Friday, February 23, 2018


There was an article in this week's Woolwich Observer regarding this new venture which opens March 1/18 in the Freiberger building on Arthur St.. That said most of the information in this posting is from a direct interview with a Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Thrift Shop manager.

The three R's are Reduce, Recycle and Reuse. This concept is of course the Reuse one. Profits will go to the MCC for their charitable work both abroad as well as at home. Household goods and clothing are sold by the pound as are toys, tools, books etc.. They are open six days a week from 10 am.-6 pm. with possibly later hours on Thursdays and shorter hours on Saturday.

Staff are both local as well as transfers from other nearby MCC Thrift Shops. The initial idea for this store was the result of brainstorming between several MCC Thrift Shop managers. Excess donations and donations that do not sell at the time during normal sales floor rotations at the various Thrift Stores will be sent to the re Purpose Centre. Customers will be both the general public and possibly even other Thrift Shops or Bargain Shops buying in bulk if they are currently low on product.

Similar to the Thrift Shops, volunteers are always needed and greatly appreciated. Volunteers range from high school students to senior citizens and everything in between.


  1. Nice tribute to that Elmira Manager that I think I know. What a great idea and I often wonder if we could do that to all levels of politicians.