The $200 Challenge

Do you accept the challenge?

MCS is growing, and our Thrift Store is expanding! You can get involved by taking on this special challenge.

What is the $200 challenge? By September 12, 2019, we hope to have reached 1,000 people to donate $200 each to the MCS Capital Campaign!

Your $200 will go towards bigger facilities for the Aylmer Thrift Store and Mennonite Community Services. Your donation will help create better and fully accessible shopping at the Thrift Store for all! Your donation will also help grow our community programs.

Every step gets us closer to our goal! If $200 is not possible for you, please know that every little bit helps. Any donation is appreciated! Please help us spread the word. Donations are tax receiptable. There are several ways you can make a donation:

 -in person or by mail at Mennonite Community Services, 16 Talbot St. E., Aylmer, ON, N5H 1H4
 -call in with your credit card number to Mennonite Community Services, 519-765-3020
 -online via Canada Helps
 -at Aylmer Kindred Credit Union. Deposit into the MCS Building account.

Once you’ve accepted the challenge, share on Facebook and challenge your friends and family! Help us spread the word.

For more details about MCS and the work of MCS in our community, please visit our website,, or call 519-765-3020.

Job of the Week – Aug 7, 2019

Farmers are in full swing and they need you! VanWychen Farms is looking for a reliable, hard working individual to help them out on the farm. Check out the posting or contact MCS Employment Services at 519-765-2082, 25 Centre St., Aylmer, ON, for more details.

Canadian Citizenship Workshop – August 14, 2019

A FREE workshop will be offered on August 14 at 2:30pm, for Permanent Residents to find out more about the process of becoming a Canadian Citizen. There will be doorprizes!

Hosted by MCS Settlement Services at 16 Talbot St. E, Aylmer ON. Call 519.765.3020 to reserve your spot. Low German translation will be available.

Free 4-Day Customer Service and Cashier Training Course

Looking for skills training that will help you get the job?

Sign up for this FREE 4-day course: Customer Service and Cashier Training, offered July 22-25, 9am-2:30pm.

Contact our Employment Services staff at 519.765.2082 or e-mail [email protected] to sign up or find out more information.

MCS Charity Auction & Food Fest – Saturday, June 22, 2019

Stop in between 6:00pm – 9:00pm for Burgers tonight (Friday, June 21) and a sneak peek at the items for Auction tomorrow!

Don’t forget to use the Elk Street entrance as everything else is blocked off due to construction.

MCS Charity Motorcycle Ride

The annual Charity Motorcycle Ride to benefit MCS is just around the corner!

Enjoy a fun group ride on a scenic lake shore route, ending with a delicious barbeque (families welcome).

Registration will take place on the morning of the ride between 7:30am to 8:30am at the Saxonia Hall next to the Tim Hortons on Hwy #3 Aylmer. Donuts and coffee will be provided. Kickstands up at 9:00am!

A big thank you to the sponsors Tricorp Transportation, Wall-Ex, and Peloquin Promotional Printing. A very big thank you as well to the volunteer organizers of this event! If you would like to become a sponsor or volunteer for this event, please let us know by filling out the form at

More information at

MCS Building Announcement


MCS is growing! More space is needed!

Watch our building announcement from our Executive Director, Abe Harms:

Help Us Grow!

Join us to raise funds for our new location. You can be a part of this exciting mission by donating to our capital fund and participating in our fundraising events in 2019. A conditional offer was made to purchase the complex at 300 Talbot Street West, Aylmer. (Current tenants and ICS will remain). Donations accepted online through CanadaHelps or in person at 16 Talbot Street East, Aylmer.

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