the dove

2011-11-16 13.05.16 Ocean Grove Uniting Church
Outreach Centre Opportunity Shop – the dove

The Ocean Grove Uniting Church Outreach Centre Opportunity Shop, known to most as the dove, offers good quality second hand clothing, books, linen, jewellery, toys and bric-a-brac, and at various times, new clothing generously donated by Stage II.  The Ocean Grove Uniting Church set up the op-shop with the vision of giving away as much as possible of the profits to support other organisations, and providing consistent support to UnitingCare Geelong. Since opening in April 2011, Ocean Grove Uniting Church, through the dove, has donated more than $460,000 to community and church groups locally, across Australia and around the world.   At each distribution of funds, a list of groups supported is released. Our 2018 distribution of funds amounted to $82,004 and included:

Uniting Care Geelong $24,000
Uniting Care Geelong Education Program $8,000
Bellarine Secondary College $4,000
Scope $2,000
Peace Palette $2,500
Surfside Primary School $2,000
Ocean Grove Primary School $2,000
Wallington Primary School $2,000
Bridge The Gap Australia $2,000
Ocean Grove Uniting Church Christmas Hampers $2,000
UnitingCare (Geelong) Emergency Relief $2,000
Kondanai Zambia Inc. $1,500
Rural Australians For Refugees (Queenscliff) $1,500
Ocean Grove Barwon Heads Breast Cancer Support Group $1,500
Geelong Coast Day for Girls (Hygiene Kits) $1,004
Ocean Grove Uniting Church Loaves & Fishes Pantry $2,000
Bicycles for Humanity $1,000
The Outpost Inc. (Geelong) $1,000
Lions Club of Ocean Grove & Barwon Heads (Food Bank) $1,000
Save The Children Australia $1,000
Ardoch Youth Foundation $1,000
Youngcare $1,000
The Lebrosy Mission $1,000
Burnet Institute $1,000
Life Education Geelong $1,000
Fight Cancer Foundation $1,000
The Leprosy Mission $1,000
Retina Australia $1,000
Western Chances $1,000
Barwon Health Foundation $1,000
Andrew Love Cancer Centre $1,000
Samaritan House Geelong $1,000
Bellarine Schools Ministry $1,000
Nungalinya College Creche $1,000
Light Of Day Australia Inc. $1,000
Bellarine Police Community Support Register $500
Indigenous Literacy Foundation $500
Frontier Services $500
Assistance Dogs (Australia) $500
Ocean Grove Scouts Group $500
Marhaba Inc. $500

the dove is located on the Ocean Grove Uniting Church property, on the corner of Eggleston Street and The Parade, on beach side of the car park.

Opening hours:
Monday – Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday 10.00am – 1.00pm
Closed some Public Holidays

Phone: 5255 4651

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