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September 2015 News

Koorong celebrate 15 years of service in Toowoomba

  • Written by  Ian Anderson

Toowoomba’s Koorong store has come a long way since it began 15 years ago.

“It all started with our current assistant manager Cheryl’s dream of having a store in Toowoomba, after she visited the Koorong store in Sydney,” said store manager Glen Cox.

Our local Koorong store started as a bookstall run by Cheryl at HumeRidge Church of Christ, and grew quickly. 

“This is synonymous with Koorong starting in the garage of the Bootes family home in Koorong Street in Sydney and how it’s grown to 15 stores nationally,” said Glen

“We are grateful for the support and more importantly the change in people’s lives that we get to see every day,” he said.

“We love the connection with people who need something encouraging, or a gift to speak hope into a friend’s life. We have the privilege of hearing how God is working with every person.” 

Glenn said he was excited about their new partnership with the Bible Society, to see the gospel spread throughout the earth. 

“This is why we exist - to partner with people, churches, and ministries to see change. To see people make decisions to follow Jesus and see discipleship happen.”

To celebrate their 15th birthday, Koorong are partnering with The Salvation Army Crisis Centre in Toowoomba. 

Head into the store during the week of 14th to 19th of September, make a purchase or donation of any product from the Salvation Army Crisis Centre resource box and receive 20% off your whole purchase.

“The Salvation Army Crisis Accommodation Centre appreciates all support given from Koorong customers past and present, who by providing Christian literature and educational resources assist our clients to understand further life opportunities,” said a representative from the Salvation Army. 

“This provides hope and direction to the future of our clients and their families.”

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