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The National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations Inc. (NACRO) is the peak organisation that represents Australia’s charities and charity op shops that recycle clothing, furniture, household and workplace goods to provide for the disadvantaged and fund vital community programs. 

2017 NACRO National Conference

More than 60 delegates representing charity recyclers across the country attended the 2017 NACRO National Conference held in Sydney on 16 and 17 October.  The program was jam-packed with speakers from within the Australian sector, the UK and media. All generously shared their knowledge and learnings making this conference a very enriching experience for all who attended.

Meet the speakers and read their abstracts

Luv op shops 

Australia’s charity op shops play vital roles in Australian communities.

All proceeds from your donations and purchases at charity op shops support the wonderful work undertaken by these charities in your community.

Parting with out-of-fashion / wrong size / no-longer-needed but still good quality clothes and household goods is so much easier when you know you are helping others less fortunate in your community when you donate to your local charity op shop.

Give yourself a little retail therapy that is guaranteed to do good – discover the fun of op shopping.

Declutter, help others and shop!

Whether its the house or garage declutter or shopping for gifts, there’s one place near you where you can do both and help others at the same time … your local charity op shop.

Charity op shops have great gifts and it’s so much fun to hunt for them!  And make sure your lucky friend or loved-one knows how their gift is helping others.

At the same time, why not donate some of your own “loved-but-no-longer-needed” clothing and household goods to your favourite charity op shop.

All the proceeds from sales go towards funding the wonderful services provided by the charity.  Items are also distributed to people in need due to a personal crisis or emergency.

Learn more about donating goods to charity op shops here …

Find a charity op shop near you or arrange pick-up at this link …

Donations, not rubbish please 

Giving unusable or broken goods and rubbish to a charity bin or op shop is not a donation – it is dumping waste on a charity that then has to use its funds to pay to dispose of your waste.  That’s money that should be used to help others.

Australia’s charity recyclers stand to lose millions of dollars each year disposing of rubbish and unusable ‘donations’. Make your donation count by following these simple tips:

1.Ask yourself, would you give this item to a friend in need (ie it’s clean, undamaged, good quality)
2.Donate direct to the op shop during operating hours or call to arrange pick-up for larger items
3.Put rubbish and damaged items in your rubbish bin.

More information on donating goods to op shops is available here … 

To help you make the right decisions when cleaning out your home or office, please take a moment to watch this engaging video produced by the  NSW EPA and spread the message to your friends and colleagues, or visit our webpage How to make your donation count

Volunteer

Some 70,000 volunteers support the operations of charity op shops around Australia.  Meet some of these amazing people here 

volunteers celebration with Mrs Abbott

 

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