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 $160,000 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 2016 distribution of funds included:

RECIPIENT AMOUNT
Uniting Care Geelong $12,000
Uniting Care Geelong Education & Counselling Program $4,000
OGUC Loaves and Fishes Food Bank through Share $500
Out Post $1,000
Youngcare $1,000
Surfside Primary School $1,000
Ocean Grove Primary School $1,000
Wallington Primary School $1,000
Bellarine Secondary College $2,000
Burnet Institute $1,000
Geelong Coast Days for Girls (Hygiene Kits) $500
Rural Australian Refugees, (Queenscliff ) $2,000
Indigenous Literacy Foundation $500
Barwon Heads Dolphin Girl Guides $500
Cottage by the Sea $1,000
Bicycles for Humanity $1,000
Scope $1,000
Concern Australia Welfare Inc $1,000
Ocean Grove View Club (Smith Family) $1,000
Fair Agenda (Support Dogs) $500
Assistance Dogs Australia $500
AFES Geelong $500
Black Dog Ride $500
Geelong Inclusive Ltd $2,000
Life Education Geelong $1,000
Fight Cancer Foundation $1,000
The Leprosy Mission $1,000
TOTAL $40,000

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

2011-11-16 13.04.42

An open, virtual door to the world