Op shop pay out to charities


A MORNINGTON op shop is proving the saying “from little things big things grow”.

After being open just six months Tru Opportunity, in Frank St, has been able to donate $250 each to 48 different charities and causes – a total of $12,000.

“The charities were nominated by the people who donated the goods – that’s how we pick the charities,” said manager Trudy Lennon-Bowers, who held a stall at the Benton Junior College Fair last week.

“As we are in an industrial area we get no foot traffic and rely on people seeing the tiny op shop street signs, as well as word of mouth. We had to pay to get these little signs through council and they won’t allow any other type of sign.

“I get people through every day who had no idea we were here. Imagine how well we would do if people could actually find us? We need donations and volunteers.”

Opening hours are Monday to Friday 9.30am-3.30pm and Saturday 10am-1pm.

First published in the Mornington News – 28 March 2017


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