Salvation Army Op Shop first birthday celebrations

Captain Peter Jones and Samuel Higginbottom (Youth Worker) Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au   d488851
Captain Peter Jones and Samuel Higginbottom (Youth Worker) Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d488851

THE Salvation Army Op shop in Medina will celebrate it’s first birthday on Saturday and is inviting the community to attend.

Usually only open during the week, the store will open just for the occasion on Saturday as a way to thank the community who have supported the shop throughout the year.

There will be a range of activities including face painting on during the day.

Salvation Army Captain Peter Jones said the shop had been very successful in it’s debut year.

The store has become known as a cosy, welcoming place not just to find a treasure but has proved an essential community hub for people wanting to connect with others through sharing a laugh or a tear,” he said.

“It’s been brilliant – it’s a great community place and many people come in to have a chat about whatever with our volunteers.

“There is a part set aside for people to just do that -all the while enjoying a cup of tea and a biscuit.

“It’s been quite cost effective and people just help each other – our wonderful volunteers sort out the donations, they give their time freely and are an asset.

“What we do here just bolsters up our youth, emergency relief and children’s outreach programs for the Kwinana area.

“We just really wanted to thank the community – without them we would not be here.”

WHAT: Salvation Army Op Shop Medina 1st Birthday Celebration

WHEN: Saturday, November 24

WHERE: Salvation Army Kwinana Corps – Corner of Medina Avenue and Hoyle Road, Medina