Grab a fashion bargain and help the needy
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
Steve Gillespie shows off some bargains at Mt Druitt Salvos.