SWOP and Local Opy are under the same umbrella. Each serve different purposes while working harmoniously with each other.
Local Opy was a natural progression for SWOP. We were already making donations to our local opportunity shop, and we too wanted a space that people could go to for a trendy bargain. But more so, we wanted to support the charities we believe in.
For clothes that don’t meet our SWOP criteria (we couldn’t buy them from you), there are two great options:
1. Repurpose: You can hold onto the un-sold clothes and repurpose them. For example, sell them at your local market, gift to a friend, cut into cleaning cloths, etc.
2. Donate: We can donate the un-sold clothes to our charity partners on your behalf. In Brisbane, you can choose for us to donate them to Local Opy!
The Australian Marine Conservation Society is Australia’s leading national charity dedicated solely to protecting our precious ocean wildlife.
By shopping at Local Opy over the next 3 months you’ll be helping to ensure Australia's coasts and oceans remain healthy and free for tomorrow's generations.
$10,056 donated in July 2023 to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
$13,575.37 donated in April 2023 to the The Healing Foundation.
$10,614 donated in December 2022 to Smart Pups.
$12,599.19 donated in October 2022 to Karrkad Kanjdji Trust.
$8,090.93 donated in July 2022 to Container of Dreams.
$4,540.92 donated in April 2022 to
Open Doors Youth Service.
$7,569.00 donated in January 2022 to SEED MOB.
$7,580.36 donated in October 2021 to Micah Projects.
$2,536.65 donated in December 2020 to Skateworks Project.
$4,168.05 donated in September 2020 to Women’s House Shelta.
$4,242.44 donated in May 2020 to WIRES Wildlife Rescue.
$3,751.01 donated in February 2020 to Community Connections: Mirco Savings Project.
$2,199.90 donated in January 2019 to Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
$2,920.85 donated in May 2019 to Environmental Defenders Office Queensland.
$3,564.50 donated in August 2019 to Micah Projects.
$2,585.53 donated November 2019 to Australian Wildlife Conservancy.