South Shepparton Community Centre opened their op shop, Garage Sale, with a ribbon cutting and morning tea on Friday.
The little shop of treasures was formed at the centre, converting what the group believed was a useless area into something that will benefit the community.
South Shepparton Community Centre manager Dawn Taylor said Garage Sale would have a positive effect on students, the community and the centre. ‘‘We run a program for students called Develop Your Job Skills, and we will use the op shop to teach them how to use a cash register, deliver good customer service and have the skills needed to go and get a job,’’ she said.
‘‘It is a win because people get training, a win because the community will get low cost items and a win for the centre because we will get more money to put back into our services.’’
Garage Sale will sell items donated by members and friends, with books, picture frames, collectibles, household items and much more on offer.
South Shepparton Community Centre president Mheganne Lumsden encouraged anyone with unwanted items to donate them to the shop.
‘‘Anyone is welcome to bring items here, and we are always looking for volunteers to run the store,’’ she said.
Garage Sale will be open from 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday at 11 Service St, Shepparton.