On Exhibit at the Haus May 3 to 25.
The New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale takes place every year on the last Friday and Saturday of May. The Relief Sale started in 1967 by individuals from Mennonite churches in southwestern-Ontario in response to the ever-growing world-wide need for relief from hunger, poverty and natural disaster and for development and peace-building activities.
The net proceeds from the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale are forwarded to Mennonite Central Committee Ontario (MCCO)*, a not-for-profit relief, service and development and peace agency of the Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches in North America. MCC seeks to demonstrate God's love by working among people around the world suffering from poverty, conflict, oppression and natural disaster. Started in 1920 in response to hunger in the Ukraine, MCC strives for peace, justice and dignity of all people. Schneider Haus National Historic Site is happy to once again be a part of the preview of a selection of the auction quilts. Quilts can be viewed on the MCC website.