QUALITY USED GOODS THAT CHANGE THE WORLD - Working toward a better environment

REPURPOSE YOUR SHOPPING

LEARN ABOUT MCC REPURPOSE CENTRE
How it Works

HOW IT WORKS

New items rolled out multiple times a day!
Everything is discounted! Ignore the price tags, you pay by weight.

SHOP

Shop for what you like and disregard the tag prices, as you pay for everything by weight.  Weigh scales will be located in the shop for your convenience.

PRICE LIST

  • Clothing, footware & accessories = $1.88/lb or $4.14/kg
  • Housewares & books = $0.88/lb or $1.94/kg
  • Jewellery = $5.88/lb or $12.94/kg

NEW LIFE

One of our goals is to rePurpose items into usable products. One such product is Industrial Rags. An environmentally friendly alternative to paper towels or disposable shop towels. Industrial rags are perfect for all-purpose cleaning in the office, in the shop, on the plant floor, or on the farm! We sell 25-pound bales for $20, 5-pound bags for $5 and take Custom Orders. Click here for more information or to order.

COMMUNITY

No one else is selling used items by the pound in our Region, and the rePurpose Centre is filling this void in a significant way. By-the-pound shopping is the most cost-effective way to purchase and is saving families even more on everything from clothing, toys and sporting goods, to housewares, home décor, and books!

"You save approximately 1,800 gallons of water by buying used jeans instead of new."
* wateruseitwisely.com
How it Works
Saving Our World

SAVING OUR WORLD

We want to reduce the negative impact of waste on the environment! Our extensive recycling and repurposing programs provide assurance that we’ll make a greater impact, build stronger communities and reduce our carbon footprint!

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Last year MCC Thrift Shops diverted over 600,000cubic feet of waste from local landfills.

600,000 Cubic feet of material is the same size as...

76

Blue Whales

152

City Buses

7

Olympic Pools

"You save 15 pounds of Carbon Dioxide
emissions by buying a used t-shirt"
*Chavan RB, Institute of Sustainable and Appropriate Technology
Saving Our World
Shop

SHOP

You’ll find what you need to complete an outfit, gear up for a weekend away or find that unique piece to complete your room.

Deeper discounts on quality used items originally featured at one of our ten retail locations! More savings passed on to you every day at our rePurpose Centre in Elmira.

Don’t miss out on UPDATES and FEATURED ITEMS at the MCC rePurpose Centre! Be sure to FOLLOW US on social media!

OR visit one of our nine retail locations around Southwestern Ontario where you’ll get first chance at treasures and unique finds. Donated goods are accepted at these locations only – the rePurpose Centre does NOT accept donations

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Volunteer

VOLUNTEER

Connect with us today to discover how you can literally change the world by volunteering at the rePurpose Centre. Volunteers like you are vital to the relief, development and peace work of MCC! Join us for team building, as an individual, or with your family. Build skills and experience, form new friendships and volunteer! Come for a shift or two, or become a regular partner with ongoing impact!

Volunteer Positions available:

Retail – Cashiers, retail floor support, displays

Warehouse – Sorting donations, hanging clothing, workroom support, handyperson, truck ride along

Recycling – metal recycling, quilt and comforter patches, rag cutting

Kitchen – break time preparation – open to school and community programs (supervision needed)

Volunteer
Why MCC

WHY MCC

Since 1920 Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) has lived by their mission to impact disadvantaged people through their work in relief, development and peace.

Locally in Ontario we work with refugee resettlement, people in poverty, Indigenous and Low German communities and restorative justice. From our Kitchener warehouse, we ship material aid like health and relief kits overseas to places like Syria, Jordan and Lebanon.

Globally we work with communities impacted by conflict and natural disasters in 72 different countries. We’re meeting needs at a basic level through our partners as we provide food aid, agricultural assistance, education and we work toward bringing peace to areas of conflict. We are deeply aware that we could not do any of this work without strategic partners, donors and shoppers like you. To learn more about our work go to www.mcco.ca

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"The first Ontario MCC Thrift Shop opened in
St. Catharines in 1974."
*MCC Canada
Why MCC
Contact Us

CONTACT US

Use the form to email us, or if you’d like to talk with a real person – call us.

Be sure to follow us on social media for exclusive news on our features; the special items hitting the floor and updates at the MCC rePurpose Centre.

OUR ADDRESS

  • 6 Arthur Street North, Elmira
  • repurpose@mcco.ca
  • 519-669-3284

CENTRE HOURS

  • Monday: 9am – 5pm
  • Tuesday: 9am – 5pm
  • Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
  • Thursday: 9am – 8pm
  • Friday:  9am – 5pm
  • Saturday:  9am- 5pm
  • Sunday: Closed

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REPURPOSE YOUR SHOPPING — QUALITY USED GOODS THAT CHANGE THE WORLD!