Starick Op Shop Garage Sale to support programs for women escaping domestic violence

Volunteer and Op Shop Manager Sandy Hunt (Right) with Communications Officer Jane Cornes and Project Officer Nicky Grobler Picture: Matt Jelonek
Volunteer and Op Shop Manager Sandy Hunt (Right) with Communications Officer Jane Cornes and Project Officer Nicky Grobler Picture: Matt Jelonek

NOT only will it be possible to pick up a designer Kardashian jacket for less than $60, profits from the Starick Op Shop Garage Sale will go to support women and children escaping domestic violence.

Starick runs a variety of integral programs including baby massage, lived experience, safe at home, yoga and art therapy as part of its service for abused women.

But communications officer Jane Cornes said these programs were self funded.

“We are funded for services like the refuge and counselling but we are not funded for the little things that help women to feel empowered and independent,” she said.

“So all profits made from our op shop go to running these programs and courses that we see making such a difference.”

The sale is on July 28, from 9-3pm and will feature baby, children, men and women’s clothing, shoes, toys, books, kitchenware and bric-a-brac.