite Conference Church), and Frances Klassen (Elim Mennonite Church).
With 50% of all sales going directly to MCC Manitoba, they are able to support the communities in which they operate and support missions around the world. The store is run mostly by volunteers with a few paid staff to give guidance.
The MCC Thrift Shop is calling on local businesses for partnerships, volunteer opportunities and donations. Contact Merris at (204)-388-4404 to see how you can get involved.