I like your skirt! Where did you get it? I love your Jacket! Mine cost
$3. So did mine!
reuse, recycle has been a catch phrase used for some years now and has
certainly been a foundation philosophy of the Healesville Living and
Learning Centre since its inception. The
very first activity undertaken by the Centre was to open an Opportunity
Shop that would support the Centre as a fundraising activity and
contribute to a healthy local environment. Quite forward thinking for
the time as carbon credits and carbon foot prints were not even a blip
on the environmental radar.
Op shop soon earned a reputation as one of the best around Melbourne and
buses filled with students and others were often seen parked out the
front as part of their ‘Shopping Tour.’
Everyone loves a bargain!
Healesville Living and Learning Centre’s East End Opportunity Shop
provides good quality, recycled clothes and household goods at
affordable prices. It has
been open and operating for the last 32 years, recycling goods and
supporting the community of Healesville. As well as providing great
quality goods, our shop provides retail experience and training for
volunteers and people looking to expand their horizons.
reusing or sharing a product rather than buying a new one, you're
protecting the environment through saving water, energy and raw
materials and by passing your clothes, accessories or equipment on to
others, you are diverting materials from landfill thus conserving
resources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The
East End Op-shop also supports other charitable organisations such as
Diabetes Australia by donating to them materials that cannot be sold in
the shop for conversion into rags etc. Good
quality donations are always needed but please be mindful, if you
wouldn’t buy it, use it, or wear it, then cannot sell it. Support
the environment, support your community.