Supporting animals in need will never go out of style.
We’re big fans of our furry friends and couldn’t imagine a world without them. That’s why our ears prick up whenever we hear that the RSPCA SA is up to something new — because we just know they’ve got our pawsome pals covered.
In South Australia, the RSPCA rescues more than 8,000 neglected and unwanted animals each year, helping them to find a new home. But to do this, they need our support. The RSPCA Op Shop initiative started back in 1976 and has found their feet in recent years, expanding to nine stores. Since the two megastores opened, RSPCA South Australia has saved over 200,000,000 items from entering landfill while generating much needed funds for the organisation and its causes.
Not only do the op shops support sustainable fashion, they’re run by over 300 loyal volunteers, with 100 percent of the profits going straight back into the cause. There are gems to find in all stores, but if you’re looking for plenty of options to choose from, head to one of their megastores in Sefton Park or Kidman Park. “Our megastores have a huge range of clothing, homewares and accessories while still maintaining that boutique feel,” says Op Shop Operations Manager Meg Gill.
How can you help?
Are you holding on to things that you probably don’t need anymore? Could your wardrobe use a little more free space? The beauty of donating to the RSPCA Op Shops is that nothing is going to waste, and as the saying goes — what you might consider trash, could very well be someone else’s treasure. Here are some items that the RSPCA is always looking for…
• Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing
• Books, CDs, and DVDs
• Quality items that you would gift to a friend.
Where is my closest store?
With nine existing stores up and running, and another nine stores set to open over the next three years, it’s never been easier to shop up a storm or donate items that you no longer use! Just head to any of the following locations:
• Rundle St
• Sefton Park (megastore)
• Kidman Park (megastore)
You can also donate at the RSPCA’s Lonsdale Shelter, Head Office in Stepney, or Petville in Hillcrest.