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World's First Sidewalk Store Offers Free Clothing To Homeless

Jan 27, 2015
There are very few people in this world who have never encountered someone who needed somewhere to live, food to eat, or clothing to wear. Using statistics from the Census Bureau and the Department of Education, it is estimated that one in 30 children are homeless in the U.S. alone.

The Street Store was created through a partnership between The Haven Night Shelter and a small group of people in Cape Town, South Africa. The store was started to serve the homeless population with clothing, and was meant to be a place where donations could be accepted on-site and be given away immediately. This became such a quick success that others took notice and applied the concept worldwide.
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