ADRA expanding to better serve community

ADRA volunteers Elizabeth McMahon and Helen Turnham have been busy stocking the shelves in preparation for the Grand Opening which is happening on Wednesday March 11th.
04th Mar 2020
Janelle Stewart

The ADRA Op Shop in Guyra is preparing to launch a bigger better service for the community. The recent completion of a large shed will see the service branch out offering more room and a larger range of goods.
ADRA Manager Helen Turnham said that the larger space will allow them to have separate areas for their stock and provide a more streamlined service.
“The original building will be where you will find clothes and accessories in one room and books and toys in the other,” she said. “The exciting thing is that we now have a nice new shed with lots of space where you will be able to browse through a large selection of crockery, knick-knacks and larger items such as furniture.”
Plans for a grand opening are now in progress for Wednesday March 11th and the shop will be open for extended hours on this day from 10am until 6pm.
“As an opportunity shop everything is always on special, but to mark the opening there will be a couple of extra special tables,” Helen said. “We have been building up stock levels for around 18 months so there is plenty of stock and there is lots of good quality items available.”
As part of the community, ADRA likes to keep things local and money raised through the shop provides support such as vouchers for drought relief. They also appreciate the support from the community with most of their donations sourced locally.
“When we first started we imported stock from other op shops but now due to the generosity of the community we no longer need to do that,” Helen said. “Donations are always welcome, but it is best to get in touch and we will arrange collection, particularly for larger items.”