Seaside Seconds, arguably the Surf Coast’s best Opp Shop, serves the community by giving back to the community. A proportion of any profit goes back to the community through the funding of grants. We are approached by local community groups or individuals for funding support.
For example, local artists were supported in the launch of the Hope Song a powerful verbatim telling of the stories of mental health that premiered in Anglesea and has since moved to La Mama in Carlton. Similarly, local sporting, community clubs and local events are supported financially and practically.
The church, through the Opp shop, provides a lot of informal support for those who might need some help just to do life. This might mean helping with rent or an unexpected bill or school fees or simply providing a listening ear or a helping hand to move, mow a lawn etc or simply a meal on the table. Or it may mean providing connection with professional support services. The church also partners with Foodlink in providing support for the delivery of relief food partner and MindWorks Geelong to provide a mental health support worker to be there each week.
The shop is managed by the amazing Pauline who together with Sonja (pictured) look after a small army of cheerful volunteers from the local community and church.
The opening hours of Seaside Seconds are 9.30am – 4pm Monday to Saturday.
Ph 03 5263 2744.
We accept recycled goods during opening hours, including Books, CD’s, Records, Kitchenware, Bric-a-Brac, Clothes, Linen, Curtains, Pictures, Jewellry, Bags, Garden Tools, Sports Gear, and small appliances in good working order.
Unfortunately we cannot accept Furniture items, Mattresses, TV’s, Computers, Soiled and Damaged Clothing, Broken or Faulty Toys & Appliances.
We also have a large range of information pamphlets on social and health issues such as Gambling Helpline, Depression, Youth support services, counselling services, as well as resources on spiritual growth, copies of the Bible and inspirational literature. These are free and available in the Resource Centre.