our Philippines connection

When you walk through the Junktion doors and snag yourself a bargain, you may be more generous than you know!

For the last two years AccessTheStory (our parent organisation) has been sponsoring 10 high school students in Cebu, Philippines.  You see, these young people have access to free education, but because they live in a slum their parents can’t afford the transport they need – and if they miss their education, they remain in a treachorous cycle of poverty.

Just over three years ago AccessTheStory’s Director, Trav, visited the Kalunasan slum and heard their stories from a local church leader.  Soon afterwards they hatched a plan to provide a scholarship for 10 students, and the impact on their families over the past 2 years has been amazing.

Next week, Trav is taking his wife Pixi (that’s right, Junktion Pixi!); two of their boys; and 4 other friends with him to connect with the students, and explore how AccessTheStory might increase the reach of this project.

Now, this means Junktion will be closed for three weeks (re-opening on Wednesday the 5th of September) – so we’re sorry about that – but after we return and you bag your next bargain (or sip your next coffee), remember that 10% of anything you spend is helping the kids in Cebu!

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Keen to help now?

You can donate here (just select ‘PROJECTS’ as your donation type)

 

More info on donating to AccessTheStory can be found here.

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last night was a BLAST – thanks to all who helped out, and all who grabbed a bargain.  Over $1600 was raised to go towards our upcoming partnership trip to the Philippines.  Junktion helps AccessTheStory sponsor some disadvantaged students in Cebu, and we’re sending a team to explore how we can extend this life-changing initiative.

Check out the highlight reel 🙂

garage sale fete

Guess what??

We’re trying out our new venue before we’re fully ready to reopen – we would love you to have a nosy before it’s transformed into the new Junktion space!

Lock in the 12th of August in your diary, and pop in at our pop-up and say “Hi” … oh, and grab a vintage bargain & smooth coffee while you’re at it 🙂

 

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exciting news!

As you’ve probably gathered, our funky little store is on the move (tomorrow – the 28th of June, is our last day in the current store)

Well, we’re excited to announce that we have secured a new venue for the junktion love! The good people of Happy Valley Baptist Church have caught the vision of junktion and are happy for us to rent out their little chapel – an agreement between the church and AccessTheStory (junktion’s umbrella organisation) is being drawn up as we speak.

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This quaint little chapel will provide a charming environment for all your op-shop needs (not to mention great coffee and sweet treats!), and after we see a little bit of fit out happen in the next few weeks, we can’t wait to open the doors!

 

a little walk down memory lane…

Packing up the shop at 930 Marion Rd has brought with it lots of special memories of the step of faith we took in opening up junktion

It was both exciting and scary as we navigated our way through setting up a little social enterprise to fund the work of ACCESS THE STORY and serve as a place for local community to engage, enjoy a cuppa and grab a bargain.

Again, we are feeling both excited & anxious as we pack up shop and move forward to find out what the future holds for this little gem!

Keep following us on FaceBook to keep up to date with the latest news

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Fred helping sweep

 

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high tea fundraiser

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Hannah receiving a grant from Marion council

( #shoutouttodavidspeirsmp )

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#chairsonthewall

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signage when we opened

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Bruce Lee looking out for the men’s clothing

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sweet treats and quality recycled goods from the beginning

moving sale!!

So, last week we notified our new landlord that we won’t be staying on in the smaller space being offered.

Which means … some amazing bargains for the month of June!  Keep an eye out for some sweet (and cheap!) Junktion delights on our Facebook page.

We will be announcing a new location very soon – hoping to re-open early in term 3 – it’s going to be exciting!!

change is coming!

You might have heard, we have a new landlord – and with that a new vision for the block of shops we’re in.  We’ve just been notified that there’s a plan afoot to use some of the Junktion space for a new food outlet – exciting for all the pizza fans out there, not quite as exciting for Junktion fans 😦

So, we’re in the midst of working out what to do – take the new (smaller) tenancy we’ve been offered (let’s face it, who wouldn’t want to keep us on as tenants!) … or throw ourselves out to the wide blue yonder, and into an even more exciting location!

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We’re still deciding, but whatever the case, we’re trusting that there’s a new exciting season for Junktion just around the corner!

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