Welcome to your local MCC Thrift Shop in St. Catharines

Where Every Purchase Is A Gift To The World.

MCC Thrift is a non-profit thrift shop. All proceeds support Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in local and global relief, development and peace projects. Proceeds from MCC Thrift fund programs here in Ontario, Canada and globally.

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An incredible effort is under way to assist the Kashechewan First Nation community as the devastating COVID-19 outbreak is growing. In addition to the emergency food shipments and mental health support workers ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธMCC has also shipped the relief supplies below: 183 comforters โœ”๏ธ 20 hygiene kits โœ”๏ธ 10 school kits โœ”๏ธ ๐Ÿ™Œ Amazing work & thank you sponsors for your support! To Donate: If you are interested in learning more:
Are you between the ages 16-30?! ๐Ÿ˜Ž We would love to hear from you! Please take 5-10 minutes to complete the survey below. โœ”๏ธ ๐Ÿฅณ You will be entered for the chance to win a $50 MCC gift card. The survey will be open for 1 week (closing Wednesday, June 23rd) and the winner of the draw will be announced Friday, June 25th.
MCC is partnering with remote First Nations communities. ๐Ÿงค The COVID crisis is putting enormous pressure on the people of the James Bay Coast. We are asking our online community to participate is supplying emergency food assistance to our neighbours in the north. ๐Ÿค Please see this link for further information:
Have you done a bit of spring cleaning during the lockdown? ๐ŸŒท Our store will begin accepting donations on June 11th. Please see our donation schedule for more details: Monday 10am โ€“ 4pm Tuesday 10am โ€“ 4pm Wednesday 10am โ€“ 4pm Thursday 10am โ€“ 4pm Friday 10am โ€“ 4pm Saturday 10am โ€“ 3pm
๐Ÿ˜ฎDid you hear the big news? We will be reopening our store at a 15% capacity on Friday June 11th!๐ŸŽ‰ We missed you & we are so excited to see you! ๐ŸŽŠ Store Hours: Monday: 10am โ€“ 5pm Tuesday: 10am โ€“ 5pm Wednesday: 10am โ€“ 5pm Thursday: 10am โ€“ 5pm Friday: 10am โ€“ 5pm Saturday: 10am โ€“ 4pm ๐Ÿ›๏ธ We invite you to also shop online: #thriftdifferent #onlineshopping #thriftparty #mcc #reopening
๐Ÿ™ Reflecting on the announcement revealing the discovery of the remains of 215 children on the grounds of a former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia, MCC laments the loss of these young lives and the deep hurt this revelation causes all Indigenous people especially survivors and intergenerational survivors of residential schools. - We commit to helping honour the lives of all children and their families and mourning with the families of these little ones. - We commit to walking alongside Indigenous sisters and brothers seeking justice, and we encourage all Canadians to take actions that bear witness to the grief we are experiencing. MCCโ€™s Indigenous Neighbours program: โ˜Ž๏ธ If you require further emotional support or assistance, please call the IRS (Indian Residential School) Survivors Society 24hr crisis line at 1.866.925.4419.
Happy International Bike Week! ๐Ÿšฒ For today's #SustainabilityMonday tip, we want to encourage you to increase your bike usage. No bike? No problem! Time to pull out your roller blades, scooter, or just try WALKING to places instead using a motorized vehicle. ๐Ÿš• Cars, trucks and buses powered by fossil fuels are major contributors to air pollution. Transportation emits more than half of nitrogen oxides in our air, and it is a major source of global warming emissions. ๐ŸŒ Here are some reasons why you should bike/walk: - It helps to improve your physical & mental health ๐Ÿง  - You can save on gas money ๐Ÿ’ธ - You can enjoy the beautiful weather ๐Ÿ˜Ž Please share in the comments - how will you incorporate more walking/biking into your life? ๐Ÿ‘‡ #Airpollution #health #environment #SustainableMonday #MCCOntario #ecoconcious #community #mcctips #bestpractices #thrifting #thriftdifferent #thrifttips #biking #biketowork #biketoschool #outdoors
โœจWhen you shop with us, you are supporting the MCC Material Resources Program. ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ช Relief kits are designed with a family of 4 in mind (knowing that sometimes each kit may help more people). If each kit went to a family of 4 people these kits would help meet the needs for 29,064 people. ๐Ÿ”ฅ โœ… IF we stacked folded and stacked the amount of requested comforters from Canada this year they would be 2.8 times the height of the CN tower. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ ๐ŸŽ School Kits 11,099- This will require 88,792 Pencils If you want to give a gift of hope, please visit this link: ๐Ÿ’– #MaterialResourcesProgram #shoponline #mccpeace #mccprograms #Reliefsupplies #locallymade #globalhealth #GlobalAssistance #community #ReliefSupplies #SchoolSupplies #MCContario
๐ŸŽจDIY projects, quilting, crafting - what gets your creative juices flowing? Let us know in the comments. ๐Ÿ‘‡ ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Here at our shop, our creative volunteers upcycle some of the items that are damaged/cannot be resold. We hope that these ideas inspire you to reduce your environmental footprint โ™ป๏ธ - Buy second hand, swap & rent clothing โœ”๏ธ - Cut clothing into fabric squares for quilting โœ”๏ธ - Make rugs out of damaged clothing โœ”๏ธ - Upcycle glass jars - make plant jars, store small items/food โœ”๏ธ - Sell clothing in bulk as rags or materials for other projects โœ”๏ธ As part of the MCC Sustainability Campaign, you can take the Thrift First Pledge. โœ‹ By #thriftingfirst you are reducing the resources needed to produce new clothing and diverting items from the landfill. #SustainableMCC #ThriftFirst #ThriftPledge #MCCOntario #ecoconcious #community #mcctips #bestpractices #fashionindustry #thrifting #thriftdifferent #thrifttips Pledge:
๐Ÿ“ขOur shop will be closed for curbside pickup on Monday, May 24th, 2021. Have a wonderful weekend! ๐ŸŒป
๐ŸŒŽ Here are some snapshots of MCC partners around the world who have received relief-, school-, hygiene-kits and more. These gifts of hope are appreciated and valued globally. ๐Ÿ’– When you shop at MCC thrift, you are supporting this program. ๐Ÿ‘ If you want to give a gift of hope, please visit this link: ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ The countries featured in this video are: ๐Ÿ“ El Salvador ๐Ÿ“ Lebanon ๐Ÿ“ Honduras ๐Ÿ“ Guatemala ๐Ÿ“ Jordan ๐Ÿ“ South Sudan #MaterialResourcesProgram #shoponline #mccpeace #mccprograms #Reliefsupplies #locallymade #globalhealth #GlobalAssistance #community #ReliefSupplies #SchoolSupplies #MCContario
๐Ÿ“… It can take up to 200 years for clothing to decompose - That is a very very long time for 1 single clothing item. ๐Ÿคฏ ๐Ÿ‘’ 3/5 Fast fashion items end up in the landfill. ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Here is what we do to reduce our clothing environmental footprint: - Buy second hand, swap & rent clothing โœ”๏ธ - Donate, reuse or repurpose old clothes โœ”๏ธ - Buy better quality. Avoid fast fashion purchases that will be thrown out โœ”๏ธ - Buy clothes from sustainable brands โœ”๏ธ - Any other suggestions? please share below ๐Ÿ‘‡ As part of the MCC Sustainability Campaign, you can take the Thrift First Pledge. โœ‹ By #thriftingfirst you are reducing the resources needed to produce new clothing and diverting items from the landfill. #SustainableMCC #ThriftFirst #ThriftPledge #MCCOntario #ecoconcious #community #mcctips #bestpractices #fashionindustry #thrifting #thriftdifferent #thrifttips Pledge:

Unique Second-Hand Treasures.

Youโ€™ll find what youโ€™re looking for while making a difference to MCC programs and the environment by shopping at MCC Thrift. MCC Thrift stocks thousands of individually priced items: housewares, clothing, books, toys, and much more. Shopping at MCC Thrift is a sustainable and impactful way to save natural resources while contributing to development and relief in our local and global community.

COVID-19 Update

All MCC Thrift Shops are open in person as of Friday June 11th at 15% capacity.ย Masks Required.