Hoping to have a positive impact on our environment, CRNS member The Salvation Army has recently opened a new regionally supported but locally run Charity Shop.
Leaders of The Salvation Army in Cowdenbeath are hoping a new Charity Shop will boost their outreach work in the town – and help cut down on landfill.
The church and charity has opened a Charity Shop at 315/317 High Street, Cowdenbeath, offering a range of quality preowned items for sale including a large selection of furniture. The shop will widen the outreach potential of The Salvation Army locally. Volunteers at the store, under the guidance of Manager, Olive Pohlmann and Assistant Manager, Vicky Wilson, will also be on hand to offer a range of support to people referred for assistance or who just need a listening ear.
Profits from the project will go to The Salvation Army’s church and community centre in Stenhouse Street, which, under the leadership of Lieutenant Laura Tomlinson, runs a range of activities including Parent & Toddlers, Youth Club and other community support clubs.
Daniel Rous, Divisional Charity Shops Operations Manager, said:
“This is an exciting time for The Salvation Army in Cowdenbeath. This is a regionally supported, but locally run shop, so when people buy anything, they are helping the work of The Salvation Army in Cowdenbeath.
“The project has had fantastic support so far, and a number of people and organisations have gone the extra mile to help us get it up and running. We hope to create even more links in the future so that the greatest amount of support can be provided to those who need it right here in Cowdenbeath.
“We’re hoping the shop will also have a positive environmental effect by helping cut down on the amount of the waste that ends up in landfill.”
Lieutenant-Colonel Carol Bailey, The Salvation Army’s leader in the east of Scotland, said:
“During a time when budgets are tight and there is great need in our communities, our local charity shops and furniture projects provide a great place to purchase good quality items at a reasonable cost, as well as being informal calling points for local people to find support.”
CRNS’ Interim Chief Executive, Amanda Cornish, said of the opening:
“CRNS is delighted that one of its members, The Salvation Army, is retailing reused furniture, clothes and household items in such a professional and attractive way. Both the shop, and the work in the community which it supports, will be of significant benefit to Cowdenbeath.”
The Salvation Army’s Charity Shop was opened officially on Monday 22 June by Lieut-Colonel Bailey and in the presence of Annabelle Ewing MSP. It is open Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 4pm and on Saturday from 9:30am-2pm. To donate any items, to volunteer, or to find out more about the shop or the wider work of The Salvation Army in the town, call 01383 512454 or email firstname.lastname@example.org