The Community of Givers raises funds for those in the community who are in financial need, especially sole parents with dependant children.
Funds are raised through:
Operation of the Op Shop
Direct giving - label your transaction COG Donation
Specials campaigns each year include:
Winter Warmth Campaign – to pay heating bills – so that families do not have to choose between food and warmth
Christmas Cheer Campaign – so that families may celebrate with gifts and other Christmas treats
Ways to participate
Donate clothing, accessories, household goods or volunteer to serve at Connect Op Shop. Contact Sue Massen.
Note: We are prohibited, by law, from selling electrical goods or baby car seats.
Distribution of funds
TBC’s lead pastor, Ian Reid, manages relationships with those we are able to help financially and distributes food vouchers.
The Op Shop opened on 17 June 2010 and operated at the premises of the Tuggeranong Baptist Church, 33 Jenke Cct, Kambah until it was completely destroyed by fire on 17 June 2017 under the name of Seek'n'Find Op Shop.
The volunteers, under the leadership of Sue Massen, immediately began to assemble a new stock of goods to be ready when the shop re-opened in temporary premises at the Wanniassa Shopping Centre in Sangster Place in October 2018. Here old and new connections were made with people who came to donate, to chat, to browse and to buy.
The shop moved to the Garratt St Centre in October 2019 when the premises was purchased by Tuggeranong Baptist Church.
The efforts of the Op Shop contribute to the church's Community of Givers fund that provides support for financial needs, especially to sole parents.
The shop's current opening hours are 9:30 am to 2:00 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
If you wish to donate, you will need to contact Sue to make a suitable time.
Members who connect through Craft build each other up by this RESPECT model:
Recognise that everyone is different
Empathy - listen and recognise each others's feelings
Self-monitor and think first before speaking
Personal space - give each other room and privacy
Earn trust through actions
Cheer others on
Treat everyone as equals
The group meets fortnightly at the Garratt St Centre.·
People bring their existing craft projects.
· People learn new crafting skills from others in the group.
· People craft for a cause
· We can provide structured lessons in certain crafts including:
· Papercraft and cardmaking
People attending the group may choose to make a donation. All donations will be used for supplies for the group’s activities.
The team of CAP Money Coaches further the cause of Christians Against Poverty when they deliver the CAP Money Course several times each year.
This money management course provides delegates with tools to budget, save and spend wisely.
Team Members are trained in the delivery of the course and other services of Christians Against Poverty.
Tuggeranong Baptist Church make a regular contribution to CAP that gives delegates, who have completed the course, to the on-line debt management coaching and support.