In Invercargill, the CWL run a second-hand shop, called the Mission Shop. It is situated behind St Mary’s Basilica on Eye Street.
It is like other op shops round the country. They sell clothing for adults and children, household items, bed linen, duvets, pillows, cushions, curtains, towels. Also, books, pictures, soft toys, children’s items.
Their point of difference, the Invercargill branches send the funds to their Mission Communities.
Funds are allocated to Branches twice yearly for them to distribute to either or both Mission Community and Mission at Home. The branches make the decision where the funds go.
The Mission Shop stocks a small selection of medals, rosary beads and small “Holy Items” along with a catalogue for people to check what is available online.
Open 1.00-3.30pm Tuesday-Friday. This is managed by a convenor, with a team of two front of shop and back-room volunteers. The volunteers love this time together and the difference they are making.
The Mission Shop is a place for CWL members and others to drop in for a chat. Share time and conversation.