The Old School Arts Centre has put a call out to the community for help with much-needed funds as they look to recover from the financial fall out of the nationwide Covid-19 Level 4 lockdown.
As a non-profit organisation that primarily relies on the sale of items as well as events and workshops, the Old School was heavily impacted during the 5-week nationwide lockdown. With the loss of a significant chunk of income, they find themselves short of covering their operational costs.
“Unfortunately with Covid a lot of our income avenues were essentially shut down.” Said Old School Arts Centre Manager Jacqueline Anderson.
Getting stuck in, a team of volunteers has organised a SOS Garage Sale this Sunday to fundraise in order to keep the doors at the Old School open.
“We will have heaps of donated goods up for sale as well as raffles for hampers made up of items donated by local businesses.”
“If you are doing an early spring clean, we’d love to have any of your unwanted items.” Said Jacqueline.
The Old School Arts centre will be open from 10-am to 2pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday before the garage sale on Sunday. Drop off any items that you would like to donate to the Old School directly during their open hours.
Everything from baking, plants, clothes, instruments and art will be up for grabs on Sunday, June 28, with barista Malcolm Hutt on the coffee machine.
SOS Garage sale fundraiser, Sunday 28 June 10am -2pm: Wanted quality donated goods delivery 24-27 June 10am-2pm to Old School. Phone 825 0023 for further information.