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What we are and what we do
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is a nonprofit charitable organization that works in more than 60 countries in the areas of relief, development and peace.
Relief: Meeting people’s immediate needs for survival during times of crisis, such as a hurricane or war, and working toward disaster prevention and mitigation.
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.
About 775 people from Canada and the United States, together with 230 people employed in-country, carry out MCC’s work. Overseas, MCC works in partnership with churches, communities, and faith-based and civil society organizations. Every year more than 100 young adults from around the world leave their homes to serve in another country through MCC’s Global Service Learning programs.
MCC’s financial support comes primarily from individuals and congregations of the Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches in Canada and the United States and also from a wide variety of generous individuals who identify with the mission and values of MCC. MCC thrift shops and relief sales supply about 20 percent of MCC’s $77.6 million budget. Many supporters can meat and donate material resources, such as comforters and relief kits full of supplies, to be sent to people in the midst of crisis.
The MCC U.S. office is in Akron, Pa., but staff members also are located in regional offices throughout the U.S., including Fresno, California; Goshen, Indiana; North Newton, Kansas; and Philadelphia.
MCC was formed when representatives of various Mennonite conferences met July 27-28, 1920, in Elkhart, Ind., and pledged to aid hungry people, including Mennonites, in Russia and Ukraine.
Mennonites and Brethren in Christ
Mennonites and Brethren in Christ trace the origin of their denominations to the Anabaptist movement in 16th century Europe. At the heart of the faith of both is following Jesus in daily living, the importance of Scripture, adult baptism and a commitment to peace and reconciliation.
Terminology we prefer
Please use service workers or MCC workers, not missionaries, to refer to people who serve with MCC in countries outside of Canada and the U.S.
Please use Mennonite Central Committee, not “the Mennonite Central Committee”
Mennonite Central Committee: Relief, development and peace in the name of Christ