When COVID forced Christine Lynn to reassess the next step in her career, it led her to go into business herself and open an Op Shop in support of victims of domestic violence.
From a first business meeting with two friends in her garage White Tigress and co was born and Christine decided to apply her 25 years of experience in retail management to building a new business with proceeds going to help support local families in need.
The team set about collecting donations from the local area, including drop off points at Coles Peregian Springs and outside The Pool Café at Peregian Springs – and the search began for a retail space to trade from. A space came up two doors up from Coles at Birtwill St in Coolum, and White Tigress and co opened its doors on October 26.
The store now acts as a drop off point for Coolum residents too. In terms of donations, White Tigress and co is able to store and sell all good quality clothing, jewellery, accessories, bags, toys, books, bric and brac, linen, towels, home décor and artwork.
White Tigress and co is collaborating with SunnyKids (www.sunnykids.org.au) to support local children and families suffering because of domestic violence.
Sunny Kids work with Life House Resource Centre when it comes to sourcing any larger items for families in need, such as furniture, and suggest any big items could be donated there – at 44 Golf Links Rd, Buderim – email firstname.lastname@example.org
White Tigress and co is open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, Saturday, 9am to 3pm and Sunday’s from 10am to 2pm. See www.whitetigressandco.com.au