Friday, August 5, 2011

Recycle Me Celebrates a Birthday!

Elizabeth Crighton and Phil Bucknall at Recycle Me with a birthday banner

The Recycle Me shop recently celebrated its seventh birthday. Recycle Me was opened on 8th July, 2004, in premises on Barkly Street, Warragul.

Much had gone on beforehand and thanks must go to Sheryl Hastings who helped develop the vision and saw it
through to fruition.

The move to 49 Victoria Street was made in May 2006. There have been ups and downs in the new premises, the major issue being storm and water damage. However, volunteers have always been ready to “walk the extra mile” with working bees to put the shop back to rights after roof and other

Helpers at the shop have been happy to welcome new volunteers and encourage everyone to keep in touch with the shop by visiting it and donating goods even if they cannot be actively involved. 

Shorter winter hours were introduced on Monday 18th July this year. This means that the shop requires only two volunteers daily to work through the lunchtime period. 

If you are passing by at lunchtime a call in would be appreciated, because the helpers often need to buy their lunch at that time!

Gabby Willems, a Year 9 student from St Paul's Anglican Grammar School, is completing her Community Service as a volunteer at the shop at present. Gabby and her family worship at our Church, and we are enjoying her energy and willingness in the shop.

We are grateful for God’s goodness in guiding us in this important ministry.

Bev. Foster

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