Grab a fash­ion bar­gain and help the needy

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Jenny Gal­braith

MAK­ING a fash­ion state­ment doesn’t have to cost a for­tune and can also help make a dif­fer­ence.

Na­tional Op Shop Week is on again this month and op­shops across the coun­try are get­ting be­hind the ini­tia­tive.

Started by Jon Dee, of Do Some­thing Near You, the cam­paign from Au­gust 23-30 pro­motes the work char­ity op-shops do around the com­mu­nity.

Salvos area man­ager Stephen Gillespie said there were many bar­gains to be had at stores such as Mt Druitt Salvos.

“Mainly it’s about mak­ing peo­ple aware about re­cy­cling and reusing cloth­ing, and find­ing items they can pull to­gether for a fash­ion state­ment,” he said.

“There’s al­ways trea­sures and bar­gains to be had, peo­ple just have to look.”

Some­times peo­ple could be ap­pre­hen­sive about en­ter­ing an op-shop be­cause they may think they are just for dis­ad­van­taged peo­ple, Mr Gillespie said.

“It’s for ev­ery­one, and ob­vi­ously the money raised goes to­wards our spe­cial projects, so we need peo­ple’s sup­port shop­ping and need peo­ple’s sup­port by do­nat­ing items,” he said.

The Salvos have launched their Style Army cam­paign to en­cour­age more peo­ple to shop at op-shops.

TV fash­ion com­men­ta­tor and blog­ger Faye De Lanty will visit a pop-up Salvos Street Bou­tique store in Par­ra­matta to give styling tips and ad­vice on Au­gust 25.

De­tails: do­some­thingn­earyou.com. au/na­tional-op-shop-week

Pic­ture: DAVE SWIFT

Steve Gillespie shows off some bar­gains at Mt Druitt Salvos.

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