The National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations Inc. (NACRO) is the peak organisation for Australian charities that recycle clothing, furniture, household and workplace goods to provide for the disadvantaged and fund vital community welfare programs.
National Op Shop Week 2014
Dates for your diary: 24 to 31 August 2014
Let’s prepare for Spring with a clean-out while helping others in our community. Please donate unwanted quality clothing and goods to a local charity op shop. All proceeds from donations to charity op shops go to funding their vital community programs. A joint initiative of Do Something! and NACRO, National Op Shop Week celebrates the vital role of charity op shops in Australian communities. More…
Appeal to shopping complex managers
The National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations (NACRO) has called on shopping complex managers to support charities over commercial for-profit operators when allocating space for clothing donation bins.
“It is obviously disappointing and very concerning for charities when property managers, for whatever reason, make a decision to support a commercial for-profit enterprise at the expense of charities,” says NACRO Chief Executive Officer, Ms Kerryn Caulfield.
“It is particularly disturbing when respected charities are asked to remove their donation bins from fundraising sites to make way for commercial arrangements.”
Ms Caulfield said each donation bin generated tens of thousands of dollars for the charity recyclers, which in turn enables the charity to help tens of thousands of people through their community support programs.
“In these hard times, when the number of Australians seeking help is growing, every cent raised counts.
“I urge shopping complex managers to support genuine charity recyclers ahead of commercial arrangements as is now the case across many Australian councils,” Ms Caulfield said.
“They should ask two questions… Read the full media release here …