Aunty Dana’s Op Shop Opening

Saturday October 28th 2017
11am – 2pm
128 Abel Smith Street, Wellington

Join us for the opening of Aunty Dana’s Op Shop – the transgender community fund raising store.

Aunty Dana’s Op Shop raises funds for the national takataapui, transgender, and intersex organisation Gender Minorities Aotearoa.

Located in the rustic community centre at 128 Abel Smith street Wellington.

Aunty Dana’s is mobility accessible and stroller friendly, with ramps, wide aisles, and oversized changing rooms.

We have been working on the plans for about 4 years, and working on the physical space since early this year. We’ve had fortnightly working bees since the beginning of winter, and have loved meeting and catching up with many lovely volunteers and supporters.

We are delighted to announce the opening day, and hope you can make it along to meet some great people, share some potluck kai, and of course find some good scores in the op shop! There will be vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and other snacks, and everyone is welcome so bring the whanau.

Aunty Dana will cut the ribbon around noon. Dana has also gifted us a bequest of all her clothing, accessories, and household treasures, and her van, when she reaches the end of her life. What an amazing lady, always thinking of the trans community and how to support others. Thank you so much Dana, you’re an inspiring and incredible woman and we love you.

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If you’d like to help out with the final jobs that need to be done before opening, or you want to volunteer to work in the shop, you can read more about it, and contact the op shop manager Kerry by clicking here.

There is also a Facebook event here.