The number of homeless people in Cape Town is on the rise, a fact normally attributed to the growing prevalence of drug addiction and rising unemployment. People put their heads together and the world’s first rent-free, premises-free, free “pop-up clothing store” for the poor, found entirely on the street and curated by the public to help out the homeless was born.
Below are the poster hangers used to hold the donated items for the homeless to choose from.
This Idea warmed my heart as well as put clothes on peoples backs who needed them the most. This initiative gave the homeless the chance to go shopping without having to spend a penny.
To most of us, shopping is an everyday normal act but to others a mere far fetched dream as they are used to bagging on the streets.
A homeless lady being brought to tears as It had been 8 years when she last bought an item of clothing form a shop.
Above are images of the homeless buying (without cash of-course) the clothes that they actually liked.
A child delighted to pick out something he liked.
Donated clothes up on the poster hangers.
Some of the homeless individuals have lived on the street many years making it impossible for them to enjoy the pleasures of trade.
This project involved using the social media to ask for donations from people and eventually hanging up the donated clothes for the homeless to choose things they liked. This is to show that we can all make a difference, all we need to do is work together and try.
[Via http://thestreetstore.org/ ]