Taking it to the streets this Mandela Day

2015-07-23 06:01
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The first of its kind, Mandela Day Street Store will be operating from 10am to 4pm at the Metropolitan Methodist Church, on the corner of Peter Kerchoff and Langalibalele streets.

PHOTO: supplied The first of its kind, Mandela Day Street Store will be operating from 10am to 4pm at the Metropolitan Methodist Church, on the corner of Peter Kerchoff and Langalibalele streets.

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IN celebration of Mandela Day 2015, La Dame Royal, a small start-up company, will be organising a “street store” in Pietermaritzburg’s CBD for the homeless, in partnership with Livwell Day Spa and Pietermaritzburg and District Community Chest.

The original street store concept began in Cape Town with the aim of bridging the gap between the rich and the poor, making it easier to donate and more dignified to receive.

“Every country has a lot of have-nots but also has a lot of haves. But how do we remind the haves, that the have-nots need help? We need a middle ground, so we’re taking to the street. Made just out of posters, you hang up donated clothes and drop shoes into boxes, then the homeless help themselves, because you have something the homeless don’t, clothes you choose not to wear,” said Mandy Chibambo, founder and CEO of La Dame Royal.

This year she is tackling a growing concern in Pietermaritzburg - the homeless.

“Instead of feeling like they’re having old clothing thrown at them, the homeless get to have a full shopping experience. They can browse through the clothes, we’ll help them find an outfit they like, it’s wrapped up and off they go,” she said.

Clothes, shoes, and blankets can be dropped off at the Community Chest offices, 12 Strannick Street during the week.

The street store will be open from 10am to 4pm at the Metropolitan Methodist Church, on the corner of Peter Kerchoff and Langalibalele streets. - Supplied

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