An op shop for those who care

An op shop for those who care

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People Who Care Volunteer Fiona Nuttall and volunteer recruitment coordinator Tamsin Woodward show off some of the items, which will be sold at People Who Care’s Gosnells op shop. Photograph — Aaron Van Rongen.

Lovers of pre-loved household goods and clothes will soon have a new place to shop with the opening of an op shop in Gosnells.

Not-for-profit organisation People Who Care decided on the old hardware site across from the Gosnells train station as the perfect location for its new venture. People Who Care service strategist Glyn Davies said the doors were expected to open by mid April.

“Gosnells was identified as an area in need and we have been getting great support from the Gosnells community so far including the city,” he said.

“Our organisation utilises funds made through our op shop to support seniors and those with an ongoing disability to live full and independent lives through our support services.”

The shop will sell everything from furniture and clothes to white goods, bric-a-brac, books and CDs.

Mr Davies said the organisation was looking for lots of volunteers who wanted to donate spare time or people who needed to meet Centrelink commitments.

“Volunteering is a great way to gain confidence and experience as well as paying forward within your own community,” he said.