St Pat’s to open new op shop in Fremantle

St Pat's corporate services manager Lyn Levy with store mascot Woody.  Picture: Martin Kennealey.
St Pat's corporate services manager Lyn Levy with store mascot Woody. Picture: Martin Kennealey.

A new op shop full of high-quality, eclectic fashion and retro homewares is coming to Fremantle.

St Patrick’s Community Support Centre (St. Pat’s) is opening the new shop on High Street opposite the National Hotel.

St. Pat’s corporate services manager Lyn Levy said the shop provided an important source of additional funding for St Pat’s programs.

“St. Pat’s is very lucky to be located in Freo, surrounded by a truly caring community that loves to donate high-quality goods and loves to volunteer,” she said.

“When we receive donations, our first priority is our clients and then the excess high-quality items we are able to sell in our shops to fund our programs.”

Ms Levy said the shop would have a strong emphasis on clothing.

“The shop will have high-quality, eclectic fashion which is perfect for the area,” she said.

“Furniture is not part of the picture at the moment, but there are a lot of retro homewares.”

The shop will also provide a vocational pathway for former clients – people who are getting their lives back on track and need work experience before they can find a job.

Revenue from the shop will go to health clinic, meals day centre and other client run micro enterprises such as candle and art making and the choir.

St. Pats is looking for good quality and volunteers.