Salvation Army to open store in Tirau
The Salvation Army is opening a new boutique Family Store in Tirau this month.
The small town has not had a Salvation Army store before but Tokoroa Corps leaders Rob and Leoni Raven believe there is the need for one.
‘‘We have been watching Tirau as a new opportunity since we arrived in Tokoroa as the new leaders in charge of Tokoroa Corps,’’ Mr Raven said.
So when an opportunity opened up, they welcomed it.
The store will open this Saturday, July 23 with the grand opening at 10am. Demands for the Salvation Army services continue to climb and opening stores is a way to generate more funds.
Mrs Raven said the family stores are a great way for the Salvation Army to support a community while at the same time the community supports the Salvation Army.
‘‘Tirau has a neat feel about it with all the antique shops so it is a great place for a store and this helps us give something to the small community. The money comes to us but then we put it back into the community where it is needed,’’ she said.
The boutique shop will stock top quality clothing, furniture, bric-a-brac and electrical goods at affordable prices.
The store would provide volunteer work opportunities for people and a place for the community to drop used goods.
On the opening day, the Salvation Army Brass Band will play to keep shoppers entertained and there will be a sausage sizzle. All proceeds go to the South Waikato District. three or more excellences in class during the term.
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