A year of bags for Op-Shop
The Community Chest and OpShop is overflowing with support and rubbish bags, following an article The Chronicle published about the challenges facing the fundraising Op-Shop.
Op-Shop treasurer Paula Greenhill says she is very impressed with the positive response from the community in the form of 20 rolls of 52 council rubbish bags.
‘‘I was quite excited after the seventh roll, and then they just kept coming. It’s amazing. We are so appreciative of all the support.’’
Greenhill says the Op-Shop can easily fill 25 bags a week with broken or un-sellable goods.
She says the organisation received an influx of bigger furniture in the last two weeks, however people are still leaving goods at the entrance after hours, however no other mouldy furniture.
One dresser she turned down because of its condition, was dumped later at the Op-Shop after hours.
Greenhill posts regular information about The Op-Shop on Neighbourly, a free Fairfax Media service for not-for-profit organisations, including a weekly update on which group will be fundraising in the coming week.
Greenhill is particularly excited about the new signage on the building.