There’s going to be a bit of a commotion at the MCC Thrift and Gift Store Aug. 16, when the store hold its second teen shopping night.
“It’s about getting teens excited about thrift we have stocked piled all the brands that teens would like and the night is just for them: the music is going to be turned up loud and all over the store we will have clothing on display,” said Betty Marshall of the MCC Thrift Store.
The store has been saving brand name clothing including Abercrombie, American Eagle, Aeropostale, Hollister, Campus Crew, Blue Notes, and Streetwear over the last few months for this night.
“We have over 30 bins of clothing we have saved for teens and college students,” said Marshall. “We want to promote thrift: they don’t have to go to the mall, we are an alternative and their purchase here helps many out in the world.”
Proceeds from the sales of the clothes go to the Mennonite Central Committee, which is currently involved in helping communities in Northern Ontario who are battling forest fires and are assisting in the East African drought as funds are being sent to help with the famine and the refugees.
“The purchase helps twofold, teens are able to buy reasonably priced clothing and their purchase supports the disaster relief, sustainable community development and justice and peace-building work of Mennonite Central Committee locally and globally,” said Marshall.
There will be surprise discounts at the check out as well as the MCC Thrift Store team have created discount flowers with amounts ranging from 10 to 30 per cent off. As an additional bonus any teen who visits the MCC
Facebook account and sign up to the group will receive an additional 10 per cent off clothes, and that could lead to having up to 40 per cent of their total purchase.
“It’s a fun night out for teens and parents can know their money is also helping others,” she said.
The first teen night at the MCC Thrift store was held in February and the store saw line-ups out the door.
“I don’t know what to expect this time out, I know it’s just going to be fun,” said Marshall.
The store will close at 5 p.m. on Aug. 16 as the staff prepares to fill the store with all the clothes and set up the three additional change rooms for customers. The store will then reopen from 6 until 10 p.m.