Enjoy a spot of op-shopping to support Animal Welfare League Queensland

With National Op Shop Week currently underway, Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) is encouraging Gold Coasters to pop into one of their stores and shop up a storm or donate some quality used items.

AWLQ Spokesperson Rachel Wills said National Op Shop Week is an opportunity to celebrate the important role of op shops in our community and the vital income they provide.

“AWLQ’s Op Shops directly support the work AWLQ does within the Gold Coast and Brisbane communities. All proceeds from our stores go directly towards caring for the 10,900 animals we receive and provide a second chance to annually,” she said.


“By shopping at and donating to AWLQ Op Shop stores the community is also helping the environment by reducing landfill. Pre-loved and recycled furniture, clothing and goods are donated to the stores and then sold at reasonable and fair prices.”

AWLQ Op Shop

PHOTO: Animal Welfare League Queensland

Ms Willis said all the proceeds from the AWLQ op shops can go directly to helping animals as all of the stores are run by a dedicated team of loyal volunteers.

“National Op Shop Week also provides us the opportunity to thank the army of volunteers who generously donate their time and work tirelessly to keep AWLQ’s Op Shop stores operating,” she said.

Donated goods can be dropped off to any AWLQ Op Shop store or to the AWLQ drop off point at the Gold Coast Animal Rehoming Centre. If you have a large amount or bulky items to donate, you can arrange for these to be collected by calling 07 5509 9056.

The AWLQ are always looking for volunteers to help out at their Op Shop stores. For more information please visit awlqld.com.au.

This is a sponsored editorial brought to you by Animal Welfare League Queensland


Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.

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