Volunteers at Dapto’s Anglicare Shop are giving second-hand furniture a new life by turning donated items into collectable pieces.
The Upcycled Furniture Collection, which launched at the Dapto Anglicare Shop on Saturday 16 November, has been lovingly created by a group of volunteers who regularly meet at the Dapto shop to work on the Collection.
“All items in the collection were originally donated by community members. Our team saw the potential in these old, tired pieces of furniture and have brought them back to life,” says Danielle Warner, who oversees the project.
“Volunteers are the heartbeat of Anglicare’s work, and it is thanks to their creativity, passion and skill that we can bring these unique pieces of furniture to the public,” says Ms Warner.
In addition to the furniture, the Dapto store stocks some unique art and craft projects and is a great place to shop for a bargain amongst a wide range of high quality, new and recycled clothing and accessories.
“It’s rather pleasing to upcycle something that someone has donated because they have no further use for it. With a little time spent, the furniture can be transformed into someone else’s treasure. Thanks to all at Anglicare for their support in making my task a joy,” says Leigh, who has helped upcycle the new collection.
The Dapto Shop is open from 9am to 4:30pm from Mondays to Friday, and 10am to 2pm on Saturday.
All profits from furniture sales go to support Anglicare’s community services across the Illawarra.
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