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Julie

Julie shares how her life has been changed through the opportunities Church 4 Life Charities has given her to teach her granddaughter the way to help people. “They make it easy for me to show her that both donating goods and buying from op shops is a really good way to help our community.” Julie’s […]

Jayden

Jayden was born with genetic disabilities that have made even the simplest things in life a bigger challenge than normal. Yet his attitude to life is “This is me and I can do anything!” With his Nan Tina at his side and the tenacity to do the impossible, Jayden is conquering the world one challenge […]

Debbie

When you visit our Woodrising Op Shop you will meet the bubbly, smart, creative and super friendly Debbie. Being a butterfly, she also does shifts in our Cardiff and Warners Bay Op Shops and even in our Contact Centre on Wednesdays! From a varied career Debbie blesses us with skills from a range of industries […]

Toby

I’m Toby and I’m 7 years old. My family is my 5 year old brother Jayden, my Mum Sam and my Dad Bryden. We love getting the blue bags in our mailbox. Mum is teaching us how to choose which clothes and toys we want to keep and which ones we want to give to […]

Bella

Bella tells her story: “Church 4 Life Charities changed my life by giving me a positive workplace where I get to help people every day. Helping a customer improve their day is why I now come home with a smile on my face 🙂 I’ve learnt so much to Nettie’s great training.” Bella did a […]

Emma

Emma loves being part of our team at our Cardiff Op Shop. She says “The volunteers here are outstanding! They bring a smile to my face every day.”  She enjoys getting to know our regular customers. “They are beautiful people. My friendship circle has grown.” Emma didn’t expect that. She is super thankful to God […]

Isabel

From her youngest years Isabel lived with domestic violence at its worst. Life was so difficult that by 12 years old she was suicidal. Fast forward to her adulthood, she believed “I was only good enough to cook, clean and be a mother.” As a person she felt she was worthless. Her only value doing […]

Mark

“The people here changed me. It wasn’t anything big, just working with good people, doing good things each day. I love it here.” Meet Mark. In December 2022 he saw our “Volunteers Wanted” sign on our fence at Warners Bay. He thought, “I’d like to do that.” Mark had done something similar 20 years before […]

Edgey

“Edgey” is one of those wonderful people who cares about the families in her preschool. She is happy to reach into her own pocket to help others when it’s needed but with the high cost of living Edgey’s budget has also felt the squeeze.  So, she had to reach out to us on behalf of […]

Jennifer

Jennifer joined our team at Cardiff Op Shop in 2023. Unfortunately, she had lost her small business due to Covid and so was delighted to find an opportunity to work with us. Jennifer’s experience working in the second-hand market gave her a depth of knowledge to bring to our team and her caring heart has […]