The National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations Inc. (NACRO) is the peak organisation for Australia’s 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
A big “thank you” to everyone who joined us in celebrating National Op Shop Week: 24 to 31 August 2014.
If you have not already started your Spring clean-out remember, it’s also helping others in our community when you donate your quality goods to your local charity op shop. Find out how to make your donation count here …
Or, give yourself a little retail therapy that is guaranteed to do good – discover the fun of op shopping. Did you know Australia’s first family are op shoppers? Read more here …
Margie Abbott thanks Australia’s 70,000 op shop volunteers on behalf of the nation
A highlight of the week was the celebration of charity op shop volunteers, attended by Mrs Margie Abbott, wife of the Prime Minister. Some 70,000 volunteers support the operations of charity op shops around Australia. Mrs Abbott helped us recognise their contribution at a morning tea hosted by The Smith Family. She chatted over a cuppa and cake with the volunteers and staff at in op shop in Burwood, NSW. Mrs Abbott is pictured below with (left – right) Cherie Donaldson (Lifeline volunteer for 27 yrs), Bob Takser (Salvos – 18 yrs), Sena Belle (Smith Family – 6 yrs), Tracey McCullagh (Smith Family – 16 yrs) and Rena Basilico (Smith Family – 6 yrs). Meet more charity op shop volunteers here …
Margie Abbott launches National Op Shop Week
Margie Abbott, wife of the Prime Minister, officially launched National Op Shop at an event hosted by Salvos Stores in Manly.
In the spirit of the week, Mrs Abbott donated some household goods – beautiful platters – and also purchased some clothing and books.
She is pictured below handing over the platters to General Manager Salvos Stores Australian Eastern Territory Neville Barrett and NACRO Chief Executive Kerryn Caulfield before meeting store volunteers, staff and people assisted through Salvos’ programs funded by the stores.