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Bronwyn

Bronwyn regular customer at one of our op shops and has had a lot of bad luck recently, including having extended family move in due to injury and unemployment. Her life changed with a little hand out to get her through to the next pay day, and a hug. She was in tears when I […]

Andy

Andy often felt listless and lost, without purpose. Then he found us and everything changed. Things had changed at his last job, and Andy knew it was time to move on. His long-time mate Owen suggested Andy might like to join his team processing donations in our warehouse. So, Andy applied for a warehouse role. […]

Darby

Darby is studying Marine Biology at Newcastle University and he’s part of our team. We love uni students. When they are looking for more casual shifts in their holidays we are in our peak periods as families are decluttering during the school holidays so really need their extra time. When they need time off for […]

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 […]