Making magic happen ✨
The Street Store @ Intramuros was INSANE! Last September 30, 2017, over 500 shoppers went home with 7 items they love, that's 3,500 in total!, and almost double the items we gave away previously.
We stayed two hours longer as we allow more shoppers to come in and take a look around. It even rained so hard at one point, but it wasn't enough to stop us from shopping! There were so many people, a quarter higher than the number of participants we expected and so much more than the one at Sto. Domingo Church! With the help of 17 volunteers, we were able to set-up, manage and run the store, as well as assist the less fortunate from 8:00 AM to 2:00PM.
We're topping our stats every time we pop-up and we owe much to you for your love and support.
Shout out to our friends at Manila Cathedral for helping us distribute the stubs as well as WhenInManila.com for sharing the initiative. Click here to read the full article.
A heartfelt thank you
We would love to thank the organizers, the volunteers and all the donors for helping out the homeless community with so much love. Taking the time out of your day to help others is one of the most special things that you can do. We hope to see more Street Stores in the Philippines soon!
The Street Store in Manila is growing in an insane rate. This is by far the biggest pop-up we hosted! We couldn’t have done it without YOU. Really. So grateful! Thank you for donating and coming out on a cloudy Saturday to #HangUpHelpOut! Grateful for you. Grateful for all.
Service to others has always been important to me. My dad taught me the value of serving and its positive impact it can have on the lives we touch. Clothing the naked is part of the Old and New Testament. We probably do not see people very often who are literally shivering in the cold along the streets, but many poor and homeless people rely on charities for their clothing and other items. With The Street Store, we did not just provide clothing, but we provide two basic needs - protection and dignity. With your donation and time, we offer love, healing and kindness. Thank you for creating a big dose of happiness! ️
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What The Street Store Volunteers are saying
It was wonderful. A day of talking to people and hearing their stories even for a short amount of time is definitely worth it. My heart was moved when I was assisting a kid who preferred to look for clothes for his older brother. I asked him why and he told me he wants to give back because his brother would always buy him clothes when he has money. Hearing those words from a little boy was one of the highlights of my day.
Seeing their smiles made my heart feel full. I learned to be less judgmental. While it's true that if you do something like this, people tend to take advantage of it, but sometimes we need to pause and think, "Why are they being like that in the first place? What's the backstory? What happened to them?"
It was a fulfilling experience. The feeling you get when you see the excited faces of those customers once they enter the Street Store and the huge smiles once they got their goodies make the exhaustion worth it.
ABOUT THE STREET STORE
The Street Store is the world's first rent-free, premises-free, free pop-up clothing store for the homeless, found entirely on the street and stocked by donations. This movement started in Cape Town, Africa on January 2014 and has spread all over the world.
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ABOUT THE HOST
To Create Good, one does not need to look further from what one already has - what we have can easily be something others can have too.
Create Good's initiatives are spurred by the act of reusing and repurposing existing, pre-owned goods with the aim of sending a resounding and relevant message that urges this generation redefine how we can create good.