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MCC is an international charity that works to bring relief development and peace in the name of Christ to those in need.  MCC is present in 60 countries with over 450 partners for 676 high-impact programs that range from sustainable agriculture development, to peacebuilding projects, to emergency relief for natural disasters. Along with our international efforts, MCC Ontario is active in our own backyard. This Giving Tuesday, we’re highlighting our Circle of Friends program.

Circle of Friends supports individuals and families transitioning from homelessness and shelter-living back into the Kitchener-Waterloo community.  Circles are small groups of 2-3 volunteers and 1 individual experiencing homelessness that meet each week. These Circles create a network of support for these individuals in transition through authentic community building. Activities and processes are tailored to meet individual needs: one week working on budgeting, and the next simply going for coffee and a visit.