The Street Store is a global movement, which sees a ‘pop-up shop’ appear on city streets, around the world, providing the homeless and needy with a free, dignified ‘shopping’ experience. We collaborate with various stakeholders in the Durban community; including corporates, NPO’s, churches and individuals to make this unique event happen in the Durban CBD.
Each shopper receives a personal assistant, helping them shop as they enjoy browsing through the selection of donated clothing, footwear and kids toys. The love and care shown as volunteers personally engage with the needy & homeless makes this event, much remembered by all involved.
Partnering with the Denis Hurley Centre, has allowed the Street Store to grow, now including a seated dining area where a cooked meal is served, haircuts, kids play area and more. Donations are already coming in and we anticipate an outpouring of clothing donations through the Grace Family Church congregation, our corporate partners JAM and the greater Durban community, will fill the massive shipping container provided by Container world.
Over 120 volunteers are needed on the day and dozens more in the preparation, for sorting and packing in advance!