The Burnside Lions club is modernising its Bargain Centre in 2022 with the addition of a new shed.
Photos from the day are online here.
The club received a Federal Government Stronger Communities Project grant of $10,000 with an additional $4000 from the Burnside Council.
The club injected $4000 into the project.
“These grants have created extra space to process donations and to sort these goods more efficiently to avoid them ending up in landfill,” Burnside Lions Club president Rob Crookall said.
“There has been an increase in goods being offered as donations during Covid with people seemingly spending time reorganising their possessions.”
The Burnside club averages $1800 in income from each sale with all of these funds going back into the local community.
The new facility has been designed to create a marketplace environment where people can walk into a vibrant and welcoming environment.
“We hold club working bees each Wednesday morning to collect and sort plus check and clean donations,” Rob said.
Sales are held on the first Saturday of each month from 7.45am to noon.
“This project is a good example of collaboration between Council and Lions with the community getting the benefits,” Rob said.
“It enables us to dispose of unwanted goods, purchase quality second hand goods, limit landfill and street litter and put money back into local projects.
“We work on the principle that if it fits in your car and you no longer have use for it then we can help get best use out of your item.”
The new facility was opened by the Mayor, Ann Monceux and Federal Member for Sturt, James Stephens, on Saturday February 5.
“Because this sale attracted families we combined it with access to testing through the LEHP,” Rob said.
The sale attracted a large number of new customers with sales for the day coming in at $2350.
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