Bellarine Gateway Anglican Parish operates an Opportunity Shop which is designed to produce a variety of outcomes.
These outlets support a wide range of parish activities. They both offer free school uniforms for the local Primary and Secondary schools. Both offer free clothing and other necessities for those who need material assistance, and a large quantity of clothing is sent from both shops to other outlets and agencies within the Greater Geelong area and to overseas agencies in the South Pacific and Eastern Europe.
At Leopold we operate Pearly Gates which is situated in the Dorothy Avenue Shopping Centre (although it’s really around the corner at 1 Longview Avenue).
Pearly Gates has a wide range of high quality, very affordable clothing, together with books, glassware, giftware and other sought after items.
The shops are staffed by both parishioners and members of the wider, local community, who give their time voluntarily.
The Shop is run by a Committee of Management and further details can be obtained by contacting the Parish Office on 03 5250 1401.