Anglican Op Shop Singleton
1 Singleton Beach Road, next to Singleton Shell Service Station
Anglican Op Shop co-ordinated by Margaret Addison.
The Anglican Op Shop at Singleton is popular. People speak freely to each other about it being a place where most people can buy the things they need at a price they can afford. Books, videos and DVDs are popular.
Buyers also have an opportunity to fill a bag from the trolleys for $1 and this is a very popular offer. Linen, doonas, pillow cases, sheets and cushions sell quickly. Old bedspreads and blankets go to a dog refuge.
Several people come into the shop for what they call retail therapy and say they always go away feeling better. Men come in regularly to buy work clothes and old sheets for painting. The Op Shop is in need of staff that can do one full day a week regularly. The Op Shop opens at 9.00 am and closes at 3.00 pm Monday to Friday. Also needed are men who will do the run to the tip with their own trailers. The dumping of non sale-able rubbish has always been a problem. Donation of tip passes would be appreciated and can be taken to the Op Shop or given to Marjorie.
Those who work at the Op Shop enjoy serving the community. The free Christian book stand is appreciated especially by mothers looking for bible stories for their children. The Op Shop is very much a Christian outreach to the local community and also people who have heard from word of mouth and come from all over Perth. It is not unusual to have visitors from interstate and overseas.
The Op Shop contributes to Missions in a variety of ways. New children’s clothes that have been donated and are put aside for the Samaritan purse shoe boxes. Some of the surplus has gone to orphanages in Bali and the Philippines. Large quantities of not so good clothing are bagged for regular pick-up for the Good Samaritans. A number of sale-able items are given as donations for prizes at the Cancer foundations biggest morning tea, which is hosted in Singleton by the Secret Harbour Anglican Church.
Reported by Marjorie Trott