Salvos Stores has partnered with NACRO (National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations) in celebrating the third annual National Op Shop Week to be held from the 24th to the 31st of August.
General Manager of Salvos Stores Australian Eastern Territory Neville Barrett said today, “Over the
last ten years we have seen a 75% increase in sales for Salvos Stores. With the rising cost of living
now impacting on a large section of the community, people from a diverse range of socio
economic backgrounds now shop at Salvos Stores”.
All proceeds from Salvos Stores go towards running vital Salvation Army programs which assist the
less fortunate. By shopping at and donating to Salvos Stores the community is also helping the
environment by reducing landfill. National Op Shop Week is a joint initiative of the National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations (NACRO) and DoSomething! The week seeks to raise awareness of the importance of supporting op shops in our community.
NACRO Chief Executive Officer Kerryn Caulfield said: “National Op Shop Week is an opportunity to
celebrate the important and multi-faceted role of op shops in our community: the fundraising to
support the vital work of the charities; the volunteers that staff them; the bargain shopping; the
social connection they provide to the charities and their contribution to the environment –
promoting re-use and reducing waste going to landfill.
“Charity op shops are integral to the fabric of Australian society. We love to know that items we
donate will be put to good use and that the proceeds from our purchases go to help others in the
community,” says Ms Caulfield.
Faye De Lanty, TV fashion commentator and eco/op shop fashion blogger, and Josh Flinn, TV fashion commentator and stylist, have come on board as brand ambassadors for the Salvos Stores partnership with National Op Shop Week. Faye says “I am a thriftshop-aholic! Through my blog Fashion Hound, my existing partnership with Salvos Stores and my role as eco fashion warrior for Ch9 Mornings, I am beyond passionate about showing people how their sartorial choices can help to save the planet. Reuse, reinvent and reduce your fashion footprint’.
Salvos Stores have been helping struggling families and individuals for over 125 years, and have
raised millions of dollars to support The Salvation Army. Pre-loved and recycled furniture, clothing
and goods are donated to the stores and then sold at reasonable and fair prices. All profits from
these sales go towards running vital Salvation Army programs which assist the less fortunate.
Goods are also distributed free of charge to those in need through The Salvation Army’s network
of Community Services Centres. By donating to and shopping at Salvos Stores the community is
recycling and reducing landfill. This is of great benefit to our environment.
By taking part in National Op Shop Week, and shopping and donating at your community Salvos Store you are supporting the mission and programs of The Salvation Army. Salvos Stores use all their proceeds to fund vital work in the community on a weekly basis. You can get information from the Salvos website here.