Making a difference

Charity op shops transform unremarkable donations to make a remarkable difference to people’s lives.
The Facts

In 12 months Australians donate more than 780,000 tonnes of clothing and goods to charity stores. Scroll down for more facts.....

How your donations make a difference

Through your donations of clothing and goods, charity recyclers assist tens of thousands of people in need every day across Australia. Income from recycling your donations enables the charities to deliver vital community support programs including:

  • aged care services
  • budget counselling
  • counselling services
  • crisis accommodation
  • disaster recovery
  • drug and alcohol rehabilitation
  • education services
  • employment opportunities
  • family tracing services
  • food and clothing
  • foster care
  • furniture and household goods
  • funeral services
  • home visits
  • hospital and health services
  • hostel accommodation
  • in home respite
  • legal aid
  • medical research
  • migrant and refugee assistance
  • no and low vision services
  • overseas disaster relief
  • prison visits
  • suicide prevention counselling
  • youth programs

How to help

More than 76,000 Australians volunteer their time to support charity op shops

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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.