THE Salvation Army in Medina will launch its new ‘thrift shop’ with a sausage sizzle this Saturday, December 2.
Having a spare building after the closure of the Kwinana Men’s Shed, Captain Peter Jones said they did not want the space to go to waste.
“Unfortunately through a lack of funding the Men’s Shed had to close but we still wanted to do something with the building to help people,” he said.
“A few ideas were thrown around and turning it into a thrift shop got people quite excited.
“My wife Erica, it was kind of her brain child and she has done a lot of work behind the scenes in getting it up and running and co-ordination of volunteers.
“There were many people who also helped such as ironing and folding clothing and sorting through the myriad donations – they were a huge help.”
He said having the shop gave those in need a more complete service.
“We have our days where people can get bread and vegies which will be on the same days when the shop is open,” he said.
“All clothes, unless marked will be $2 along with other items. The idea is to have it light and easy for people and if they are light on for some clothes we can help out there too.
“We will have couches in the shop and picnic tables out the front so it will also be a social place where people are welcome to come and talk.”
What: Salvation Army Thrift Shop
Where: Cnr Medina Avenue and Hoyle Road, Medina
When: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays 10am -2pm
The shop will close for a couple of weeks during Christmas and New Year, opening again in January, 2018.