Second-hand clothing and op-shopping has been on the rise recently and could not come at a more perfect time. The RSPCA has been a staple not-for-profit supporter of countless vulnerable and deprived animals.
Over the past few years, the RSPCA has extended to the Op-Shop scene, opening over seven successful stores, with their Kidman Park store raising an incredible $400,000 for animal care. Due to their ever-growing community support and 75% increase of income from last year, the RSPCA will be opening their eighth store on July 6t, in Sefton Park.
Operations Manager, Ben Dawson, believes that the new store will be an opportunity for South Aussies to show their support for an important cause. The aim is to raise funds to compete with the growing costs of rehoming animals and providing rescue work.
“We are totally dependent on support from our community to fund our animal care and rescue work,” Dawson says.
The average cost to rehome an animal, in addition to other care funds, costs around the $1000 mark. With the organisation caring for around 9000 animals, this windfall opportunity has coincided perfectly. The new Sefton Park store will provide another avenue for animal lovers to support animals needing a second chance at life.
Opening day is set to be packed with a variety of family-friendly events, including giveaway prizes, goodie bags and a fashion parade. The RSPCA encourages any support, whether it be through donating, buying or volunteering.
So, whether you’re looking to find a repurposed pair of boyfriend jeans and recycled RSPCA merch, or you’re just wanting to support thousands of domestic and stray animals, go ahead and check out the Sefton Park store from the 6t of July.
You can check out the new Op-Shop from July 6 at 495 Regency Road, Sefton Park SA or click here for more information