Hidden Treasures are helping farmers
WHEN Drought Angels first hit the local charity scene, it did so with the intention of helping struggling farmers for six months - that was three years ago.
Since then, the charity has grown so much that last week it opened the doors to its very own charity shop.
“When we started we thought we’d do it for six weeks to six months and the drought would break and everything would be all right again,” Drought Angels director Tash Johnston said.
“But as we kept going, we could just see the need in rural Australia was far bigger.”
Located on Wambo St, Chinchilla, Hidden Treasures is the culmination of six months of planning by Ms Johnston and co-director Jenny Gailey, who until recently were operating the charity from shipping containers in Ms Johnston’s backyard.
“I’d love to grow from one shop. If we could get to the point where we could open up a couple more shops in rural communities, that would be awesome,” Ms Johnston said.
The shop will open Tuesday to Saturdays in Chinchilla.
HIDDEN TREASURES: The Drought Angels now have a charity shop.