The world’s first rent-free, premises-free, free “POP-UP clothing store” for the poor, found entirely on the street and curated by you.
FOUNDED IN JANUARY 2014, THE STREET STORE WAS CREATED BY MAX PAZAK & KAYLI LEVITAN WITH THE SUPPORT OF M&C SAATCHI ABEL CAPE TOWN. AS HOMELESSNESS ISN’T A SOUTH AFRICAN PROBLEM, THEY MADE IT OPEN-SOURCE.
We wanted to bridge the gap between the have’s and the have-not’s so we’re taking to the streets. The world’s first “pop-up-store” for the poor. Hang up donated clothes, drop shoes in boxes. Then the homeless can help themselves. All donations made to the street store are free for the homeless to browse through and keep.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
The Street Store began as an initiative for a homeless shelter in our area in Cape Town, South Africa. But soon we realized that homelessness and poverty isn’t a uniquely Cape Town problem, and therefore The Street Store shouldn’t be uniquely a Cape Town solution.
We discussed our revelation with the homeless shelter, and they gave us the go-ahead to make the concept open to absolutely any organization in need in South Africa and worldwide.
That’s how it all happened. Now anyone can download the posters and host The Street Store in their area, to make a difference to those who need it most.
So hang up, to help out. And let the homeless help themselves.
WHY THE STREET STORE?
The world’s first rent-free, premises-free, free “pop-up clothing store” for the poor, found entirely on the street and curated by you.
Every country has a lot of have-nots. But also has a lot of haves. So how do we remind the haves, that the have-nots need help?
By finding a middle ground – the street.
Introducing The Street Store.
A store made just out of posters. It’s where you “hang up” donated clothes and drop shoes into “boxes”, and then the homeless help themselves.
Because you have something the homeless don’t; clothes you choose not to wear.
Contact them via their website http://thestreetstore.org/
Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDw0JtwQU8A