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Posted: May 10, 2024
Ten Thousand Villages Cobourg is always excited to bring fair trade shopping back to the heart of fair trade country in New Hamburg during the Relief Sale, and this year we have an extra special surprise: hand-knotted Bunyaad rugs will also make a return with us!The former New Hamburg Ten Thousand Villages store was the home of Bunyaad rugs for many years and this will be the first time that they... Read More
Posted: Jan 29, 2024
 Sara Cressman fell, literally, into quilting when she was two years old. She doesn’t remember this herself, but her mother has told the story. One evening, as young Sara was watching her mother and other ladies work on quilts at Nith Valley Mennonite Church, she couldn’t resist the inviting softness of the quilt stretched out like a trampoline on its frame. She leapt onto the quilt,... Read More
Posted: May 17, 2023
Since you are on the NHMRS website reading this article, I suspect you already know the intrinsic benefits of paying it forward - helping others, fulfilling your personal beliefs/duties, feeling good, and improving the local and/or global community. However, there are two available tax benefits donating provides to also consider. The first tax benefit most people are aware of: donations can... Read More
Posted: Apr 18, 2023
There is nothing more satisfying to the members of the Northeast Hope Antique Tractor Breakfast Club (NEAT) than restoring an old piece of equipment to its former glory. Since 2001, NEAT has been doing this restorative work, donating over a dozen antique tractors to the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale over the years. This year’s machine is a Massey Ferguson 65 which was actually first... Read More
Posted: Jan 30, 2023
“I felt like the project was exciting all the way through, but I still didn’t expect it to be where it is today!” Karen Martin, the chair of the planning committee of the North Woolwich Sewing Circle, is excited to share the 2023 feature quilt at the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale. With 25 quilters from the Sewing Circle and help from a highly skilled friend, this year’s quilt, Soda Lite... Read More
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


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