DION Charity Marketplace
AYLA Inc. is changing the perception of Op Shops by creating DION, Our Charity Market Place is the complete package. Hosting LEE No-Cost Food Market, An-dryers Pop-Up Salon, Patience Café and Catering. It is a fully-fledged shopping experience with all departments ranging from women's clothing, to men's and kids, homewares, books, entertainment and more. This profit for a purpose service gives members of our community a chance to give back, shop and aid our cause as well as provide support to those in need through our emergency relief service.
Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm, Saturday 9.00am - 4.30pm, Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm
Low Cost Food Market
Through our partners, we are able to sell food at cheap prices to help those that can normally afford such. Meats, fruit, veg, canned goods and other goods are sold at our shop floor.
AYLA Inc. has been supported by Woolworths stores, Harvest Lakes, Harrisdale and Gateways, IGA Beeliar, Coles Beeliar and Coolbellup Butchers. AYLA Inc. is in alliance with other services such as Second Harvest, Food Bank WA and Oz Harvest.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 10.30am - 2:00pm
Patience Café is a place where the community can come together, socialise and enjoy the space whilst still supporting our local community projects. 80% of volunteers in Patience Café have abilities, learning difficulties or have had missed opportunities previously. The pastries, fruit smoothies, cakes, light snacks, and refreshments are freshly made by our staff and volunteers from rescued food that has been intercepted before supermarkets dispose as waste. The Café is promoting the war on food waste and teaching the community about the high volume of quality food being wasted in our community.
Monday - Friday 10.00am - 1.00pm.
In 2017 AYLA Inc. launched our eco-project "Ban-The-Bag" and in 2019 it developed into so much more. Members of the community sew from home or come together at DION's Market Place sewing and craft room called Nellie’s Nook to create, sew and socialize. We pride ourselves in providing a high-quality product to whomever is receiving the goods. AYLA Inc. volunteers work together to brainstorm to recycle clothing, linen, towels, bed sheets, etc. and turn them into sustainable household items and fashion wear that people can purchase to support AYLA Inc.'s emergency relief services. Among Nellie's Nook’s proudest achievements are making the front page of the Gazette, setting up stalls at fetes and fairs across our community, and displaying their latest sustainable fashions at the Cockburn Gateways VIP Lifestyle catwalk.
An-dryers Hair Salon
An-dryers is WA's first profit for purpose hair salon, providing a luxurious service with high quality results at a competitive cost. Completed by skilled and qualified hair stylists, we provide opportunities for people with abilities, learning difficulties or those who have had missed opportunities previously to achieve their personal goals within the hair and beauty sector. AYLA Inc. aims to build their confidence in an environment that is supportive and educational. Our aim is to provide training and workplace experience for these individuals to gain future full-time or permanent part-time employment.
CON is a 5-acre property situated in a semi-rural location. 0.5 acres of the grounds are being created into pleasant gardens for the residents of Copelands Accommodation to relax, socialize and enjoy. 4.5 acres are working nurseries, animal rescue and a touch therapy center for the community to enjoy and be a part of. CON nurseries provide fresh food to Copelands Accommodations, Let Everyone Eat No-Cost Food Centre, You Matter Hampers and our Patience Café.
We have 5 stages forecast for this site, eventually becoming an environmental and eco-friendly garden that will be sustainable, with all produce either distributed or regrown.
Animals are rescued and nurtured back to health, helping the volunteers and residents of Copelands gain empathy and responsibility whilst caring for the animals.
The aim of the project is to promote and educate our community about simple gardening techniques, healthily life choices, produce education options and creating more opportunities for individuals and families of all ages of our community to get involved, teach, learn and volunteer.