Approximately 200 dignitaries and volunteers took to the shovels to mark the beginning of the MCC Centre on Gladys Saturday.

Approximately 200 dignitaries and volunteers took to the shovels to mark the beginning of the MCC Centre on Gladys Saturday.

Groundbreaking of new MCC project in Abbotsford

The site on Gladys Avenue will house a number of programs and services, including two thrift shops.

  • Jun. 22, 2013 12:00 p.m.

A groundbreaking ceremony took place Saturday afternoon in Abbotsford at the site of the new Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) BC project on Gladys Avenue.

MCC BC has purchased 8.5 acres to house the MCC Furniture and More and MCC Abby East thrift shops, as well as offices, the Material Resource Centre, Ten Thousand Villages, a cafe and more.

MCC expects to save more than $350,000 a year in lease costs by consolidating the two thrift shops.

For more information or to contribute to the project, visit mcclegacy.com.