MCC Thrift Shop

Saskatoon’s only MCC Thrift store moves to new location

Saskatoon’s Village Green Thrift Shop held a grand opening celebration at its new location in Saskatoon on Feb. 11. The all-in-one location, situated on 33rd Street, takes the place of the separate thrift shop, and a furniture store in the city’s Riversdale neighbourhood. Both of the original buildings are now for sale.

“We had simply outgrown those spaces”, said Martin Irving, thrift manager for Mennonite Central Committee Saskatchewan. “We did our best to make it work within those spaces for the last decade, but the time had come for a change.”

The gift of giving time

After 46 years, Margie Steingart still works at the Christian Benefit Thrift Shop in St. Catharines, Ont. (MCC 100 stories for 100 years photo)

Many people have given their time to volunteering, but few have a record of volunteering for the same organization for 46 years. Margie Steingart has that distinction. She has volunteered for the Christian Benefit Thrift Shop in St. Catharines, Ont., since it opened in January 1974, making her, at the age of 93, the oldest volunteer there.

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