Thrift shop sale to reinvest in city

JUMBLE SALE: Head down to the Salvation Army Church Hall this Saturday, from 9am to 2pm, for a snag and a bargain - all while helping charity.

By Leon Georgiou

THE Grantville Court Thrift Shop is holding a jumble sale and sausage sizzle on Saturday to raise money for local support services run by the Salvation Army.

The sale will take place at the Salvation Army Church Hall (located on the corner of Gray and Wyatt Streets), from 9am to 2pm.

Grantville Court Salvation Army Thrift Shop manager Shauna Wood said all money raised from Saturday’s event would be invested back into supporting the local community.

“All the money from the thrift shop and from the jumble sale and the sausage sizzle, it all stays local, here in Mount Gambier,” she said.

“And it assists our local people. So basically, domestic violence, homelessness, hunger, people down on their luck.

“Anyone needing a hand can see our Salvos office and this is where the money comes from.”

Ms Wood said the jumble sale would include “all sorts of bits and bobs and things that basically overflow from the shop.”

And there are plenty of bargains to be found, with all clothing being priced at $2.

A similar sale was held by the thrift shop last year, just before Christmas, and Ms Wood hopes to replicate its success this Saturday – asking the community to once again come out and show their support.

“We are just so grateful to everyone who donates, and everyone who purchases from us, because it all stays right here and helps local people,” she said.

The Grantville Court Salvation Army Thrift Shop is a not-for-profit organisation run almost entirely by volunteers.