Thrift Shopping in Annerley For a Good Cause

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For the love of thrift stores and helping people at the same time, op-shops are definitely the best places to go. Annerley has some of the best op-shops in Brisbane, perfect for those who are looking for unique finds at reasonable prices whilst helping a good cause.

Along Ipswich Road lies several op-shops that you can choose from: The Asthma Foundation Thrift Store, Aid For The Blind and Vinnies and Lifeline.


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The Asthma Foundation

With 2.5m Australians who have asthma and an approximate number of 400 who die from the illness every year in mind, the Asthma Foundation aims to seek a cure for asthma and improve the quality of life of people suffering from this chronic illness. They deliver evidence-based preventative health strategies to over 200,000 people each year. The foundation funds vital basic science and population health research and how to best manage the disease.

The foundation runs a number of op-shops in Queensland and in Brisbane. The one in Annerley offers vintage and retro goods. It also carries a wide selection of clothing, books, toys, manchester and home ware.



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Lifeline has more than 130 shops in Queensland ranging from superstores, shops and book shops. The funds that they raise from the shops go to their 24-hour Lifeline Crisis Support centre.

In their Annerley op shop, you will find a wide selection of just about anything — clothes, books, kitchenware and even furniture!



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Vinnies is formally known as the St Vincent de Paul Society. It has over 40,000 volunteers and members who work hard to help people in need and to fight social injustice in Australia. It is an international organisation that operates in 150 countries worldwide.

Their op-shop in Annerley has a wide range of clothing for men and women as well as other items. You will love the homey atmosphere in the store. You’ll definitely shop in homey comfort at Vinnie’s.

Op-shopping this weekend, anyone?