We have all been missing our Op Shops, both for picking up a treat or treasure, or for dropping off the goodies we garner from our own decluttering efforts. Some of us will be happy to get back into our volunteer roles too! The good news I bring you today is St. Vinnies Op Shops are beginning to reopen, with a list of South Australian shops opening from May 25th, 2020. Further Vinnies Shops will reopen in the coming weeks. The first round of reopenings are Elizabeth, Hawthorn, Kidman Park, Mount Barker, Mount Gambier, Norwood, and both Whyalla Essington Lewis Avenue and Whyalla Westland Shopping Centre.
Goodies from St Vinnies
Vinnies Shops will be reopening after a thorough cleaning, and with extra daily cleaning routines in place, all donations going through a quarantine period before processing for sale, and with hand sanitiser available at the store entrance. Please also bring your common sense and exercise good personal hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette, and if you have any symptoms of illness at all, please stay safely at home!
St Vinnies Community outreach programs
You can like and follow Vinnies SA on Facebook, or on Instagram. It's been a tumultuous year so far, so let's support our local charities that do so much for our communities. St Vinnies provide a range of assistance for numerous communities in need, including bushfire relief, assistance for migrants and refugees, international aid, children's services, homelessness services, Indigenous services, and low-income services. If you find yourself in need of help, St Vinnies is a great place to talk to someone about finding the right support for your situation.