This Christmas, Sacred Heart Mission op shop customers are being encouraged to think about all the meals that will be dished up over the festive period to people who are homeless.
Customers are being asked to donate $3.80 - the cost of a three course lunch served in the Mission’s St Kilda dining hall - to put a bauble on the Christmas trees displayed in each of its seven op shops.
The initiative was piloted last year at the Mission’s South Melbourne op shop with great success - 1,080 baubles were sold, decorating 24 wire trees hanging from the store’s ceiling.
The baubles represent the meals that Sacred Heart Mission will provide over the festive period as sitting down and sharing a Christmas meal is something that resonates with most people.
Over Christmas Eve and Day, the Mission will serve more than 700 traditional meals with all the trimmings to people experiencing homelessness or disadvantage.
You can make a donation and hang a bauble at any of Sacred Heart Mission’s op shops:
86 Chapel Street, Windsor
1/486 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick
86 Riversdale Road (cnr Glenferrie Road), Hawthorn
87a Grey Street, St Kilda
365 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne415 Inkerman Street, East St Kilda