City Mission Op Shops Huonville store has recently received a very special donation from a member of its volunteer community.
Sue Young, who has volunteered at Hobart City Mission since 2016, donated a new brand-new front counter and two side counters to the Huonville Op Shop in memory of her late husband Stuart.
The counter, which was purchased from G.M. Rogers in Launceston, is a welcome addition to the Huonville store which is a community hub of second-hand op shopping. Sue says that she decided to donate the counter because of Stu’s love of community and his love of the Huonville City Mission Op Shop.
“I wouldn’t have been in this situation to donate the counter it if it wasn’t for Stu”, says Sue.
“I have a lot of admiration for the work of Hobart City Mission and John Stubley [CEO of Hobart City Mission]. I like doing what I can to help people who are homeless in our community which I do through volunteering and now this donation”
“There’s lots of very great people who work at City Mission Op Shops in Huonville and volunteering has really helped me”.
“I’ve also made friends with lots of the customers who come to shop. After Stu passed away, I had three different customers ask me if I’d like to spend Christmas with them. It’s a real sense of family here”.
Jacob Miller, the Retail Operations manager at Hobart City Mission, says that this donation gives the Huonville store a wonderful refresh and is extremely grateful for Sue beautiful donation.
“We are so honoured by Sue’s donation to the Huonville store. She is so committed to helping others in her community and this donation in memory of Stu is just another example of her passion and care”.
City Mission Op Shops Huonville store is located at 3 Wilmot Road, Huonville and is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 4pm on Saturdays.
Visit our City Mission Op Shops page to find all our store locations and opening hours.