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Sacred Heart Mission Op Shop

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by Anna Bourozikas (subscribe)
Freelance writer living in and reviewing Melbourne's West.
Published August 11th 2011
Many years ago while I was a student, I lived down the road from the Sacred Heart Mission op shop in Grey Street St Kilda. It kept me clothed in stylish retro gear, and furnished my house.

Sacred Heart Mission counter
Vintage Goodness

I always wondered about the sounds I could hear behind the wall in the shop. From the sounds of clinking cutlery, conversation and laughter, it was clear a large group of people were eating in this mysterious space.

I soon learnt this was the famous Sacred Heart Mission Dining Hall where 500 people come for a free breakfast and lunch each day.

Sacred Heart Mission room
Bargains Galore

These are people who are sleeping rough, living alone in private room houses, crisis accommodation or staying with friends. Ninety-four per cent are single and may have no or little contact with family or friends.

The Mission provides a range of services for these people, including a rooming house, food parcels counselling services, arts program, and sport and recreation activities.

If you ever wondered what happens to the money you spend at an op shop, then the Sacred Heart Mission is a good place to shop. Not only can you find leather Mollini and Olga Berg bags for $5 and leather boots for $10, you can see who and what your money supports. Everyone's a winner.

The Mission runs five op shops, all of which are open seven days a week. Check here for details.

Sacred Heart Mission outside
Come Inside.

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Why? To get great bargains and help a great cause.
When: 9.30am - 4.30pm (7 days a week)
Where: 87A Grey St St Kilda. Check website for other locations.
Cost: Depends on item
I love op shops and must get down to this one soon.
By Sue Williams - senior reviewer
Friday, 12th of August @ 06:57 am
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