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.

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