Good Sammy Launches Online Op Shop to Create Employment for Western Australians with Disabilities

Good Sammy Launches Online Op Shop to Create Employment for Western Australians with Disabilities
Today we announced the opening of the Good Sammy online store, shop.goodsammy.com.au. The Good Sammy online store will provide customers a new way to shop, support our existing retail network and allow us to continue their work in creating employment opportunities and pathways for people with disabilities. The current global situation has highlighted a number of challenges for the retail sector, and we’re happy to offer customers the ability to sho...

COVID-19 Store Opening and Home Collections Update – June 8

COVID-19 Store Opening and Home Collections Update – June 8
Store Opening and Home Collections Update Western Australia - we’re excited to have come out the other side! STORE REOPENING We have had fantastic feedback throughout the first part of the reopening, and are excited to announce we will be expanding the numbers of people allowed in stores from Saturday 6 June in line with government regulations. We have been able to double our customer numbers in store based on store size and layout. We’d li...

Good Sammy Store Opening – Updated 18 May 2020

Good Sammy Store Opening – Updated 18 May 2020
Good Sammy Store Opening Update We have received a lot of feedback recently from our customers asking when we plan to re-open our stores. In consultation with our staff and with the recent relaxation of government restrictions in WA, we are happy to announce the reopening of our stores. We have carefully selected stores that offer a large footprint, allowing for us to continue to follow government guidelines, maintain social distancing and keep our ...

COVID-19 Update – A message from Good Sammy CEO, Melanie

COVID-19 Update – A message from Good Sammy CEO, Melanie
A message from Good Sammy CEO, Melanie It’s with a heavy heart that for the first time in our 62-year history we have made the decision, due to Covid-19, to temporarily close our Good Sammy shops as of today (27 March 2020). We make this decision to look after our staff and our community of loyal supporters and customers. I want to reassure everyone that this is temporary. We will be open again in the future when it is safe to do so. Our proc...

COVID-19 Update – Temporary Closure of Retail Stores and Response

COVID-19 Update – Temporary Closure of Retail Stores and Response
The health and safety of our team is important to us and we follow all Government instructions as they are announced. Last Friday (March 31st) Good Sammy closed our retail stores to protect our staff and the community.  This was a tough decision as we know the public relies on us.  We are continuing to work through our fellow agencies such as the Uniting Church to provide clothing etc. to those in need particularly as we head into the cooler months of w...

Good News – Issue 15 – Autumn 2019

Good News – Issue 15 – Autumn 2019
They say you’ve got to be in it to win it, and GSI was very pleased to be the recipient of a $300 donation after entering a local restaurant’s community donation program. Every month Grill’d restaurants support three local community groups through their ‘Local Matters in Action’ campaign. Donation Jars are provided at each restaurant for each charity, and customers can drop a token into their chosen community group’s donation jar when they purchase a b...

Good News – Issue 13 – Spring 2018

Good News – Issue 13 – Spring 2018
Since 2014 our team at Morley has served over 184,500 customers and sold over 601,000 items. What’s more, this has now led to the ongoing employment of nine people and 19 volunteers. Our Morley store has now expanded, making it bigger and better than ever – our new 24-hour drop off point means we can take additional donations from the local community.

Good News – Issue 12 – Winter 2018

Good News – Issue 12 – Winter 2018
In May we celebrated Volunteer Week to recognise our 200 dedicated Volunteers for the wonderful work they do. We gave letters of appreciation and a small gift to all our volunteers at morning teas held at our 30 locations to say ‘thank you’ for their valuable assistance and support. Our Willetton Store Manager Del Oakley praises ten-year volunteer Sylvia Dawson for ‘her dedication to GSI, always being reliable, hard-working and helpful in all tasks in the ...

Good News – Issue 11 – Autumn 2018

Good News – Issue 11 – Autumn 2018
This year it’s our Diamond Jubilee – 60 years since our beloved Bernice Moorhouse sought employment with Reverend Ralph Sutton, mending donated clothes at Perth’s Wesley Mission for resale. Today we process over 6,000 tonnes of donations and support 1,000 people with a disability. “From little things, big things grow” rings so true.

Good News – Issue 10 – Summer 2017

Good News – Issue 10 – Summer 2017
The recent International Day of People with Disability was celebrated at GSI with more than 400 people attending a function to see scholarships and awards presented to 37 outstanding recipients. Mr Jim Walker, Chair of the State Training Board; Uniting Church Moderator, Rev Steve Francis; Quadrant’s Executive Manager, Corporate Affairs, David Parker, Fleet West Directors, Phil Oliver and Laura Alvaro-Oliver and GSI’s Chairman and Deputy Chair, Trent Ba...