Imagine all your belongings - from your clothing and bed sheets, to your books and children's toys - just vanishing.
Some of the people who have been affected by bushfires have found themselves in that position, and others who have evacuated are living with whatever they grabbed on the way out (if they had a chance to grab anything at all).
In that situation, every little bit helps, and the Tuggeranong Uniting Church op shop in Wanniassa wants to do their bit.
"Bushfire affected people are welcome to come and select any items they may need, no charge," said volunteer Jenny Lang. "There's heaps of good stuff for them to choose from: clothing, linen, books, CDs, puzzles, toys, shoes and handbags."
The op shop has been running for 15 years, growing all the time, and has turned over more than $40,000, which is donated to support local, national and international needs.
"We started because I couldn't bear the thought of so much waste," said Jenny. "Now we've raised thousands of dollars for charity, just from stuff people don't want. It's great that the money can be used in so many good ways."
The op shop opens three mornings each month. The next opening dates are February 6, 7 and 8 from 9am-1pm.
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