National Op Shop Week - BSL donation journey 2014
During National Op Shop week 2014, we want to share the story of how your donated goods to BSL are sorted, processed, and then sold in our op shops, providing low-cost goods to shoppers and raising vital funds for our programs and services.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - National Op Shop Week - BSL donation journey 2014
We are grateful for all donations that we receive
and can accept a wide range of items including
books, clothing, furniture and even fridges!
We collect items from homes in Greater Melbourne for
FREE through our 1300 DONATE service
OR donations can be dropped off at any of our stores across
Items collected both in-store and through 1300 DONATE
are transported to our central sorting facility for
Items that aren’t high enough quality to hit the shop
floor are recycled in a number of different ways
depending upon the item. All recycling options have
been arranged to bring in further funds for the
Brotherhood such as selling scrap metal.
Quality items are sent to our network of stores to sell.
To ensure that our customers get a bargain each time
they shop with us, our stores also follow a clothing
price guide so items like t-shirts, skirts and shorts are
always $4, jeans and pants $5 and so on.
Not only do families and bargain hunters pick up great
quality items at traditional op shop prices, but all profits
made are reinvested into the many programs and services
that help disadvantaged Australians.
For more information visit www.bsl.org.au