Society

Free Clothing Store for the Homeless

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Cape Town’s M&C Saatchi Abel (an advertising agency) and the Haven Night Shelter (local organization) have joined forces to create a pop-up street store that offers free donated clothes to the homeless.

The project is open-source, meaning that ANYONE can go to thestreetstore.org to download the instructions and print designs necessary to organize and operate a homeless clothing store in any city in the world.

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The store is made out of cardboard posters that can transform any sidewalk or fence into a shop display. Citizens can donate clothes or shoes that they no longer need, while the homeless in turn can select the garments that they would like to wear. Usually the homeless just receive a bundle of clothing in their size, and this is a welcomed alternative.

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Visionaries + Movers

M&C Saatchi Abel + Haven Night Shelter

Photos via: PopUpCity