Newton Et Cetera Shop to Award Local Giving Grants

1 March 2022



Newton Et Cetera Shop to Award Local Giving Grants


Newton Et Cetera Shop invites organizations to apply for this year’s Local Giving Grants.

Local Giving grants are made available by the Newton Et Cetera Shop board of directors. Application forms may be downloaded at and must be submitted by e-mail to by April 25, 2022.

Micro-grants will be awarded to selected groups in June 2022, in amounts up to $500.

Applicants for the Local Giving grants must hold legal nonprofit status and operate out of and serve Newton, North Newton, Hesston, Goessel, Moundridge, Whitewater, Elbing, Halstead or Walton.

Applicants do not need to have a religious affiliation or mission, but they must function in a manner consistent with the mission of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC).

Newton Et Cetera Shop is a nonprofit thrift shop with a mission to meet human need by raising money for Mennonite Central Committee and the local community through the sale of donated items; providing quality, affordable, recycled merchandise for the community; and encouraging stewardship and recycling.

Newton Et Cetera Shop was started by volunteers in 1976 as a way of raising money for MCC. Currently more than 200 volunteers are actively involved. Since opening, the shop has donated more than $4 million to MCC.

“We’re excited to restart our Local Giving in 2022, after a year off because of the pandemic,” said Tammy Flaming, Newton Et Cetera Shop board president. “In 2012, the shop began setting aside 10 percent of its proceeds for local community giving, and this year we’re offering micro-grants up to $500. We invite area non-profit organizations to apply for a grant from our Local Giving Fund.

“Since 2012, we’ve given away over $177,000 locally. That’s in addition to thousands of dollars in gift cards going to community needs each year through our local partners. Because of the rising cost of living, we’ve increased our gift card amounts for these community partners from $10 a card to $15 a card this year. We’re glad to be able to share with our community in this way!”

MCC is a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches that 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.

MCC partners with local organizations and individuals in more than 50 countries around the world. Its priorities include disaster relief, sustainable community development, and justice and peace-building. A detailed description of MCC may be found at

For more information about the Local Giving grants, please contact Sara Dick, general manager, Newton Et Cetera Shop, 619 N. Main Street, Newton KS 67114; phone 316-283-9461 or e-mail The store is on Facebook at

Photos provided by 2020 Local Giving grant recipient and Newton Et Cetera Shop

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