Çalış Children’s Charity started to work under FETAV
Çalış Children’s Charity began fundraising season at Çalış Beach, and the first major project carried out was opening a new warehouse and outlet store sales.
The Çalış Children’s Charity had been looking for a place during the summer to store their donated items and they have now moved to the Eyna Restaurant on Çalış seafront.
The area beneath the restaurant has been transformed into two separate areas, with a storage depot for car boot items and donated children’s goods, and a sales area at the front . 3C’s Chair Peter Clark said, “We are really excited about the new project. We have received some really nice donations of goods over the summer months which are really too good to sell at the car boot sales so when we knew we were moving to Eyna we had a meeting with FETAV, Fethiye Belediye and the Çalış Association and we have been given permission to hold the sales from our depot. All of the money raised from the sales of donated items goes to help fund children’s projects in the Çalış /Fethiye area. We hope to increase the number of annual bursaries that we provide to help local students attend university who would otherwise be unable to do so, directly from the income from the new sales outlet.”
The sales outlet will be similar to an English charity shop and will stock the better condition and better quality donated items of second hand clothing which include many UK brands such as Next, Marks and Spencer, Wallis, BHS and Primark in a full range of sizes.
The grand opening of the depot and sales outlet took place on Friday 2nd September at 11.00 with the opening ceremony being performed by Dilek Dinçer, Director of FETAV (Fethiye Tourism, Culture and Environmental Education Foundation) . She said “Everything here is for children… I congradulate everyone who participated in this project.”
Çalış Tourism and Promotion Associaton Chair Mete Ay said “Çalış Children’s Charity are doing wonderful things for children and for students under FETAV. Thanks to our Council for their support in the project.”
The sales area will be open to the public from 11.00 am to 2.00pm on Mondays and Fridays throughout the year.