Happy faces & grateful hearts
Over 500 items were given away to 150 people during The Street Store @ Luneta Park last December 3, 2016. We couldn't have done it without your generosity!
Along with 17 volunteers, we were able to set-up, manage and run the pop-up shop, as well as assist the less fortunate in their Christmas shopping from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM.
We are excited to share that the event got featured in Manila Bulletin! 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!
Between the shopping chaos and the life stories, I’ve had a few rude awakenings that proved that misconceptions are misconceptions for a reason. Contrary to popular opinion, homeless people aren't homeless because they don’t have a job; most of them do. They aren't lazy; they work their butts off just like everyone else. The difference is, they are at a disadvantage that's why they need an extra hand. And I believe that we did just that today! So thank you for all your generosity and for believing and supporting the cause!
Having quite a conversation with one of the kids, I’ve learned that sometimes life is unfair. Yet despite their circumstances, it’s the single lighted candle which keeps people going. And I’ve realized that more than the spare clothes and shoes, the enthusiasm of each individual who’ve shared their time, resources and effort make up the success of this event. Thank you everyone, till the next one!
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What The Street Store Volunteers are saying
You have two persons here, the one who donates and the one who receives the donation, each one has a very different outlook in life, but both meet at a common point where both parties can be happy.”
These people are poor, broken, handicapped, lonely, homeless, unloved; while I don't just have a house, I have a home. I don't just have parents, I have a family. I don't just have money, I have opportunities. I am humbled."
It was overwhelming and fulfilling at the same time. I realized that a small act of kindness can be worth so much to others.”
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.