Anti Poverty Week Op Shop Tour

Published: Friday, 11 October 2019 at 2:40:39 PM

The City of Albany is getting on board Anti-Poverty Week 2019 with a free Op Shop Bus Tour that aims to increase awareness and support those in our community who live below the poverty line.

Anti-Poverty Week runs next week from October 13 to 19 and aims to raise awareness of the impact of financial hardship locally and globally.

The City of Albany’s free Op Shop Bus Tour will be stopping at a number of Op Shops where participants will hear about the multiple ways that funds raised in each store help give back to the community.

Across the week, those who can’t make the tour are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items to one of the ‘free little pantries’ available at the Albany Public Library, Forrest Personnel and Rainbow Coast Neighbourhood Centre.

Alternatively donations can be sent to Foodbank Albany, 5-7 Cockburn Road.

City of Albany Executive Director Community Services Susan Kay said the Op Shop Bus Tour is a unique way to support the charitable work our Op Shops do in giving back to the local community during Anti-Poverty Week.

“More than 13.2 per cent of Australians are living below the poverty line, a statistic that includes more than 739,000 children,” she said.

“It is important that we all work towards reducing this figure by supporting the organisations that give back to those in the community who are impacted by poverty.”

The City of Albany Op Shop Tour Bus will leave Centennial Stadium on Lockyer Avenue at 9am on Saturday, 19 October and return at 1pm.

Bookings are essential and can be made by emailing commdevel@albany.wa.gov.au or calling 6820 3023.

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