On any given day, when you visit Wombat Wardrobe, there will be a steady stream of customers coming in and out of the store. In fact, you could say that it was the most well patronised store in the Carleton Shops in Kambah as customers drop in to see if they can get a bargain.
Grandparents come with their grandchildren to buy children’s books, people come in to buy well known novels for only a few dollars and there are even large paintings. One lady bought a beautiful teapot. There are children’s toys and plenty of shoes for everyone as well as clothes and jewellery.
All proceeds go to help fund Fusion Canberra’s youth programs including the annual youth development Pilgrimage to Uluru.
Wombat Wardrobe is a place where volunteers, many of whom are retired, meet new friends, tell stories about their families, swap recipes and have a good laugh. It is generally a very happy place so it is no wonder that customers keep coming back. It is also a place where customers sometimes pop in for a sympathetic ear.
The volunteer team range in age from 10 years old to 84 years old! We are so proud of them all. They do such a great job.
So no matter where Wombat Wardrobe moves to, it will continue to meet the needs of the community and Canberra would not be the same without it.