Million-dollar milestone for Green Shed
The Green Shed has donated more than $1 million to charity during over a decade selling re-usable goods in Canberra.
This week, it has presented a $10,000 cheque to Alpaca Therapy, a mental health support organisation.
With two locations, at the resource management centres (for reuse, recycling and disposal services) in Mitchell and Symonston, the Green Shed re-sells unwanted items from the community.
Since its opening in January 2010, the Green Shed has saved over 64,000 tonnes from landfill, received over 68 million items in its sheds and donated over 3 million pieces of clothing back to the community.
The Green Shed’s monthly Charity Days see up to $10,000 donated to charity. Organisations that have received funds include RSPCA ACT, Community Kitchen, Diabetes ACT, Refugees Canberra, Deafness Resource Centre and the Canberra Hospital Foundation.
The latest recipient, Alpaca Therapy, provides support to Canberrans in mental health units and hospices through visitations with alpacas. Animals offer comfort, attention, are non-judgmental and offer unconditional acceptance.
Through Alpaca Therapy, alpacas are bringing joy to many through their travels around the ACT. They provide companionship to the people who need it most.
Find out more about the Green Shed at thegreenshed.net.au
Alpaca Therapy is on Facebook at facebook.com/alpacatherapy.com.au
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