Great Revival Shop generosity drives community cars

Barossa Council

Giving new life to more than just pre-loved clothes, bric-a-brac and homewares, the Great Revival Shop in Tanunda has been providing funding lifelines to numerous community causes for almost 30 years.

“Community generosity through the Rotary donation bins around the local area enable us to stock the Shop, which generates the funds that we are then able to donate to community causes,” explains Levene Fechner, Great Revival Shop management committee volunteer.

The iconic 100% volunteer operated enterprise had historically supported Barossa palliative care initiatives, which has in recent years transitioned to support for the Barossa and Light Community Transport car service operated through The Barossa Council.

“We know the cars are being well used and updated, and providing a local service to local people,” reflects Don Farley, Great Revival Shop management committee volunteer.

Since 2012 the Great Revival Shop management committee has donated $127,500 to the Barossa and Light Community Transport program, which provides a door to door transport service for people living within The Barossa Council and Light Regional Council areas who are transport disadvantaged.

“We are continually striving toward ensuring our community, particularly our vulnerable community members, have access to the resources they need to lead a safe, healthy, inclusive and connected lifestyle, which our Community Transport program facilitates,” said Mayor Bim Lange.

Thanks to the generosity of the Great Revival Shop we are able to offer the service even more widely than we otherwise would be able to.

– Mayor Bim Lange

“While the Barossa and Light Community Transport program is funded by the Commonwealth Government Department of Health Commonwealth Home Support Programme, State Government Department of Human Services and both Barossa and Light Regional Councils, it is the generosity of community partnerships such as that with the Great Revival Shop and through the dedication of the volunteer team of drivers that really make the service what it is.”

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