Beginning in the late 1950’s, Mennonite Relief Sales began for the purpose of raising funds to support the projects and programs of Mennonite Central Committee, a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches. MCC shares God's love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. Forty three relief sale events in the U.S. and Canada raise over five million dollars annually. Sale events are hosted by local communities with the help of thousands of hundreds volunteers who contributing their time and resources. Relief sales today are festive events, enjoyed by large crowds that come for the food, fellowship and opportunity to support the relief, development and peace work of MCC. Attendees can purchase hand crafted quilts, wood products and a variety of other donated items. Some events include fun-runs, music and childrens activities. Learn more about relief sale locations and how you can get involved by browsing through web page.