The annual Street Store is happening on Saturday 1 June 2019, in Durban’s CBD. All involved are looking forward to creating a dignified, free shopping experience for the materially poor in our city. Grace Family Church, in partnership with the Denis Hurley Centre, will be hosting the Pop Up Street Store from 8.30am-12.00pm at 2 Cathedral Road (Denis Hurley Centre).
You can get involved by taking a look through your cupboards and donating to this fantastic cause. Grace Family Church is calling for donations of like-new clothing, shoes, and accessories for all ages, as well as non-battery operated toys for kids. Donations can be dropped off at the Grace uMhlanga, Riverside or Ballito church campuses during the week. There is also a large shipping container, sponsored by Container World, based at Grace uMhlanga and the target is to fill it to the brim with the above-mentioned donations. Each year it is incredible to see the people of Durban coming together to support this initiative. Key sponsor JAM Clothing provides a significant amount of clothing and shoes, to support the Street Store as well.
If you want to get involved further, you are invited to assist in sorting the donated items at Grace Family Church (uMhlanga) on Saturday 25th May, between 8am and 12pm. You’re welcome to join for 5 minutes or the whole time. This is suitable for families, of all ages, to get involved in serving the community. No need to sign up for that. Just arrive and have fun.
On the day of the Street Store, clothing is hung up and donated items are displayed for shoppers to browse and select what they need and like. A volunteer personal shopper welcomes each person, and once they’ve shopped they can get a free haircut and lunch if they wish. Adults and children off Durban’s streets are provided an opportunity to fulfill a basic need, while enjoying a free shopping experience. To volunteer sign up here https://tinyurl.com/thestreetstore.
‘The Street Store is about demonstrating that we are all equal and deserving of dignity. Volunteer with us, showing love and kindness to each person as they choose clothing, enjoy a meal and have a haircut,’ says Dave Richter of Grace Family Church.
The Durban Street Store is an event that brings our city together, and extends hope and generosity to those in need. It’s an inspiring way for us to come together as one, caring for those in need. So the question is… will you join the movement this year?
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