The team at Woy Woy Antiques & Collectables has created their own digital shop to generate funds for community groups and charities affected by COVID-19.
The business has been unable to open its Woy Woy or Gosford stores so owner, Mitchell Gordon, launched the online shop in July, accepting donated items, selling them online and sending them off to new owners.
“I’m very proud of what we’ve been able to achieve, thanks to the ongoing support of our loyal customer base,’’ Gordon said.
‘’We want the money we raise on the Central Coast to stay on the Central Coast.
“We recently donated $1000 to Rotary Brisbane Water, who are actively working to support vulnerable local people during the lockdown.”
Gordon established Woy Woy Antiques & Collectables in June 2020 to support local not-for-profit organisations affected by the pandemic.
His team of volunteers have enabled him to donate a percentage of the store’s profits to over a dozen local charities.
President of the Brisbane Water Rotary Club, Peter Mote, said he was grateful for the business’ focus on community.
‘’I thank Mitch and his staff for their generous donation, which will support our work in the local community,’’ he said.
The Gosford store is open for contactless pick-up of items purchased via the shop’s Facebook and eBay stores.
The retailer also has its own Instagram page, run by a local.
‘’ *He has done a terrific job. We have over one hundred items for sale on the page,’’ Gordon said.
‘’Many of our customers are enjoying the virtual and online connections they are making, and we welcome more people to follow us.”
Media release, Aug 5
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