ONE WEEK since putting out a big cry for help, Pop Up Shop for the Homeless has been saved from closure.
The community charity, which clothes and blankets the region's homeless, has announced via social media it has raised enough money from donations to purchase two large shipping containers to use for storage.
Pop Up Shop's existing base was no longer available and, facing increasing demand for help, the shops volunteers were desperate to create storage on new land it could access.
The pop-up shop has been helping Ballarat's most needy since 2015, including events in Ballarat Trades Hall.
A lot of volunteers' work is done via word-of-mouth, including messages from people asking for fresh blankets and clothes for others they had seen sleeping rough on Ballarat streets. They operate out of the storage base.
Pop Up Shop organiser Sarah Britten previously told The Courier it would have to face closure if it could not secure new storage for donated goods.
To continue helping, visit Facebook page Pop Up Shop for the Homeless - Ballarat or phone Ms Britten on 0468 945 804.
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