Vladimir Kozlov distributes material resources such as MCC-supplied comforters, canned meat, relief kits and school kits at a distribution through MCC partner New Life Fund in Nikopol, Ukraine. (Submitted)

Gift buckets of thanks in Chilliwack this Thanksgiving

MCC campaign provides families around the globe, disrupted by war and disaster, with basic hygiene supplies

Mennonite Central Committee is launching its ‘Buckets of Thanks’ campaign nationwide from Oct. 7 to 14, just in time to celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving.

The campaign aims to provide families around the globe, disrupted by war and disaster, with basic hygiene supplies, bringing them much needed relief in their hour of need.

Building Buckets of Thanks is a fantastic activity to bond over with your family and friends, while giving back. If you decide to build a bucket by yourself or as a group, begin by purchasing a 20-litre plastic bucket. Fill it with enough hygiene supplies for a family of four and drop it off at Chilliwack MCC Thrift Shop (45774 Kipp Ave.).

If you can’t build buckets, you can look to sponsor Buckets of Thanks with an online donation that will go towards the cost of building and delivering buckets.

“The timing of the Buckets of Thanks campaign could not have been better. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we encourage people to show their gratitude for all they have by paying it forward,” says Scott Campbell, director of communications and donor relations said. “The year 2020 is MCC’s centennial and we want to celebrate by scaling-up our work with displaced people. It all begins with the Buckets of Thanks campaign this fall. We invite everyone to be part of the MCC story and learn how you can contribute.”

In 2018, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) shipped nearly 25,000 buckets to families within Canada and across the globe, working closely with local partners to choose relief items that will be most beneficial to their communities.

For more, go to mcccentennial.com/collect/build-a-bucket/.

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