A HOLIDAY event at Landsborough marked the commencement of The Lighthouse Opportunity Shop at the town's Uniting Church.
Clothing, manchester and other household items, children's toys and food were among the items available for purchase during the school holidays.
One of the hosts, Karen Peacock, said watching people of all ages working together was among the highlights.
She said students who attended the holiday event created a sign for the shop.
"The energy and enthusiasm of those who came along was exciting," she said.
"We are committed to providing a service to Landsborough, as well as reducing, reusing and recycling, through rotating items others can use."
Organisers hope to open the shop once a month.