Volunteers at St Peter’s Anglican op shop in Elmore have found a way to keep their stock updated.ELAINE COONEY January 10, 2013 4:11am
Volunteers at St Peter’s Anglican op shop in Elmore have found a way to keep their stock updated by donating last year’s clothing to developing countries.
Volunteer Eileen Burke said the shop was sometimes inundated with generous donations — which she graciously welcomed — and often hard to get rid of.
One day last year when Ms Burke was at a loss about where to start putting the extra stock, she heard a knock on the door.
A large truck had pulled up outside and its driver was seeking leftover goods to send to developing countries.
Following a look at the company’s credentials, Ms Burke agreed to allow the company to collect excess clothing on a regular basis.
‘‘We put different coloured tags on (the clothing) every year so we know we are rotating the stock,’’ she said.
She said the green-tagged clothing would now be packed up and shipped overseas to make room for this year’s red-tagged items.
‘‘People can’t say, ‘I saw that hanging there five years ago’,’’ she said.
Ms Burke said the shop was busy during the Christmas period, with campers purchasing items like crockery and salad bowls.
The op shop is actively seeking donations which can be placed in the donation bin outside the Elmore Bakery.
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