After months of hard work and a lot of volunteer hours the new Eva May Foundation Op Shop in Mulwala is set to open this Saturday.
Glenys Davis and her volunteers have worked to refurbish the old aRiver Revival Sports Massage premises at 159 Melbourne Street Mulwala (opposite the Mulwala Water Ski Club and next door to Tunzafun) ready for the grand opening at 10am on Saturday.
The new op shop will sell items such as jewellery, books, clothing, kitchenware, furniture, toys etc.
Glenys is looking forward to the ongoing support of the community in Mulwala/Yarrawonga and is keen for new people to help by donating goods for sale in the new op shop.
Over the last six years Glenys has received wonderful support from the local community, with many people regularly donating good quality merchandise and often also buying items from the op shop.
She has a loyal and hard-working group of volunteers who wash and iron donated clothes, put up displays, sort and clean goods and serve in the shop.
Glenys says the volunteers are the backbone of the business and they consistently do all they can to help make the business as successful as possible.
The volunteers are also excited about the new premises as there is more room, a better layout, a large storage room and plenty of room out the back for an expanded plant nursery.
The shop refurbishment over the past three months has been hard work but Glenys has been ably assisted by the volunteers who normally work in the shop and also from people in the local community, including people from her church, local tradespeople and other supporters.
She is optimistic that the revamped business will allow new projects for the local area as she is keen to give back to the community that has so generously assisted her over the last few years in raising funds for her projects in Myanmar.