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Support Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) by participating in these virtual events.
- Shop at Ten Thousand Villages and designate the Goshen Ten Thousand Villages store
- Shop in the silent auction or attend the live online quilt auction
- Run or walk in the MCC Run for Relief
Ten Thousand Villages Relief Sale Saturdays: Sept. 19, & 26- 10am – 3pm – 10% of all Goshen Ten Thousand Villages Store sales on these Saturdays will go to MCC. For more information, go to http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/goshen.
Online Auction: Register now – the auction started last Friday! Many specialty items, gift certificates, themed baskets and events etc. – start shopping! Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale auction site at http://charityauction.bid/MCCsale2020. The online auction began Friday, September 18 and ends Saturday, September 26, at 3:00 p.m.
Live Webcast Quilt Auction: “100 Quilts for 100 Years” Live Webcast Quilt Auction, celebrating the centennial year of Mennonite Central Committee, is an all-virtual event complete with auctioneers! Register now – click on “Register as a bidder” at http://charityauction.bid/MCCsale2020. All bidding will happen online.
Early bidding begins September 18 at 12:00 a.m., and the live auction will take place on Saturday, September 26, from 9:30 a.m. until approximately 1:30 p.m.
Go to the website at http://charityauction.bid/MCCsale2020 to place your bids and to watch the live auction (click Join the live auction to access the live webcast Zoom link). Access the “Live auction catalog” at this site to see the quilts, throws and wall hangings. A special 2020 Michiana Relief Sale postage stamp/appliqued centennial quilt will be auctioned at approximately 11:00 a.m. The noon break will be followed with the sale of a commemorative MCC centennial pitcher, handcrafted by Mark Goertzen, followed by an opportunity for blessing bids, inspired by the MCC Centennial Traveling Quilt.
RUNNING (contact Dale if you are interested in doing something with other NSMC people)
Run for Relief: Sign up for a Virtual Run to be completed the weekend of September 26–27. For more information, go to https://runsignup.com/Race/IN/Goshen/MCCRunForRelief.
In this time of economic downturn and pandemic, MCC will be facing particularly great challenges in fulfilling its mission to serve those in need in over 50 nations. Your auction purchases and donations help sustain the relief, development and peacemaking programs of MCC, as it works to promote equity in the U.S. and throughout the world. To find out more about MCC, or to make a donation, please visit https://mcc.org or email GreatLakes@mcc.org.