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Are you doing a big clear out this weeke

Are you doing a big clear out this weekend? Do you have items that are of good quality with minimal damange? We would love your unwanted clothing and furniture at Salvos Stores. Donate this weekend get involved in National Op-Shop Week #salvosstores #opshopweek http://ow.ly/i/6H70c

Tune into The AFL Footy Show tonight at

Tune into The AFL Footy Show tonight at 8.30pm to see if you can spot Salvos Stores #salvosstores #opshopweek http://ow.ly/i/6H6wR

With wedding season fast approaching, ou

With wedding season fast approaching, our Narre Warren store has just had a donation of some beautiful wedding dresses…. check them out #salvosstores #opshopweekhttp://ow.ly/i/6GjQL

Salvos Stores comes to Myer for National Op-Shop Week

Salvos Stores comes to Myer at Eastland for

National Op-Shop Week

           

This year National Op-Shop Week will be taking part between Sunday 24th August and Sunday 31st August 2014. For the first time, Salvos Stores have teamed up with Myer in Eastland Shopping Centre to provide a pop-up shop in-store from Monday 25th August until Sunday 31st August.

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Salvos Stores will bring some amazing pre-loved treasures, in the form of ladies clothing and accessories to Myer.

Customers have the opportunity to create a unique outfit by combining the old with the new at the Salvos Stores pop-up at Myer Eastland,” said Salvos Stores Chief Executive Officer Allen Dewhirst.

The Salvos Stores pop-up shop at Myer Eastland means customers can shop for their new season look and complement it with a pre-loved item, helping out charity along the way,” said Mr Dewhirst.

In March 2014, Myer teamed up with Salvos Stores to launch the Myer and Salvos Stores Fashion Rescue program, which rewards those who donate their pre-loved clothing at Salvos Stores with a $10 Myer voucher per donation. The program supports the recycling of clothing in the Australian community, whilst also contributing to the valuable community work of the Salvation Army.

“Myer has assisted Salvos Stores divert approximately 93,000 items away from landfill in the past 6 months alone through the Fashion Rescue program. We are excited to continue our support for clothing recycling through working with Salvos Stores to establish a pop-up shop at Myer Eastland for National Op-Shop Week 2014,” said Myer  Executive General Manager Store Operations Tony Sutton.

The Salvos Stores pop-up shop at Myer Eastland will be running from Monday 25th August – Sunday 31st August 2014.

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For media enquiries, please contact:

Aife O’Loughlin

Marketing Co-Ordinator, Salvos Stores

Aife.o’loughlin@aus.salvationarmy.org

(03) 9210 5110 / 0459 601 828

Love Reading? Visit a Salvos Stores during National Children’s Book Week!

NCBW National Children’s Book Week 16th – 22nd August 2014

In association with the Children’s Book Council of Australia

We just love reading at Salvos Stores! There is something about picking up a good book, settling down with a cup of tea and letting your imagination run wild that is really magical. Our stores are stocked to the brim of fantastic titles of every kind of genre that we are never short of having something to read. Whenever we finish a book, we pop in a Salvos Stores to donate the book we just read and pick up something new to sink our teeth into.

Ringwood Salvos Stores

What we love more than burying our own head in a good book, is seeing a child do the same. A love for books and reading is one of the greatest gifts we can give a child. So, with this in mind and with National Children’s Book Week starting this Saturday, we have a very special offer for our customers.

For National Children’s Book Week, you can visit a participating Salvos Stores and buy a bag of 10 children’s books for $10.25! What a bargain!!! That will definitely keep them busy for a while….and who knows maybe you’ll even get some peace & quiet!

Participating stores:

VICTORIA Abbotsford
Camberwell
Fitzroy
Hawthorn vic
Kew
North Melbourne
Richmond
Williamstown
Windsor
Bridge Mall
Sebastopol
Wendouree
Croydon
Dandenong
Ferntree Gully
Kilsyth
Lilydale
Mulgrave
Noble Park
Nunawading
Ringwood
Rowville
Tecoma
Box Hill
Brunswick
Campbellfield
Coburg
Doncaster
Fairfield
Fawkner
Gisborne
Heidelberg
Kyneton
Preston
Thomastown
Wallan
Watsonia
Woodend
Frankston
Mordialloc
Mornington
St Kilda
Ashburton
Balwyn
Beaconsfield
Carnegie
Clayton
Cranbourne
Drouin
Glen Waverley
Hampton Park
Keysborough
Malvern
Mount Waverley
Morwell
Narre Warren
Oakleigh
Pakenham
Traralgon
Deer Park
Geelong North
Barwon Terrace
Hoppers Crossing
Melton
Moolap
Niddrie
SOUTH AUSTRALIA Kings Park
WESTERN AUSTRALIA Mandurah
Ocean Keys
Gosnells

Doesn’t the Myaree Salvos Stores look A

Doesn’t the Myaree Salvos Stores look AMAZING!!! I know where I would be going this Saturday for shopping #salvosstores http://ow.ly/i/6un93 http://ow.ly/i/6un9i

We love seeing happy customers at Salvos

We love seeing happy customers at Salvos Stores! Look at this beautiful bride to be in her dress sourced from our store in Hawthorn SA #salvosstores #anotherhappycustomer http://ow.ly/i/6oeyf

Only 4 days left on the Feast Watson Re-

Only 4 days left on the Feast Watson Re-Love project items, all proceed go to Salvos Stores….have you placed your bid yet? #salvosstores #feastwatson #relove #upcycle http://ow.ly/zJpU5

Salvos Stores Osbourne Park is now stock

Salvos Stores Osbourne Park is now stocking electrical products! This means not only can you grab yourself an electrical bargain (in full working order!) but you can also donate your unwanted working electrical goods at this store! #salvosstores http://ow.ly/i/6i4A8

FEAST WATSON RE-LOVE AUCTION RAISES FUNDS FOR SALVOS STORES

As part of the Feast Watson Re-Love Project, eight lucky Australians will have the chance to take home a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture with all proceeds donated to Salvos Stores.

Since the project’s launch in May, eight talented designers across Australia have been busy upcycling worn timber furniture items into unique designer pieces, kindly donating their time and expertise to the campaign.

From shabby bedside tables to an old tripod and even a rocking chair, each talented designer has provided inspiration and breathed new life into old furniture. Each item is marked with the designer’s unique creative style, and the outcomes speak for themselves with eight truly exceptional pieces of furniture.

Starting Thursday 24 July through to Sunday 3 August, 2014 these eight pieces will be auctioned on eBay, with all proceeds to benefit Salvos Stores.

Salvos Stores Chief Executive Officer, Allen Dewhirst, is grateful for the generous donation and excited to see the results from the auction.

“Salvos Stores are excited to once again be the charitable beneficiary of the Feast Watson Re-Love Project. Last year was a great success and we are thankful to both Feast Watson and the designers who generously donate their time to the project. We couldn’t help but love an environmentally conscious campaign which gives second-hand furniture a new lease on life. We are very excited to see the outcome of the eBay auction,” Dewhirst said.
The Re-Love Project concept was launched last year to show Australians how easy it is to provide a new lease on life to old furniture with Feast Watson products and a little TLC.

While upcycling continues to lead as one of the more popular craft trends, it seems it hasn’t quite extended to medium and large furniture pieces, with people still inclined to throw them away rather than considering their potential.

Feast Watson’s Brand Manager, James Fisher, says the talent and creativity displayed in the Re-Love Project has been outstanding.

“Our eight designers have blown us away. They have each done an incredible job in creating something truly special. Wood and timber accents are a hot trend at the moment, so it’s been exciting to see eight different timber pieces be transformed over the course of the campaign. The end result is a collection of amazing design driven pieces,” Fisher said.

“We hope the public get behind the auction and are also inspired to undertake upcycling projects of their own,” Fisher added.

To find out more information about the project or for inspiration for an up-cycling project you can complete at home, visit the Feast Watson website – http://www.feastwatson.com.au/ or the Feast Watson’s Pinterest page – http://pinterest.com/feastwatson/

To bid on your favourite item, between Thursday 24 July to Sunday 3 August visit Feast Watson’s eBay site: http://myworld.ebay.com.au/feastwatsonre-loveproject

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DESIGNERS BIOS

The eight designers participating in the Feast Watson Re-Love Project come from a variety of creative backgrounds, each with a distinct artistic signature and boasting an impressive repertoire of industry experience:

Simone Barter (QLD)
Project: Working in Style – Desk and Chair
Returning for a second year, Simone has a natural creative flair, evident in her work as an interiors and props stylist. Her specialty lies in the ability to declutter and decorate a space in a way that brings a stylishly relaxed ambience to any room in a client’s house or office. She is also the creator of inspirational blog site style.life.home (www.stylelifehome.com.au).

The Team from Made On The Left (WA)
Project: Rock’n Rabbit – Rocking Chair
Also returning for a second year, Made On The Left is a non-profit organisation based in Western Australia committed to promoting talent across the region (www.madeontheleft.blogspot.com.au). The creative team for the Feast Watson Re-Love Project is made up of three talented women: Nicole Moffat, creator of label Tall Rabbit; Rebecca Antos, an interior designer with State 28 Interiors; and Steff Wallace, who enjoys sewing and doodling on inanimate objects.

Alicia Parsons (SA)
Project: A Bit on the Sideboard – Retro Buffet
Alicia is a firm believer in second chances, especially when it comes to neglected pieces of furniture or run-down houses. The graphic designer from Adelaide currently incorporates her offbeat and quirky style into all of her design ventures as evidenced in her blog, Atypical Type A (www.atypicaltypea.com).

Penelope Herbert (SA)
Project: The Little Cabinet that Could – Mirror Cabinet
A former media marketing guru, Penelope has possessed a life-long obsession with everything related to home and design. She now writes weekly articles for the Stylehunter Home website, with her ‘Top Ten’ series being particularly popular (www.stylehunterhome.com.au).

Artemis Gouros (NSW)
Project: Off the wall – Timber Sideboard
Artemis is the Deputy editor of Australian Handyman magazine (www.readersdigest.com.au/handyman), a title dedicated to making DIY easy from knocking down a wall to hanging a door and, of course, giving old and battered furniture a new lease on life. Her favourite type of DIY is definitely furniture makeovers and she has rescued many a piece destined for the scrap heap.

Kim Knox-Thurn (NSW)
Project: The Glamour Chest – Chest of Drawers
Kim is the Principal of Sydney based firm The Style Project, a full service Interior Design business that specialises in bringing style to living and work spaces that reflect the owner’s or companies’ personality while providing the function desired. Kim loves sharing inspirations on The Style Project Blog, which features the latest trends and accessories for savvy design lovers (www.thestyleproject.com.au/blog/).

Tina Vanspall (VIC)
Project: Industrial Revolution – Reclaimed Pallet Coffee Table & Tripod Lamp
Tina is a former art dealer who now focuses on her blog, Vintage Movement, which is a collection of thrifty vintage shopping hauls and DIY how-to’s. Based in Melbourne, Tina describes Vintage Movement as celebrating and reviving the past in a fresh, modern context (www.vintagemovement.blogspot.com.au).

Kristine Franklin (VIC)
Project: A to Zzzz – Bedside Tables
Kristine is passionate about all things home, especially the creative challenge and self satisfaction that comes from decorating on a budget. Kristine’s blog, The Painted Hive, is her medium for divulging all that she discovers and learns on her quest for an affordable and beautiful home (www.thepaintedhive.net).

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For more information and images on the project and the designers, please contact PR Edge:

Chrissy Dore (PR Edge)
03 8416 6848
christine.dore@predge.com.

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