Keep donations flowing for Op Shops
OPPORTUNITY shops across the Fraser Coast are readying themselves for a wave of donations as National Op Shop Week comes to a close.
The event was created by the Do Something organisation to increase donations to charity stores and raise awareness of their community work.
Maryborough op shop worker Noel Eichmann said a lot of unusual items were donated to the stores and many of them came with their own unique stories.
"We had an expensive pair of brand new Italian shoes donated once," Mr Eichmann said.
"There has also been art work donated that has been created by famous artists."
Maryborough St Vincent De Paul centre coordinator Lisa Baker said she hoped National Op Shop Week would help the public understand the needs of society and would hopefully encourage them to donate goods.
"Unfortunately we have noticed a decrease in donations," Ms Baker said.
"So we are asking people to please donate any unwanted goods so that we can continue our great work."
Ms Baker said she would urge people to donate as much as they can to a good cause and consider the possibility of volunteering.
National Op Shop Week runs from September 24-30.
To find your local charity Op Shops or more information about Op Shop Week, visit OpShopWeek.com.au