A year of bags for Op-Shop

Matamata Chronicle - - Your Paper, Your Place - REXINE HAWES

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.

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