Saturday, June 7, 2014

The street store - people helping people

Today I bring you something a bit different. It's a great project called The Street Store. It started in Cape Town, South Africa. But this idea can work anywhere and The Street Store is open source like all good ideas should! Watch this inspirational video, I am sure you'll enjoy it! 

"When we launched the first Street Store we didn’t know what to expect. We had never done anything like this before. It was new. Strange. And exciting. We kept umming and ahhing wondering if we were ready. But we pulled up our socks and decided to just jump in.
We didn’t know what would happen, but what happened, was beautiful.
Over 1,000 homeless people visited our store that day. Each put together an outfit that they wanted. An outfit, that for many, was the first they had ever been able to choose for themselves.
We were overwhelmed by the generosity of the Cape Town community. Without each of you, it would literally have been impossible.
This was our first pop-up store. But is certainly not our last."
(From the site.) 
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