social enterprises

Our diverse range of social enterprises raise independent income vital for supporting the Brotherhood's innovative services. These enterprises span 20 community stores, a warehouse and sorting facility, an online bookstore and a donation collection service.

Social Enterprises

Our social enterprises raise independent income that is critical for supporting our work to help individuals and families experiencing disadvantage to build better lives.

Our enterprises benefit the community in many ways. Our stores, with their large numbers of customers and volunteers, offer a place for community connection in each area they operate in, including online. We also provide work experience for students and placements for young job seekers from the Brotherhood’s Youth Transitions Programs. 

Brotherhood Books is Australia's first online charity store selling second-hand books

Brotherhood Books, Australia's first charity online bookstore, continues to grow with the support of its loyal customers, dedicated volunteers and the public's generous donations of quality books. The store offers more than 100,000 books, from fiction through to rare and collectibles.
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We have 20 Community Stores across Greater Melbourne

Our community stores provide customers with high-quality goods at affordable prices, remaining true to their identity as 'opportunity' shops. The Brotherhood has 20 stores across greater Melbourne, with more than 25,000 customers each week. 
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Phone 1300 DONATE (1300 366 283) to book a free collection service of your donated goods.

For the convenience of our generous supporters who donate goods, we offer a free donation collection service in greater Melbourne for clothing, books, homewares, furniture and white goods.
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Given the Chance

The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.