A key part of the Manning Foundation is the OP-Shop Program which we are starting to implement. OP-Shops are an important part of the foundation as they give us a point of presence in the community to which people can come and contact us when in need. Further the OP-Shops provide us with a vital source of venue to allow us to purchase food and help in the provisioning of shelter for those in need. Without the Op-Shop’s the Manning Foundation would not have as much of an impact in the community. The first Op-Shop was established in January 2007, and the foundation intends to open many more in the future. One of the key factors to the success of the Op-Shops is that they are staffed entirely by volunteers, which are their to help care for the community.

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