COVID 19 LOCKDOWN UPDATE 10/6/21
The Helping Hands Mission team are pleased to announce that our op shops will reopen tomorrow, Friday the 11th of June, with our COVIDSafe plan in place.
Our office team will be taking calls to rebook pantry clients in for next week and we thank you for your patience as we work through the high volume of calls.
All of our sites are ready to accept your donations. Our winter stocks are already running low so we really appreciate your generosity.
Please note our Melbourne op shops will be open this Friday and Saturday, closed on Monday for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday, then open again for op shopping and pantry appointments on Tuesday the 15th of June.
We look forward to welcoming you all back! Please remember to sign in on arrival, using either our QR codes or the sign-in books that will be at the entrance of each of our shops. We also ask that you remember how important it is to practice social distancing and hand sanitising during your visit to Helping Hands Mission, so we can provide a safe and pleasant experience for you, our staff and our volunteers.
COVID 19 LOCKDOWN UPDATE 2/6/21
In line with today’s announcements, Helping Hands Mission op shops and pantries across Melbourne will remain closed until further notice. All updates will be posted via social media and to our website as soon as they come to hand. In some positive news, as restrictions ease in regional Victoria, we are happy to announce that our Bridgewater op shop will reopen at 10am on Friday 4th of June.
Thanks again for your understanding, stay safe, and we hope to welcome you back soon.
COVID 19 LOCKDOWN UPDATE 27/5/21
Following today’s lockdown announcement, all Helping Hands Mission sites will be closed from 4pm tonight (Thursday 27th May). We will advise you all here and on our social media platforms if there are any changes to these dates, however for the time being our Op Shops will reopen on Friday the 4th of June, and our Community Pantries will reopen on Monday the 7th of June.
*Please refer to our social media pages and our website for all updates – these are the most up to date and current sources of information about our operation times during the pandemic*
Thanks for your understanding during this difficult time and we hope to see you all very soon.
Helping Hands Mission Inc. raises funds for our Emergency and Material Aid programs via the sales in our op shops - we do not rely on government funding. If you would like to support our charity please click the 'Donate' button below. Thank you!
Helping Hands Mission Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation that runs six opportunity shops across Melbourne and rural Victoria, and provides emergency support to Victorian families and individuals who are suffering as a result of extreme circumstance.
Extreme circumstance can strike anyone at any time. Natural disasters, such as drought or bushfire, have an enormous impact on the day-to-day lives of many families. Similarly, illness or unexpected loss of income can place people in a sudden and very difficult situation. We currently work in partnership with a number of local and rural aid agencies to ensure the emergency and material aid support we provide is accessible and directed across a broad range of community needs.
Our op shops are a treasure trove of quality clothing, footwear, books, toys, furniture, homewares and bric-a-brac, and we keep our prices low to ensure that everyone can afford to wear nice clothes, furnish their homes, and buy toys for their kids. This provides a sense of dignity to those who need our help most. We also run Work for the Dole programs, giving job seekers the opportunity to develop their skills and improve employability.
As well as being a resource and a meeting place for the community, these op shops provide the funding we need to deliver programs that focus on providing emergency aid, material aid and opportunities for social inclusion. Every dollar spent in our op shops goes back to helping the community.
Come and visit us today and see why Helping Hands op shops have become an integral part of the community during our 13 years of operation. Our op shops are located in Airport West, Roxburgh Park, Preston, Sunshine, and Bridgewater on Loddon (just outside of Bendigo).