Set­ting up your own shop

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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.

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