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Posted: May 31, 2022
Len's Mill Stores has been a long-time supporter of the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale and is our Auction sponsor at the 2022 sale. Why is Partnership important to your company? What impact of partnerships do you see in your community? Partnership is when two groups of people are able to work together in a mutually beneficial way to sustain and grow a common goal. The New Hamburg Mennonite... Read More
Posted: May 25, 2022
We live in paradoxical times. Our world is bountiful and connected in an unprecedented way. Yet, within nations and across borders, there is a staggering inequality that prevents access to basic needs for many. This imbalance is a source of poverty and preventable suffering, both globally and at home. Wealthy regions continue to grow richer while developing nations remain excluded from sharing in... Read More
Posted: May 20, 2022
Calvin Jutzi has been a long-time supporter and volunteer at the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale. He recently shared his perspective as a bid-taker in the auctioning of "Threads of Africa" in this podcast episode of Undercurrents. Why is partnership important to your company? The company (Calvin) has been involved since 1997 and in 2000 I was able to convince the board that they... Read More
Posted: May 18, 2022
When it’s time to buy a trailer for business or a hobby, you want to get the most for your money since a trailer is a big expense. You may start looking at used trailers for sale since they are often more cost-efficient, but there are several reasons to consider buying a new trailer. Here’s what you need to know to decide if a new trailer is right for you.  1)    ... Read More
Posted: May 17, 2022
You may have heard that Ten Thousand Villages fair trade will be returning to the 2022 Relief Sale and wonder how that is possible, given that Ten Thousand Villages Canada had to shut down their retail operations across Canada in the spring of 2020. Despite that closure, seven independent stores were able to continue operations across the country. In Ontario, both the Port Colborne and Cobourg... Read More
Posted: May 13, 2022
For many, the table is where our first significant engagements happen. As children, the dinner table is where we share food and interaction with family or friends, be it lively discussion or quiet conversation. The table is where we listen, learn, share stories and ideas; where we are nurtured and find our way to engage positively with others. Clean lines of ‘Tribeca’ from St. Jacobs... Read More
Posted: May 06, 2022
What is a manufacturer? Do they simply make and sell goods around the world? Is that all a manufacturer is? Or are they more than that? We are Boshart Industries. Established in 1955, we are a Master Distributor of pipe, valves and fittings, primarily in the world of water well and plumbing. We are industry leaders not only with our contractor-grade products, but through our... Read More
Posted: May 04, 2022
Charitable giving has become a part of being Canadian.  Whether it is children selling chocolates door-to-door, the Christmas kettle at the local mall or sponsoring a participant at an annual event, we all do it.  It is so ingrained in our culture that it is rewarded by the Canadian government. Every year we collect our donation receipts and claim them as a tax credit. However, most... Read More
Posted: Apr 27, 2022
Pets can become frustrated when there is a lack of mental stimulation in their day-to-day activities, leading them to act out. Dogs and cats are curious by nature and love to learn, so it is important to focus on physical activity and mental activity! What are “Mental Enrichment” games? Any activity that exercises your pet’s brain and promotes the use of their senses and problem-solving skills... Read More
Posted: Feb 23, 2022
By most accounts, Kindred Credit Union (Kindred) and Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) are wonderful success stories in their respective sectors. The credit union is a leader in values-based banking, continuing to grow in a competitive financial marketplace, while MCC is recognized as a leading relief and development organization in Canada and internationally. Both organizations have strong... Read More

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