Wayside Makeover

Lara in Op Shop 1“I love how this old place has scrubbed up. We’ve made such a beautiful and special place out of nothing.

We scrapped everything together – Sewed the curtains for the change rooms, donated stuff from our own homes, salvaged gems from street collections, even the frangipani outside the shop are from a council throw out. Most of all, it’s been made with a lot of love”.  Lara Esden, volunteer and worker with Wayside Chapel.

This is a busy time of year for the Wayside Chapel which now has Op Shops in the eastern suburbs including the original Wayside Op Shop in Kings Cross, the Wayside Op Shop in Gould St, Bondi, and the newly made over Op Shop on Warners Avenue in North Bondi.

Clean, intact, donations are most welcome. And there are plenty of ways to get involved with Wayside programs that help homeless people. All volunteers attend a Volunteer Induction Session to gain an understanding of Wayside’s mission, programs and the huge range of opportunities to be involved in the community as a volunteer including helping out with their famous Christmas Day Lunch – making sure everyone gets to celebrate Christmas.

  • Community Services Centre
  • Wayside Youth
  • Aboriginal Project
  • Wayside Cafe
  • Twilight Team
  • Congregation
  • Op Shop
  • Administration & Support
  • Building Services & Facilities
  • Marketing & Fundraising

Check out The Wayside Chapel site – they really are doing amazing things in our community: thewaysidechapel.com 

Author: Sharon Quill

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