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For the second installment of our new Q&A series sharing about community organisations around Marlborough, we caught up with the team at The Blue Door...
What is the The Blue Door's mission/goal? We aim to be a leading reuse organisation that also supports and gives back to the Marlborough community.
What do your volunteers do? Our volunteers help in a variety of ways; providing customer service, sorting and pricing donated items (e.g. books, toys, linen, clothes, kitchenware), placing priced goods in the shop, and manning the checkout counter. We have approximately 40 volunteers and we couldn't do it without them!
How does The Blue Door support and give back to the community? We provide a welcoming, friendly, non-judgemental place for Marlborough people to buy inexpensive clothing, goods and furniture. However, we are so much more than an 'op shop'. We also give the shop profits back to the Marlborough community by way of grants, provide furniture and goods free to those referred to us by other organisations, provide new Christmas gifts annually for children (distributed by MGC Leos), give jars free to the foodbank, and we are a battery and mobile phone recycling depot!
Where can people follow and connect with you? We're on Facebook: www.facebook.com...
If you're interested in joining the Blue Door team when Covid-19 restrictions are reduced, get in touch with Hannah at Volunteer Marlborough: via direct message, call/txt 021478330, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
People are diagnosed with cancer everyday in New Zealand, but what about during the coronavirus lockdown? We're keen to talk to someone whose diagnostic appointments were put on hold during alert level 4, and how this has affected you. If you are willing to share your story, and be identified, please email email@example.com.
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