Great Revival Shop generosity drives community cars1 Jul. 2021
Giving new life to more than just pre-loved clothes, bric-a-brac and homewares, the Great Revival Shop in Tanunda has been providing funding lifelines to numerous community causes for almost 30 years.
“Community generosity through the Rotary donation bins around the local area enable us to stock the Shop, which generates the funds that we are then able to donate to community causes,” explains Levene Fechner, Great Revival Shop management committee volunteer.
The iconic 100% volunteer operated enterprise had historically supported Barossa palliative care initiatives, which has in recent years transitioned to support for the Barossa and Light Community Transport car service operated through The Barossa Council.
“We know the cars are being well used and updated, and providing a local service to local people,” reflects Don Farley, Great Revival Shop management committee volunteer.
Since 2012 the Great Revival Shop management committee has donated $127,500 to the Barossa and Light Community Transport program, which provides a door to door transport service for people living within The Barossa Council and Light Regional Council areas who are transport disadvantaged.
“We are continually striving toward ensuring our community, particularly our vulnerable community members, have access to the resources they need to lead a safe, healthy, inclusive and connected lifestyle, which our Community Transport program facilitates,” said Mayor Bim Lange.
“While the Barossa and Light Community Transport program is funded by the Commonwealth Government Department of Health Commonwealth Home Support Programme, State Government Department of Human Services and both Barossa and Light Regional Councils, it is the generosity of community partnerships such as that with the Great Revival Shop and through the dedication of the volunteer team of drivers that really make the service what it is.”
Visit the Great Revival Shop at Kavel Arcade, Shop 6/46 Murray Street Tanunda, from 9.30am – 4pm Monday to Friday and 11am – 4pm Saturday. More information about Barossa and Light Community Transport can be found our our website.
Image: Great Revival Shop management committee volunteers (left to right) Pauline Lindner, Dean Lindner, Don Farley, Diane Trenberth, Teresa Helbig and Levene Fechner. Absent Katerina Kalak, Cloudy Davey, Peter Perkins, Marilyn Newcombe.