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Garfield Community Shop

The Garfield Community Shop opened its doors in December 2012 and since then has been raising money to support the local community by providing goods for purchase at a low cost to customers. This small not-for-profit shop, run solely by volunteers, has been able to contribute a total of nearly $340,000 in it’s 10 years of operation. This has been in the form of grants and joint funding of projects such as the exercise and playground equipment situated at the Garfield Recreation Reserve.
Nowadays people seem to be more aware of where and what they are spending their money on and realize the benefits of buying secondhand goods. Not only does this practice help their money go further, but it also helps the local community and lessens the impact on the environment.
Community Shops not only provide items for sale at greatly reduced costs, they serve as a social avenue for not just the volunteers, but also the customers. Many locals pop in regularly for a chat, as well as regulars from further afar who enjoy the friendly atmosphere provided by the volunteers.
Over time the shop has received huge support, raising the need to relocate to larger premises 5 years ago.  There are a lot of preloved items crammed into the current shop waiting for someone to give them a new home. New items are constantly being donated.
I’d like to take this opportunity to say and enormous “thank you” to everyone for supporting what started out as an idea to see if we could run our own community-based op shop, replacing the one that was run by a larger operation. What an awesome community we have.
-- Helen Davey (Manager)

(Volunteers Helen K and Nola)

The Garfield Community Shop is a voluntarily run shop selling second hand goods at reasonable prices.
Our shop is like your old-fashioned Op Shop packed full of great bargains.
We stock clothing, shoes, books, bric-a-brac, small electrical goods and furniture.
All profits raised by this shop are fed directly back into the local community.
New volunteers are always welcome.
Garfield Community Shop Grants Available
Who is eligible?  – Local not for profit organisations
   Application must include:
• Project description
• Funding request amount
• Benefits of project
• Expected date of completion
• Copy of organisation’s bank statement including account name, BSB & Account number
• Contact email and two mobile numbers
   Two representatives must be available to attend presentation day July 23rd.
Please send applications to Garfield Community Shop, 71 Main St Garfield, 3814.
Applications close June 30th

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri 9.30am-4.30pm
Sat 9.30am-12.30pm
Sun closed
Located at
71 Main Street
Garfield VIC 3814

Phone: 0490 141 918


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