Setting up your own shop
This Street Store started when a staff member of SGS Consulting heard about the concept on the radio.
“I shared it with the staff at SGS, and that’s how we were able to start this,” said Olwethu Sizani, the operations manager at SGS Consulting.
“I went to The Street Store’s website, requested their permission to host our very own Street Store and got their approval.”
The success of stores popping up all over the country points to a distinct need for such a concept, especially at this time of the year when the poor and homeless will require extra care with regard to blankets and warm clothing as winter approaches.
Any organisation can host a street store. All that is required is to download the official Street Store posters, put together an efficient team of volunteers and collect enough goodies that can be distributed on the day.