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Op shop shortage: Donate your quality clothes today!
With charity op shops reporting their lowest level of stock on record, Ross and John want your support in donating clothes you haven’t worn for a year to your local op shop.
Speaking with 3AW Breakfast, Do Something! spokesperson John Dee said despite a huge demand for goods and clothing from op shops, people were holding onto their goods because of economic pressures.
”Unfortunately we're in a situation where they are literally billions of dollars of clothes lying unused in our wardrobes,” he said.
”And yet...the charity op shops are desperately needing more clothes and more items to get donated at the 2,000 op shop stores around Australia.”
John Dee urged people to do a spring clean and give any unneeded, good quality clothes to their local charity.
"If you haven't worn it for a year, and it's good quality, get it down to the local op shop and give them a hand," he said.
Go to Do Something’s! Op Shop Week site to find the closest op shop to you to donate.
LISTEN: Do Something! spokesperson John Dee speaks with Ross and John:
why are they renovating these op shops to look like boutiques then upping the price? Leaving them as they are with cheaper goods for all, would be alot better. Who is paying for these renovations?julia Tuesday 9 October, 2012 - 9:50 AM
Do opp shops or salvos accept bathersAmira Tuesday 2 October, 2012 - 10:09 AM
I have taken all my items on a Saturday and handed them in.
Kerryn, these charities don't make it hard. They are there on weekends too.
The reason you can't just leave items after hours at the door is because this is when most people will leave their rubbish there.zoeymoggard Monday 1 October, 2012 - 8:20 PM
People are selling their clothes themselves on Ebay, etc. I'm sick of all the Op shops crying poor. When they stop paying yourselves disgusting wages and benefits I'll start donating again. Disclose how much actual goes to the poor and then we'll all know the truth. The Op shops are only for the rich now!I now ask the local church if there are people in need of anything I no longer have need for. I've just cut out the middle man now.Tanya Friday 28 September, 2012 - 12:12 PM
Why does the public expect op shops to be accessible 24 hours seven days a week? One doesn't expect these hours of a hairdresser or a clothing store. And municipal by-laws govern the use of footpaths outside op shops - not the op shops. Leaving goods outside op shops is also an OH&S issue for the public - not a very charitable act.Kerryn Thursday 27 September, 2012 - 11:49 AM
Stop moaning and crying op shops, you have no one to blame but yourselves as you have made it extremely difficult for people to donate. Make donating conveniant and people will donate until then stop with the poor, poor pitiful me attitude.Stella - Morwell Tuesday 25 September, 2012 - 2:59 PM