2022 Local Giving Micro-Grant applications available!

Chisholm Middle School student creating with Keva planks

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 here and must be submitted by e-mail to localgiving@newtonetceterashop.com 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).

“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!”

Now hiring! ¡Ahora contratando!

Newton Et Cetera Shop is hiring a full-time Community Thrift Shop Receiver & Housewares Sorter, and a full-time Community Thrift Shop Clothing Sorter! See our posting on Indeed.com for more details.

Newton Et Cetera Shop is committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression practices in the workplace and in our community, as well as to supporting the work of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) which provides relief, development and peace in the name of Christ. You will learn and grow with us to make our shop, our community, and our world a better place for all creation.

Newton Et Cetera shop is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity. Newton Et Cetera Shop values diversity and invites all qualified candidates to apply.

Merry Christmas, Newton Et Cetera Shop community!

Thank you for making this a great season at the Newton Et Cetera Shop!

Our current shopping hours are these:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10-6:30
Thursday 10-7:30
Saturday 10-5:30

Our current donation hours are Tuesday-Friday 9:30-6.

Through December, you can support Mennonite Central Committee directly by picking up an ornament and making a donation at our registers! Year-round, you can support MCC and our local partners by shopping thrift at the Newton Et Cetera Shop!

Thanks again for helping us to share God’s love with all creation–inside our thrift shop, in the community, and around the world!

Summer job opening

We have a temporary (June-August) summer job available at Newton Et Cetera Shop!

To apply and/or see the full job description, please email generalmanager@newtonetceterashop.com, stop by Newton Et Cetera Shop at 619 North Main in downtown Newton, Kansas, or visit indeed.com.

Key responsibilities:
-Help receive donations in back alley and bring donations carts into backroom using electric tug
-Help presort donations inside of backroom
-Perform basic maintenance tasks and basic repairs on furniture
– Lift large bags, boxes, and furniture

Wage: $11.12/hr.

Schedule: Tuesday-Friday 2:30-6:30, Saturday 9-5:30 (24 hours/week)

¡Ahora contratando dos gerentes! Now hiring two managers!

Newton Et Cetera Shop staff in their natural habitat 😉

Join our team! We’re now hiring a Community Thrift Shop Department Manager and a Community Thrift Shop Production Manager. Please email generalmanager@newtonetceterashop.com for the job descriptions and an application, stop by Newton Et Cetera Shop at 619 North Main in downtown Newton, Kansas, or visit indeed.com.

Our management team helps to create and carry out the vision and strategic priorities of Newton Et Cetera Shop.

Inspired by our vision to share God’s love with all creation—inside our thrift shop, in the local community and around the world—we adopt these strategic priorities so that Newton Et Cetera Shop’s mission might grow:

  • Increase our visibility as a thriving community partner and employer.
  • Increase our efforts to practice stewardship, sustainability and care for the earth’s resources.
  • Become a safer place to work, shop and volunteer.

Newton Et Cetera Shop is committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression practices in the workplace and in our community, as well as to supporting the work of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) which provides relief, development and peace in the name of Christ. You will learn and grow with us to make our shop, our community, and our world a better place for all creation.

Newton Et Cetera shop is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity. Newton Et Cetera Shop values diversity and invites all qualified candidates to apply.

Now hiring a full-time Home Goods Manager!

Join a vital downtown thrift shop working as our Home Goods Manager, overseeing our housewares and other related departments, and contributing to our vision to share God’s love with all creation—inside our thrift shop, in the community and around the world! We value community partnership; welcoming all ages, cultures, races and languages; stewardship and economic justice; and care for our earth. This position reports to the Production Manager, and will collaborate regularly with other employees and volunteers.

Full-Time Equivalent: 0.875-1.0 FTE (35-40 hours/week)
Schedule: M-F 8-3:30 or 5, plus occasional evenings and Saturdays
Wage: $13.06/hour
Applications due: April 19, 2021, submitted to the shop or to generalmanager@newtonetceterashop.com
Benefits: 2 weeks paid vacation, paid holidays and sick time, paid maternity/paternity leave and health insurance reimbursement

Job description available here and application available here.

Now hiring a half-time clothing sorter & receiver!

Join a vital downtown thrift shop working in the clothing department, helping on our sales floor, receiving donations and contributing to our vision to share God’s love with all creation—inside our thrift shop, in the community and around the world! We value community partnership; welcoming all ages, cultures, races and languages; stewardship and economic justice; and care for our earth. This position reports to the Production Manager, and will also be trained and directed by other managers.

Full-Time Equivalent: 0.5 FTE (20 hours/week)
Schedule: M-F 2:30-6:30 plus occasional Saturdays 10-5:30
Wage: $11.02/hour
Applications due: September 21, 2020, submitted to the general manager in person or to generalmanager@newtonetceterashop.com
Benefits: 2 weeks paid vacation, paid holidays and sick time and paid maternity/paternity leave

Expanding Our Place in the Community: a call for donations!

To our dearly beloved Newton Et Cetera Shop Community, we are tremendously excited to share our Big News!

🎉🎉 WE. ARE. EXPANDING! 🎉🎉

We’re purchasing the building next door (to the north), 625 N Main, the former Ten Thousand Villages space (currently home of Gathered Goods KS).

Please join us in our efforts as we’re “Expanding our Place in the Community” by donating online toward the expenses of the building purchase and renovation of both structures. Please contribute whatever you can!

Other ways to support us as we move forward in this exciting journey include 👍 liking 👍 our home page on facebook, purchasing an egift card while we’re closed, and passing along the news. Stay tuned!

2020 Local Giving Grant applications available!

Newton Et Cetera Shop invites organizations to apply for their annual Local Giving grants.

Local Giving grants are made available each spring by the Newton Et Cetera Shop board of directors. Application forms may be downloaded here and must be submitted by e-mail to localgiving@newtonetceterashop.com by June 15, 2020. (Original due date of April 13, 2020, was changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)

Multiple grants will be awarded to selected groups by August 2020, in amounts up to $5,000. 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).

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 envisions communities worldwide in right relationship with God, one another and creation. More information about MCC may be found at mcc.org.

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 localgiving@newtonetceterashop.com. The store is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NewtonEtc/

Now hiring! ¡Ahora contratando!

Newton Et Cetera Shop is hiring a Receiver & Housewares Sorter and a Clothing Sorter & Receiver, both for 30-40 hours/week. Job descriptions and applications are available at the store (619 N. Main in Newton) or via e-mail (generalmanager@newtonetceterashop.com). Applications and résumés are due Wednesday, February 19, 2020, and can be submitted in person at the store or by e-mail. Newton Et Cetera Shop is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity. Newton Et Cetera Shop values diversity and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.

Newton Et Cetera Shop está contratando un recibidor de donaciones y clasificador de artículos para el hogar y un clasificador de ropa y recibidor, las dos posiciones para 30-40 horas/semana. Ambas descripciones de trabajo completas y aplicaciones estan disponibles en la tienda (619 N. Main en Newton) y por correo electrónico (generalmanager@newtonetceterashop.com). El último día de recibir aplicaciones y currículumes es miercoles 19 de febrero 2020, y pueden ser entregadas a la tienda o por correo electronico. Newton Et Cetera Shop es un empleador de igualdad de oportunidades, comprometido con la imparcialidad laboral. Newton Et Cetera Shop valora la diversidad y anima a candidatos calificados a aplicar.