The Op Shop Empawrium provides a stable income for MAAW, primarily covering most of the capital works expenses at the shelter and any additional operational costs that are not covered by our council pound contract.
Through our networks the shop also provides a portal to smaller wildlife groups by supporting them with much needed resources such as towels, blankets, pillow slips and sheets for their rescues. We promote the essential and vital work of conservation groups and use our reputation and community links to promote animal welfare in general throughout our community.
The shop has a traditional op shop aspect and a collectibles section dedicated to larger items and vintage/antique donations given in good faith from families who expect MAAW to get as much as we can from the sale of these items to raise much needed funds for our shelter. Donors often opt to donate to MAAW rather than take their items to auction first as they appreciate the effort we take to maximise the funds raised from their donation.
Browse and buy through our online Op Shop Empawrium or visit our shop at 12 Johnstone Street Castlemaine. With ever changing stock, there is a treasurer around every corner.About Us
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