Conversation series – Wendy – and a happy Christmas from us to you!

We’ve hit the pointy end of the year.

Christmas lights are out in full force.

Gifts are being purchased.

Menus are being written.

Cards are being posted.

Christmas may look a little different this year, but it doesn’t mean it’s been cancelled. Quite the opposite in fact – if there was ever a time that we needed something to celebrate and something to hope for, it was this year.

This year wore each and every single one of us down in more ways than one. This year was full of unmet expectations, cancelled plans and distanced relationships. This year was shrouded in a cloud of unknown and the only constant was knowing that it wasn’t constant.

So as the Christmas period began to grow larger and larger on the summer horizon, hopes were slowly let out of jars. Friends reached out to friends and family reached our to family – there was something coming and it was going to be good, no matter what it had to look like.

So here we sit, in the early days of December 2020, holding our plans lightly but clinging to the message of this season tightly – hope. Unbridled, free and for everyone – HOPE.

We HOPE this year you have enjoyed yourself in our little corner of Adelaide.

We HOPE this year you have enjoyed reading our conversation series and meeting some of our volunteers.

We HOPE this year you have support small businesses like us.

We HOPE this year has been dotted with moments of grace and light.

We HOPE you’ll join us again in the New Year for all the things that a new year might have to offer.

We HOPE you know how truly grateful we are for your support this past year as we have navigated such strange waters and tried our best to carry on in the new normal of 2020.

In the meantime, we want you to meet our final volunteer for the year – Wendy.

Wendy has been with us for 5 years and is a caring, hard-working, no nonsense and bright member of our Junktion family and despite some illness later in the year, is a steadfast worker week in and week out helping to make our house a home.

Tell us a little bit about what a typical week might look like within the four walls of junktion for you: Interacting with customers 

What’s something you’ve really enjoyed experiencing in your time working @ junktion: No two days are the same, that’s what is interesting

Why are you drawn to opshopping/thrifting? You can get top quality items at a reasonable price 

How do you think buying preloved & second hand helps our community? Most of shops are run to support a charity 

What’s been your favourite all-time second-hand purchase? Two pairs brand new cotton jeans 

What’s something you hope for junktion in the future? Junktion can continue to serve local community and support ATS 

After junktion, what’s your favourite second-hand shop? Save the children store Daw Park

You win a dinner with a celebrity of your choosing – who is it and why? Ash Barty- so down to earth and humble

If you missed one of our Conversation Series blogs, you can go back through them here (Pixi, Barry, Tammy, Pam, Katelyn, Hannah, Jacinta) and meet each of our awesome volunteers, hear a bit about why they support us in this way and how they make thrifting and opshopping regular parts of their lives!

Thank you again for your time, donations, love and presence this past year – it’s been a rocky one, but we have SO appreciated you popping in to see us and supporting us as a small, local business here in SA!

Wishing each and every one of you a HAPPY, SAFE and BLESSED CHRISTMAS and a JOY-FILLED NEW YEAR! Looking forward to seeing you then! From all of us here at Junktion xx

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