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PM's wife launches Op Shop Week

Red Cross Shops joined the launch of National Op Shop Week to support charity op shops.

Monday August 24, 2015

Margie Abbott with Red Cross Shops staff at the launch of National Op Shop Week in Sydney

A brass band, runway models and the PM's wife all added to the fanfare for the launch of National Op Shop Week in Sydney.  

Australia's charity op shops are encouraging us all to 'Op Till You Drop!'.  

Jon Dee, the Founder of National Op Shop Week says "Charity op shops play a key role in delivering community services right across Australia, indeed, many Australians rely on the support and assistance provided by our charity op shops.  

Red Cross Shops Community Engagement Manager, Kate Dear says "Shopping at a Red Cross Shop encourages the community to 'reduce, reuse and recycle' which in turn reduces landfill waste. Our 147 shops rescue 450 tonnes of clothing from landfill each year.   

"There's a Red Cross Shop to appeal to everyone, from Superstores and traditional opportunity shops to boutique, high street stores.  

"All items purchased at Red Cross shops help support the everyday work of Red Cross such as bushfire and flood relief, providing safe drinking water and sanitation for remote communities, assisting new immigrants and ringing isolated or elderly people to check on their welfare.   

Check out the Op Shop Week social media pages at and  

For more information about Red Cross Shops go to,  look for Red Cross Shops on Facebook  or call 1800 811 700.