THE MUSTARD SEED 

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Monday                       10am – 1pm

Tue Wed Thur Fri       10am - 4pm

Saturday                     9.30am – noon

 

DONATIONS

The following donations are most gratefully accepted and can be left at the shop or on the veranda when the shop is closed:

 

  • Clothes and shoes provided they are clean.

  • China and glassware that is not chipped or stained

  • Manchester provided it is clean

  • Kitchenware and household goods in good order

  • Tools

  • Bric a brac, jewellery, books

 

We regret that we are unable to accept furniture or electrical goods of any kind.

RECYCLING

  • 25 – 35 bags of rags per week are sent for recycling by Eucalypt (an organisation based in Albany and Perth that employs people with a disability)

  • 3 trips per week are made to the Denmark Tip Shop for a third chance at re-sale

HOW FUNDS ARE USED

Mustard Seed earnings make up approx. 50% of parish income, and approx.  80% of parish giving, i.e. between $10,000 & $16,000 per year.

 

Organisations and appeals supported include:

Locally:

  • Nowanup Teenage Camps (Noongar reconnection to country)

  • Riding Develops Ability Denmark

  • Waroona & Districts Fires Appeal

  • Denmark and Walpole Primary Schools (Breakfast Club, supplies & assisting students attend activities)

  • Albany Seafarers

  • Denmark Arts (Burundi Peace Choir, Aboriginal Women’s Desert Choir)

  • Bushfire Appeal (Esperance)

  • Foundation For Ministry and Bush Church Aid (supporting struggling rural parishes)

 

Globally

  • Médecins Sans Frontières Aust

  • Wheel Chairs for Kids

  • Mindooroo Foundation "Sea the Future"

  • Suryani Institute for Mental Health, Bali

  • Anglican Board of Missions (community and aid projects in Australia and abroad)

  • CARAD Inc– Nepal

Further detail can be found in the parish annual reports.

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MANAGEMENT

 

The Mustard Seed is managed by a small committee which reports to Parish Council. Parish Council determines how funds are spent.

COMMITTEE

Wendy Schwab

Sally Prickett (Volunteer Coordinator)

THE STORY OF THE MUSTARD SEED

The Mustard Seed Op Shop opened in 2007, and as in the parable, has grown from the smallest of beginnings into a flourishing concern, with sales making up approximately 50% of parish income. We are not only able to survive as a parish with near full-time ministry taking an active role in the community, but to also make significant financial contributions to community and humanitarian causes near and far.

The Mustard Seed is staffed by approximately 43 volunteers. Three-quarters of these are drawn from outside the parish, which illustrates the importance of the Mustard Seed to the local community, as a social hub and as an organisation with a strong sense of service and great generosity of spirit.

HELP GROW THE MUSTARD SEED

The Mustard Seed is overflowing, so we are now fundraising to build an extension to re-house it more comfortably, and to return the hall and stage to community use. 

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