National Op Shop Week starts today


Vinnies thrift shops throughout the North Coast are inviting all community members to use National Op Shop Week to do some bargain hunting or donate unwanted clothing and household items to their local shop – ideally both. “Whether you’re passing on unwanted goods or shopping for quality clothing and other items at low prices you can feel confident that Vinnies will use the income received for the benefit of local families doing it tough,” said St Vincent de Paul Society’s North Coast Executive Officer Michael Timbrell. “You will be helping us to help others and be part of a major recycling initiative that massively reduces the amount of reusable goods going to landfill. So let’s have a good think about what we haven’t used for some time and wouldn’t miss if we passed it on. “Please bag up your unwanted goods – no electricals or furniture, please – and take them to your nearest Vinnies shop or collection bin. Clean items in good condition are well and truly saleable, and the end result is to put smiles on the faces of those who benefit from our support through food vouchers, help for their kids and other necessities.” Saturday October 6 has been badged as Big Spring Clean Day, a fitting end to a national week when op shops will hopefully be crowded with bargain hunters, and Australian households will have been culled of thousands of seldom used items suitable for new homes. National Op Shop Week starts today

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