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New Look for Community Op-Shop on Brisbane’s Northside

After more than 10 years providing the community with quality second-hand goods, it was time for The Hills Op-Shop to get a new look.

By Steff WillisFriday 7 Oct 2022Inspirational StoriesReading Time: 2 minutes

The Hills Op-Shop has been serving the Northside community with clothes, bric-a-brac and other quality goods for over 10 years.

The Hills Op-Shop is a ministry of Hills Church who recently opened their new building including a new auditorium, cafe and the highly anticipated community op-shop.

The op-shop serves two purposes – to help families who are feeling the pinch with the rising cost of living and to help address clothing waste in Australia.

According to the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water, Australian’s acquire an average of 27 kilograms of new clothing per person per year. They then discard around 23 kilograms of clothing to landfill each year. Second-hand clothing shops help reduce textiles waste to landfill.

The new shop front is fresh and spacious and well stocked thanks to generous donations of quality clothes, shoes, bric-a-brac and all sorts of exciting goods at very low prices. The op-shop is run by volunteers as a service to local community.

“The volunteers are like a family” said Margaret Beard who is the Op-Shop director and has been serving for 10 years.

Margaret Beard, Hills Op-Shop Director

Margaret Beard, Hills Op-Shop Director

“This is the communities op-shop” Margaret said as she opened the op-shop “We want you to feel at home here”.

Funds raised through the op-shop go towards church ministries serving the local community.

The Hills Op-Shop and Cafe are open on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 9am – 1pm. The new shop is located at the bottom of the car park under the new Hills Church building at 79 Queens Road, Everton Hills.