On October 10, Murray Bridge Anglican cathedral’s op shop presented to Centacare $500 and 12 “Little Boxes of Love”.
The money was raised through sales, a sausage sizzle and face painting on a Saturday morning dedicated to stressing that the church says no to domestic violence.
The boxes were put together by op shop coordinator Jess Munn and contained toiletries and other emergency needs for survivors of domestic violence.
There were also little boxes of love for babies and children.
Ms Munn and Father David Price presented the money and boxes to Ann Mercer and Pam McEvoy from Centacare.
Ms Munn said a recent break-in had not deterred volunteers from their efforts to provide ongoing help to the community, though it was frustrating that someone felt they had needed to steal from the shop.
“If somebody needed help they could come to us and we could help them without judgement, for nothing,” she said.
“There was no reason to come and steal.
“People who are that destitute we help on a daily basis – it’s community spirit, that’s what we’re for.”
The op shop is open between 9am and 4pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.