The reason Anglicare in Lilydale is closing is threefold. Firstly, is the lack of volunteers. Anglicare Victoria coordinator, Lesly Conway, is quoted in the local paper saying, "This current economic climate is very difficult for any small business, and that is what we are. We have also seen a downturn in volunteers."
This is tragic. Op shop goods are all donated/free. There are many volunteers as those on certain centrelink payments must work 15 hrs per week in a charity, not for profit organisation. The Anglicare op shop in NT is also closing & ALL Anglicare op shops in WA. When times are tough sometimes charity shops can provide many of a families needs for clothing & household goods. A sad day indeed, who'd of thought charity would become too expensive!