The Wozzles Wearhouse Journey
Wozzles Wearhouse quickly expanded after the success of its first store in Grenville Street which opened in May 1991. Today, we have four retail outlets across Ballarat which are operated by loyal volunteers from the community. A small team of staff at the operations centre process the donations Wozzles Wearhouse receives through the iconic green bins. The pre-loved clothing and goods are then distributed to the retail outlets and sold to the Ballarat community at affordable prices.
Over the last 27 years Wozzles Wearhouse has generated more than $10 million in sales of pre-loved clothing and goods, with all surplus funds going directly to programs run by CAFS that assists many children and families in need. When you donate or shop at Wozzles Wearhouse, your money is contributing to helping others within the local community.
Wozzles delivered record sales of over $670,000 in 2016–17. Our army of volunteers, now exceeding 65, continues to be the backbone of our retail outlets and are vital to enabling funds to be directed to programs run by CAFS. Wozzles is proud to support the local community and has done so since 1991. This year we have forecast a return to CAFS that is estimated to be at two per cent as a result of the purchase of our new Wozzles Operations Centre which provides increased opportunity to process your donations as well as provide local people of Ballarat with the opportunity to volunteer and/or be employed. We anticipate that the return to CAFS will increase again in 18/19 and thank you for your ongoing support.
“Wozzles-On-Wheels” is our latest initiative and involves branded wheelie bins ‘rolling’ into businesses, schools, community and sports groups to collect pre-loved clothing and goods. If you are interested in having a “Wozzles-On-Wheels” bin please contact us. We will arrange delivery and pick-up making it a quick ad easy way to support Wozzles and CAFS.
Take home your very own Wozzle Bear! Now available! $5.00 from all our Wozzles Wearhouse Op-Shops or Order On-line
Wozzles Donation Bins – Where To Drop Off Items
1011 Howitt Street, Wendouree
CAFS Ballarat, Market Street (opposite the train station)
11a Grenville Street South, Ballarat (at the edge of the supermarket carparks)
Cnr Ring and Learmonth Roads, Wendouree (next to milk bar)
Pleasant Park Shopping Centre, Cnr Pleasant and Sturt Streets
Ballarat Transfer Station – Gillies Street South (Ballarat tip)
Wozzles Wearhouse Operations Centre – Our NEW Location
1 Patanga Court, MITCHELL PARK 3355 Phone: (03) 5339 9166
We are now accepting donations directly Monday – Friday between 8.30am-3.30pm.
Wozzles Wearhouse Locations
**Wozzles is closed over the Christmas/New Year Break and will re-open on 2nd January 2019**
1011 Howitt Street
(next to Wheels)
1231A Howitt Street
(near CBA and NQR)
11 Grenville Street Sth
(opposite the Mall in the supermarket carpark)
Shop 5, 58-60 Albert Street
(in the Subway/NQR complex next to Woolworths)