Time to step up people!
The Red Cross is in desperate need of donations of warm clothing and blankets to ease people’s suffering, and they need them now!
Being cold is no fun! It’s for this reason that many folk who can’t afford suitable heating or warm clothing during our cooler months look to the Red Cross Shop for warm garments or blankets.
In Orange, our Red Cross shop has stood proudly for over 12 years and continues to rely on the generosity of the community to donate quality pre-loved items.
Calls for donations are now being made as they are in desperate need of winter warmers. Donations can be anything from good quality Men’s, Women’s, and Children’s footwear, to bric-a-brac, Manchester and books (please no electrical or furniture goods).
Often referred to as ‘a cave of hidden treasures’, the Red Cross now have a new incentive to donate and shop. Retail Manager, Judy Webber explained, “A loyalty card is given when a donation has been made and we roughly work out how much the gear is worth when they donate, for every $10 they get a sticker. When they use their 10th sticker, when they come to buy, they get 25% off.”
Judy has worked in the Orange store for 4.5 years, “I come from a town that had 8,000 people, I worked in the Red Cross Shop there for 23 years, I had about 13 volunteers there and here I’ve got 30, some have been here since the year 2007. I didn’t know anybody when I moved here, and I’ve made friends with the girls here and I just enjoy it, it’s still a challenge, but it’s an enjoyable challenge.”
“Each time we get a box or bag of donations it’s like opening up Christmas presents. We all say yippee, work!”
The Orange Red Cross Store is open from Monday- Friday 9-4pm and Saturday 9-2pm, during that time donations can be brought instore or left in the donation bin out the front of the store during business hours.