Warkworth will miss the Wednesday sales.
Mahu Community Trading Post, on the corner of Mill Lane and Whitaker Road, will shut down permanently on June 30. Chairperson John Carr says it was a tough decision to close.
“Our team of volunteers has reached burnout point with the volume of work involved in the weekly sales. The increase in operating costs has also contributed to this decision,” he says.
The shop, which sells donated secondhand goods, has given away a total of $320,000 to community causes since opening in September 2018. John says there will still be money in the kitty for future applicants when the store closes.
“It has been a great journey. It seems we became more successful than we ever imagined.”
He says the volunteers and committee thanked the Warkworth community for all the donations received over the last two-and-a-half years.
“And thanks to all our customers for their support, allowing the Trading Post to financially support local charities, sports clubs, schools and community groups.”
The store is still collecting goods for now, and there will be clearance sales held leading up to the closure.