Bargain day for Vinnies shoppers
EVERY week 150 Maryborough residents go to St Vinnies for help to make ends meet.
The demand for food, clothing, bedding, furniture and accommodation has increased so much that the charity is looking at new ways to raise the money needed to help the needy.
“We provide support and assistance to people who really need it – the disadvantaged, marginalised and the working poor,” shop co-ordinator Tony Deere said.
“We’re not here to judge people. We’re here to help people.
“The demand has grown in the current economic climate so we need to raise more funds so we can help more people.”
Some of those funds come from the sale of clothing and furniture in the Vinnies Store at the corner of Kent and March streets in Maryborough.
So Mr Deere and co-ordinator Jenny Muir are getting busy, rolling in a heap of new stock and preparing for a massive day of bargains for an open day this Saturday.
“The store has vintage and designer treasures to be found among the pre-loved clothing, furniture and books,” he said.
“Shoppers find quirky and individual items that can’t be found in mainstream stores.
“We aim to assist cost-conscious shoppers who want to stretch their dollar further.”
The open day starts at 10am and there will be a free sausage sizzle, heaps of bargains and a fashion parade at 1pm.
Donations of quality pre-loved items can be made by calling the shop on 4123 1414.