Tag Archives: charity

Festival Finds

One of my favourite events of the year happened this weekend: the MCC Festival for World Relief. This is where thousands of people gather at the Tradex to eat, bid, buy, donate and visit all in support of MCC’s work … Continue reading

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Bangladesh – what have we learned?

When you treat workers as cheap labor it’s difficult to care for them. The long term solution to this is simply responsible entrepreneurship – Nazma Akhter, president of the Sommilito Garments Sramik Federation (Union of Garment Workers Association) A year … Continue reading

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Thrift and Auctions

There are two ways to do a charity auction – live and silent – and while I’ve had limited experience with live auctions, I’m noticing a growing trend with thrift shops and Silent Auctions A number of thrift shops that … Continue reading

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Portland Pseudo-thrift

Last week I told you about our trip to Portland and promised that I’d share some more about “thrift” shops in that lovely city. A really helpful woman at the downtown info centre suggested two thrift shops: the Goodwill on … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Soles

My sister and I are both avid thrift shoppers. Last week, we both bought shoes – me at Value Village in Abbotsford and she in Salvation Army in Kelowna. Here’s Benita’s shoes: Merrell in mint condition. Here’s mine: Josef Seibel, … Continue reading

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Contrasts in Courtenay

Contrasts in Courtenay Last week I wrote about the Black Creek MCC World Relief Fair and my fun in their Rummage Sale tent. The weather that weekend was crazy – torrential rain that turned into glorious sunshine – which lasted … Continue reading

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Rummaging for a Good Cause

If you’ve read my “About” section, you’ll know that I work for the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) – the relief, development and peace organization of the Anabaptist Mennonite churches in North America. MCC works in more than 50 countries worldwide, … Continue reading

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