Why are op shops so important? There are three simple reasons.
1. A large number of community programs are funded by the income from charity op shops. These programs would struggle without generous donations to op shops.
2. Op shops help many Australians to find a bargain. They also help people who are having a hard time.
3. Buying second-hand is a great to reduce our impact on the environment. And donating good quality products keeps them from going to landfill!
Why Op Shops are So Important!
As we discovered in the War on Waste, clothes are a huge part of our waste stream. Donating clothes to op shops means they can be re-sold and that money goes to great causes
Craig Reucassel, Supporter of National Op Shop Week
Far too many of us are surrounded by clutter, while other Australians are doing it tough. By decluttering our homes and donating to op shops, we can help our fellow Australians
Jon Dee, Founder of National Op Shop Week
"Reusing, recycling and upcycling clothing is as important to the environment as it is to a day-to-day budget. Any effort to recycle clothing is all part of being environmentally conscious and it goes a long way."
- Costa Georgiadis
"I've been charity op shopping for over 30 years, I always find something unique and stylish. Nearly all of the clothing I wear on TV is bought at charity op shops!"
- Gretel Killeen
National Op Shop Week makes it a lot easier for Australians to get involved with their local charity op shops and make a difference in their community
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