News

Salvos need your help

Gwen Malone from the Salvation Army, Goodna where they are calling for more donations to stock their new store. Photo: Inga Williams / The Satellite
Gwen Malone from the Salvation Army, Goodna where they are calling for more donations to stock their new store. Photo: Inga Williams / The Satellite Inga Williams

WITH Christmas regarded as a time for giving, Gwen Malone is appealing to the community's sense of generosity this festive season.

The Greenbank mother-of-two is manager of the Salvation Army and Sony Foundation Youth Community Centre's Family Store in Goodna.

The venue, which officially opened five weeks ago, raises money for vital community projects by selling an assortment of donated goods and clothing.

With Christmas approaching, Mrs Malone said now was a good opportunity for families to undertake a pre-Christmas clear-out and donate any unwanted items.

"Since the store opened, things have been going well but we do need more people to make donations," Mrs Malone said.

She said the store accepted good-quality clothing and items as well as undamaged furniture suitable for re-sale.

 

"We just ask people to make sure the goods they are donating are quality,"

 

"Otherwise we can't sell them and have to waste time and money taking them to the rubbish dump."

Mrs Malone said donations could be made to the store, located on Smiths Rd, between 9am to 4.30pm from Monday to Friday.

"We ask that people try and deliver items during those times," she said.

"If donations are left outside our store after hours, vandals sometimes get at them."

Larger items, such as furniture, can be picked up and delivered to the store free of charge.

For more information or to organise a donation pick-up phone 3280 8888. As well as the Family Store the centre includes Salvos Legal, youth and family counselling services, a Housing Rebuilding Project support worker (flood), educational support, activities-based programs and a cafe.

Topics:  donations, salvation army


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Pedophile back before court for allegedly drinking alcohol

Brisbane Supreme District Court

Police claim breach of strict supervision order

Disgraced former footy president jailed for sex assaults

Man plucked from Yamanto to face historic sex assault charge

Ipswich golf ball bomb maker's bid for bail

Glenn Charles Dell (right)

Prisoner says wife's nervous breakdown is ground's for release

Latest deals and offers

Police chopper needed to end dangerous driving spree

POLICE helicopter called in as dangerous driver evades capture.

Pedophile back before court for allegedly drinking alcohol

Brisbane Supreme District Court

Police claim breach of strict supervision order

Disgraced former footy president jailed for sex assaults

Man plucked from Yamanto to face historic sex assault charge

Ipswich golf ball bomb maker's bid for bail

Glenn Charles Dell (right)

Prisoner says wife's nervous breakdown is ground's for release

Fourth Laidley fire clearly lit on purpose: Police

The fire on Paroz St, Laidley, captured by Ray Watterson.

Laidley fire treated as suspicious

IS IT POSSIBLE? How to live alongside flying-foxes

A vexed questionof living with flying foxes will be discussed this Friday at the NPA forum.

THE conflict between urbanites and wildlife has a new battleground

The best retro movies of the week? May 27 - June 3

Gregory Peck Photo Contributed

This week TV fan get to see Tom Cruise in a 1980s classics

Barnaby Joyce talks Johnny Depp's dogs in Tweed

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce talks about Johnny Depp's dogs Pistol and Boo...

Billy Slater talks Origin Team

Queensland Origin great Billy Slater.

Queensland Origin great Billy Slater talks about this years team and his return to...

Road rage caught on Dashcam

Attack with a baseball bat caught on Dashcam

Video of a violent road rage incident in Orange last December.

Own Sunshine Coast property? You’re about to make money

UP AND UP: Property owners are likely to win from rent and price increases but tenants and first home buyers might not be so happy. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Good new for property owners, not so good for buyers and tenants.

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked