It is an initiative of Do Something Near You. Their website answers my most obvious question
What Is Do Something Near You?
The aim of the project is to encourage and assist members of the public and the business community to invest their time and resources in local not-for-profit organisations, to the benefit of all Australians.
Some coverage of the week is available online.
Lifeline Macarthur are having a 50% off sale on some selected stock in celebration of Op Shop Week http://www.lifelinemacarthur.org.au/index.php/national-op-shop-week
|Image from Lifeline Shops|
Lifeline Shops have this great visual covering why they think National Op Shop Week is valuable http://www.uccommunity.org.au/lifeline-shops
Epilepsy Victoria is hoping it will boost clothes donations http://www.epinet.org.au/news/latest_news/1st_national_op_shop_week
Asthma Foundation Queensland opens a new op shop at 51 Barlow Street, Fortitude Valley http://www.asthmafoundation.org.au/Bag_a_bargain_in_the_Valley_during_National_Op_Shop_Week.aspx
Check out the Do Something Near You website - http://www.dosomethingnearyou.com.au/
Where can you donate? Check out the website www.opshopweek.com.au where you can add your postcode and quick as a flash your nearest op shops pop up.
Following hot on it's tail is Buy Nothing New Month - I'll be blogging about that soon :-)
Happy Op Shopping everyone