Vinnies celebrates National Op Shop Week
Vinnies volunteers sorting items for selling. PHOTO: St Vincent de Paul Society
The St Vincent de Paul Society is this week celebrating National Op Shop Week across its Vinnies shops.
National Op Shop Week encourages Australians to do a clean out and donate good quality, pre-loved items to their local store.
Vinnies WA Retail Operations Manager, Tim Lee, said National Op Shop Week is a way of reminding people to drop in to their local charity shop and see what unique items are available.
“Vinnies shops are run by dedicated volunteers and offer pre-loved, affordable clothing, furniture, books and bric-a-brac,” Mr Lee said.
“Our shops are also a valuable resource for people on low incomes, enabling them to buy quality clothing, furniture and other household items at an affordable price,” Mr Lee said.
“Apart from providing affordable goods, Vinnies shops are often the first point of contact for people experiencing disadvantage who are seeking help.
“The profit from the sale of stock from our 46 shops across WA goes directly towards providing resources and support to people in need,” Mr Lee said.
“Op Shop Week also provides an opportunity to educate the community about what op shops can and can’t take.
“Recycling and disposing of waste comes at an enormous cost, ultimately directing resources away from people who need our help.”
To find your nearest Vinnies shop, visit www.vinnies.org.au/shops.