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Vinnies opens Australind shop

Vinnies WA has opened its 54th shop in Australind, and it is already being embraced by the local community.

“We’re in the suburb of Treendale, which is a growing area with lots of new houses and young families, so they think it’s great there’s a Vinnies here,” Shop Manager Carolyn Colton reports.

Both clothing and homeware has been popular with shoppers since the store opened on 27 January.

At this stage, the store is open Tuesday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. On Saturdays, customers can shop between 11am and 5pm. The shop is located at 15 Antlia Way.

Ms Colton says she is now looking to build the shop’s volunteer base.

“We’re asking locals if they’re interested and hopefully word gets around the community.”

Purchases from Vinnies shops help fund support services for the local community.

Every year, Vinnies assists more than 55,000 Western Australians by providing emergency relief such as food, furniture, clothing as well as help with bills and rent.

In addition to providing emergency relief and support, Vinnies runs a range of specialised services and programs in the areas housing and homelessness, mental health, migrants and refugees, youth services, financial counselling.