Little shop with a big heart

The MCC Thrift Shop on Roxby Road is a bee-hive of activity.

The MCC Thrift Shop on Roxby Road is a bee-hive of activity.

Upstairs volunteers staff the till, put out items to be sold, straighten shelves and tidy the clothing racks.

June Foreman, who manages the shop, chats with Robert, a volunteer who has brought in a beautiful framed print to consider for the shop’s silent auction area.

“I have the best job here,” Robert says. “I get to be creative.”

Robert and Fred, another volunteer, work with prints, paintings and photographs often replacing the frames and mats that are also donated to the shop. Their efforts give these art pieces a fresh, professional look.

Foreman says it’s the love and dedication of these volunteers that makes the shop a special place.

“The MCC Kelowna Thrift Shop is run by the love of the most amazing volunteers who deeply trust and love the Lord,” she said. “They love one another and have a great sense of camaraderie and fun.”

MCC Thrift Shops support the worldwide relief, peace and development ministry of MCC —the Mennonite Central Committee.

In Kenya, for example,  MCC is working with local partners to build sand dams and provide families with clean water close to home.

To learn more about MCC and its thrift shops, visit bc.mcc.org, visit the Kelowna MCC Thrift Shop at 125 Roxby Rd., or call 250-765-7838.

 

Kelowna Capital News

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