Money raised by the volunteers at St John's Lutheran Church Op Shop has been donated to QCWA Burnett Division Crisis Fund.
St John's Lutheran Church Op Shop co-ordinator and volunteer Helen Simpson said money was raised by a group of dedicated volunteers by the sale of a wide range of household goods, and they were all pleased to help.
Accepting the $1000 donation QCWA Bundaberg zone vice-president Bernice Maidment said the money would replenish the Crisis Fund after it was recently used to help the backpackers that were affected from the Federal Backpacker Hostel fire.
“We bought them soap, toothbrushes and deodorants, before we took them to buy clothes and shoes,” Bernice said.
“It’s times like that the crisis fund is really needed.”
Helen said the op shop had clothes sorted to give the backpackers, but as it was requested that no more donations were needed, they decided the next best way to help would be to return some of the funds to QCWA Burnett Division Crisis Fund.
“We would like to give the donation to the QCWA as we know exactly where the money will go,” Helen said.
“You just never know where and when you are going to get a crisis.”
Helen said the op shop was a valuable resource in the wider community, and the doors were open to help those who needed it.
“We have anything and everything – things that people don’t need in their homes anymore, they donate to us,” she said.
“At the moment we have a one-dollar sale on – everything in store is just one dollar.”
St John's Lutheran Church Op Shop is open Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm and can be found at the corner of Boundary and George Streets.