Help bring cheer to someone experiencing homelessness
This Christmas, the Sacred Heart Mission has put forward a request to all op shop customers to help with meals that will be dished up over the festive period to people who are homeless.
Customers are being asked to donate $3.80; the cost of a three course lunch served in the Mission's St Kilda dining hall, to put a bauble on the Christmas trees displayed in each of its seven op shops.
The initiative was piloted last year at the Mission's South Melbourne op shop with great success; 1,080 baubles were sold, decorating 24 wire trees hanging from the store's ceiling.
The baubles represent the meals that Sacred Heart Mission will provide over the festive period as sitting down and sharing a Christmas meal is something that resonates with most people.
86 Riversdale Road (cnr Glenferrie Road), Hawthorn 87a Grey Street, St Kilda 365 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne
415 Inkerman Street, East St Kilda
This is part of Sacred Heart Mission's 'A Gift That Counts' fundraising appeal which aims to raise $250,000 so it can continue to offers meals and other services to people experiencing homelessness and disadvantage. The theme was chosen to show that every "gift" or donation made to the Mission this Christmas will impact a person's life.
South Melbourne op shop manager Karen Grieve hanging the wire trees from the store's ceiling, ready for decorating.