Kapunda Community Craft Shop

Kapunda Community Craft Shop Inc

100% Volunteer Community Organisation

Opening Hours
(subject to volunteer availability)
Week Days: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Weekends: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
Public Holidays: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

May close for lunch any day.
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Kapunda Community Craft Shop is located in Hill Street, Kapunda behind the Library.

Interested in volunteering? We need you!
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Indoor Markets at CWA Hall

Open 9.00 – 2.00 * Free Entry
30th March – Good Friday
6th May  –  Sunday – before Mothers Day
22nd July – Sunday – Xmas in July
1st September – Saturday before Fathers Day
28th October – Sunday – of Kapunda Show

Kapunda Christmas Tree Festival

Proposed dates:  Saturday 8th to Friday 14th December

Display of decorated trees, raffle, trading tables

Donations made by Kapunda Community Craft Shop

Kapunda Aged Care Homes
Kapunda Agric Show
Kapunda Anglican Church
Kapunda Bagots Fortune
Brett – Gemma –  Foundation
Hill Street  –   Wine barrels,  Roses + soil.
Bagots Fortune, Institute, Museum, Craft Shop.
Hill Street – rear Thomson Building Roses for pergola garden
Kapunda BMX
Kapunda Big Morning Tea – Cancer Council
Kapunda Car Cruise
Kapunda Community Garden
Kapunda C.W.A.
Kapunda C.F.S.
Kapunda Day Care – SLAC
Kapunda Diversional Therapy Group
Kapunda Dutton Park Inc
Kapunda Drapery School uniform
Kapunda High School Foundation
Kapunda High School
Kapunda Hospital
Kapunda Kindergarten – Library Books – Toys – Ipad
Kapunda Lions  –  Main Street benches – Playground toilets – Main St. Norfolk pine lighting
Kapunda Ladies Golf Club
Kapunda Mens Shed
McGuiness-McDermott Foundation
Kapunda Ovarian Cancer Fundraiser
Kapunda Primary School – Library Books  –  Ipads

School Fetes
24 Hour Trial Catering
Craft  requirements
Chicken Incubator/Light

Parkinsons Association
Pinery  Bushfire
Kapunda Red Cross
Kapunda Rotary – Hospital Helipad
Riding for the Disabled – horse equipment
Kapunda Street Party
Kapunda Soldiers Memorial Hall
Support for local families in need & difficult times  (School shoes, backpacks, etc)
Kapunda TourismDonations made at discretion of volunteer on duty – $10.00 Petty Cash have been made Cancer Council;  Blind Society: Kidney Foundation, Deaf Society, etc.

History

Kapunda Community Craft Shop –  Formed in 1976

The Kapunda Community Craft Shop Inc., as it is now known was originally formed  by the parents of the Kapunda Primary School at a public meeting held on 24th July 1976, in premises owned by Faye Forrest Beauty Salon, now Hairway to Heaven, the shop continued there until 4th August 1979 when the premises were sold.  A local Pam Reichelt felt the need and opened a Craft Shop in the Now Kapunda Agricultural shop in late 1979 but was forced to close down due to the sale of the premises.

On 25th November 1983, after negotiations with the local Council to rent part of the Thomson Building in Hill Street and the Kapunda Community Craft Shop was officially opened by Mr. Terry Hemmings Minister of Local Government.

The shop a non profit organisation totally relying on volunteer services and all profits donated to local community projects/organisations that benefit the Kapunda Community after shop costs paid has been supported by a team of local volunteers, supplying on loan fixtures and fittings to get the business up and running and were used until the “new look” building renovation in 2003 and still those people some who are no longer able to work, their interests are to “keep that shop going”, a life line to the local community for many people.  One lady was an original parent at the foundation meeting and volunteered at the shop on a regular basis until her health declined.

The shop closed form 1st July- 23rd October, 2003 for renovations of the Thomson Building which houses the Public Library, Tourist & Interpretative Centre, Art Gallery and Craft Shop.  Upon re-opening none of the old fixtures were returned, from shop profits enough fixtures and fittings were purchased for the shop “to operate” until custom made shelving and cupboards were made from grant money and by the end of June 2004, Stage 1 was completed with pleasing results for shop members supported Light Regional Council Thomson Building Supervisor Amanda Cook, the community and tourists creating a valuable asset to enhance and compliment the Thomson Building.

Today the shop is fortunate to have the support of 31 Volunteers who operate the shop 7 days a week and 3 tend to the administration with another 43 supplying stock for sale.  Goods are sold on consignment allowing the supplier to purchase more raw material to create product for sale generating turnover to operate the shop.