The staff are absolutely delightful and full of enthusiasm and passion for Rotary and what it has to offer the community. As volunteers they put a lot of work into making the store well displayed and the layout of fashion (Spring Racing Carnival time) was excellent.
What I found surprising was the amount of items that are brand new, mostly with tags still on them and selling for a bargain. Some of the shoes were stunning, even though I’m not into high heels, they looked brand new and ready for someone to snap them up.
The main purpose of this shop is to give good value to customers in the Surrey Hills area and to raise money for the activities of Rotary.
The main fundraising activities of the club are to support Operation Cleft which was instigated by the club over 10 years ago and which provides cleft palate operations in Bangladesh. Their newest project is Operation Toilets. They are assisting with the building of toilets in schools in India so that girls when they reach puberty do not have to stop going to school, which is what happens at present. A spin off of this project is teaching children the benefits of washing their hands and washing areas are also being built.
OPENING HOURS: 10 am – 4 pm Tuesday to Friday / 10 am – 1 pm Saturday. Monday and Sunday – closed
LOCATION: 1113 Riversdale Road, Surrey Hills
PARKING: There is unmetered parking along South Parade with a one hour limit which is plenty of time to walk up and down this little strip of shops.
TRANSPORT: Tram stop right out the front. You can look at timetables here.
DISABLED ACCESS: Good disabled access out the front with a few stairs into the store. Wheelchair friendly but would be very tight.
ATM: There are two ATM’s that are 1km away – come prepared with $’s, although the Op Shop does have EFTPOS.
ENTRANCE FEE: No fee.
DOGS: Just tie them up outside in the shade and please clean up any mess they make. Be mindful of them in hot weather.
TOILET FACILITIES: Nearest toilets are some distance away, although there may be some in the park across the road. Ask the lovely staff, they’ll be able to direct you.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rotary-Recycle-Op-Shop-374977282517336/
No Instagram but #surreyhillsopshop
DONATIONS: Please deliver donations during business hours if possible.
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