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in this issue >>> Christmas and Salvos Stores Salvonista - Mobile Boutique Sally Salvos Tips - Upcycled Gifts Birthday Sale Get Social with Salvos Stores

What’s happening in your COMMUNITY Salvos Store

Community Salvos Stores News

current topics >>>

A Christmas Message . . . From Freddy Choo, Marketing Manager Thank you for your wonderful support throughout 2012. We'd like to share a story with a creative vein in it.

Salvonista What happened when the Salvonista Mobile Boutique rolled into town . . . . see page 4

bought from Salvos Stores. A lick of "As a group of fishermen relaxed in paint here, a new bu on there. an old Sco sh seaside inn, one of Your every a empt to upcycle an the men gestured wildly, depic ng item from Salvos Stores gives it new a fish that got away. His arm struck life, makes an impact on the the waiter’s tray, sending its environment and more importantly, contents onto the white wall, the money you purchased the item leaving an ugly brown splotch. The with goes to touch another life in innkeeper sighed, “The whole wall the community. will have to be repainted.” ‘In his hands, a On the other hand, “Perhaps not,” mistake became a we can think of our offered a stranger. masterpiece.’ life in God’s hands. “Let me work with it!” He draws together the disjointed blotches in our life. The man pulled brushes, oils, and In the process, we become as in colours out of an art box. He Ephesians 2:7 says “examples of the dabbed away at the ugly splotch. incredible wealth of God’s favour An image emerged – a stag with a and kindness toward us!” We are great rack of antlers. His signature indeed His masterpiece! at the bo om read: Sir Edwin We look forward to an exci ng Landseer. A famous painter of 2013. Remember, we need you to wildlife. In his hands, a mistake keep the "journey" exci ng!! became a masterpiece!" Most of you have made "masterpieces" out of the items you

Merry Christmas and a safe, prosperous & joyful New Year!

tips for buying at Salvos Stores >>>

Sally Salvos Tips for Upcycling Gifts this Christmas Why not give a When the candles are set wrap in a handmade gift vintage napkin or tea towel and secure this Christmas. with recycled ribbon. Upcycle vintage The perfect home made gift. cups & saucers Another great idea for the home; into beautiful handmade Christmas tea light holders. candles. Pop into your local Salvos Store and discover the wonderful range of vintage cups and saucers available. Buy a cheap candle making kit from a craft store or melt down some old candles, and you are ready to go!

A Short History Image: Prison Gate Brigade Home The Salvation Army - Recycling Programs The Salvation Army in Sydney first operated a “Prison Gate Brigade Home” in Castlereagh Street (now buried under the Central Railway Station) from 1886 – 1887. This moved to 169 Albion Street, Surry Hills (1887 – 1891); 21 Parramatta Road, Ashfield (1891 – 1894); Silver Street, St Peters (1894 – 1902); Edgeware Road, Enmore (1902 – 1910); and finally to Bellevue Street, St Peters (1910 – to date). For about 126 years The Salvation Army has operated in Sydney - initially as the Prison Gate Brigade, then Miroma Industries, Red Shield Industries, Red Shield Family Stores and now Salvos Stores.

You will need 5 glass jars (vintage if you are lucky enough to find them), white paint, ribbon and tea lights. To give a snow effect, dapple white paint on the outside of the jars. When the paint has dried tie some Christmas ribbon around the top and pop in a tea light.

Tip : Choose cups & saucers with the same colour pallet for grouping. Use as a table centre piece, ambiance lighting or if you have an old style fire, place on the mantel.

Your Salvos Stores >>>

Meet Mita Barot - Store Manager We spent some time with our Store Manager at Minchinbury so you get to know the Salvos Stores team . . . How long have you been with Salvos Stores? 20 years. I commenced in the warehouse at Minchinbury (NSW) as a sorter. I was then transferred to the Minchinbury Store as a shop assistant and was promoted to Store Manager. After 6 years I was moved to Blacktown & Ashfield and then Marayong. I finally ‘came home’ to Minchinbury in 2011. What is the most unusual item you have had donated? A taxidermy fox! It had its nails and whiskers still attached. A customer came into the shop one day and was so pleased when she saw it she immediately purchased it for her son. Share an inspiring story. A woman came into the store and asked if I could help her mother. She was suffering from depression and had not left the house in years. Her daughter wanted to know if she could get her mum to leave the house could she volunteer for us. When the mother came to us she was very down on herself and said she could not do anything and was useless. She now volunteers with us three days a week. I had a visit from her daughter; she thanked me for saving her mother’s life. I thought ‘This is The Salvation Army. This is what we are here for.’

What’s happening in store >>>


Salvos Stores 126th Birthday!! That’s right!! Salvos Stores recently celebrated its 126th birthday . . .


Follow Us Getting social with Salvos Stores Like us on FACEBOOK Tweet about us on TWITTER Follow us on PINTEREST Subscribe to our YOUTUBE channel Download our APP Check out our SITE Salvos Stores - you’ll be surprised!!

Salvos Stores across NSW, Qld & ACT celebrated our 126th Birthday with cakes, morning tea, sausage sizzles & sales, sales, sales.

White Ribbon Proud Supporters Salvos Stores are proud supporters of the White Ribbon campaign to stop violence against women. Purchase a white ribbon at Salvos Stores and show your support.

Gladesville Store hosted a Salvation Army Expo, sausage sizzle and a visit from the Salvonista Mobile Boutique.

Wishing Tree

Q & A >>>

Q: A:

Does it cost Salvos Stores to dispose of rubbish at the tip? Every year we send more than 4,000 truck loads

Celebrating 25 years Over the past 25 years Kmart & The Salvation Army have collected and distributed more than 5 million gifts generously donated by the Australian public.

of waste, illegally dumped items and damaged goods to tips across Australia costing more

$5 million

in fees. This not only places an added burden on our staff and than volunteers in cleaning up the mess from illegally dumped items outside our stores, but also creates a massive impact on funding of projects and programs that help those less fortunate. To responsibly donate items: • Deliver your goods to a Salvos Store near you during trading hours. • Call us on 13 SALVOS (13 72 58) • Click and Collect

The Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal runs until Christmas Eve. For details on how you can help > > >

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Finding An Agent That’s Right For You What happened when the Salvonista Mobile Boutique rolled into town . . . On September 27th Salvos Stores rolled into town launching its Salvonista Mobile Boutique at Belmore Park, Sydney. You may be asking, ‘what is a Salvonista?’ Like a fashionista they take pride in how they look on the outside, but Salvonistas also feel good on the inside - shop at the Salvos and you’re helping the community and the environment. Lynette Bolton was announced as the Salvonista ambassador. Lynette was the perfect fit for our mobile boutique as she is a regular fashion commentator for Channel 7’s Sunrise & Morning Show.


After the opening ribbon was cut Lynette showed us her styling by dressing two lucky Salvonistas, Joanna & Daniella. With racks and racks of vintage, retro and brand named clothing and accessories it wasn’t long before the marque was bustling with Salvonistas!! The mobile boutique is fully self sufficient with two change rooms inside the van, a mobile computer kiosk and mobile phone charging station. Solar panels were installed to supply electricity to the van.


Take a sneak peek at the time lapse video from launch day on My Salvos Stores YouTube Channel. Look out for the Salvonista Mobile Boutique in 2013 - your suburb may be next! 1. Salvonistas with the Salvonista beach bag. 2. Computer kiosk for your convenience. 3. Customers enjoyed the variety of clothing available. 4. Lynette Bolton officially opens the Salvonista Mobile Boutique. 5. Graffiti wall art inside the change rooms. 6. Racks of clothing available. 7. Salvonistas Joanne & Daniella. 8. Our Salvonista lady & gent!!



Issue 2/2012 Salvos Stores Head Office 4 Archbold Road Minchinbury NSW 2770 Contact: Sarah McAdams P: 02 9834 9030 web facebook twitter our stores My Salvos Stores @mysalvosstores find-a-store





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