Edcon supports disabilities through new shop

2015-10-15 06:00
Visit the new Shop@Seasons in Jeffrey Street for affordable, high-quality clothing. The shop manager, Nellie Davids, will ensure that customers have an enjoyable shopping experience. 
Photo:
MONIQUE BASSON

Visit the new Shop@Seasons in Jeffrey Street for affordable, high-quality clothing. The shop manager, Nellie Davids, will ensure that customers have an enjoyable shopping experience. Photo: MONIQUE BASSON

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DO you like to wear fashionable and quality clothing, but cringe when you turn the label over to look at the price?

There is a new shop in town just for you.

Edcon, the largest non-food retailer in South Africa which includes well-known names such as Edgards, Jet and CNA, has joined forces with the Association for People with Disabilities (APD) and opened a shop in Jeffreys Bay to raise much-needed funds for its vital community work.

Shoppe@Seasons, situated in Jeffrey Street, sells the end of range clothing supplied to them by Edgars and Jet in the Kouga region, as well as new books and CDs from CNA. They furthermore sell shoes and curtains. According to Jakkie Pieters from APD, they only sell new items. “Unlike other charity shops, we do not sell second-hand clothing or shoes. Everything in our shop is new. The only difference is the price, which is much lower than that of a retail store,” says Jakkie.

“We would like to create a database of all our customers in order to establish an ongoing relationship, as well as to enable us to inform them via SMS when new stock arrives.”

According to Pieters, the funds raised from the shop will be used to extend their work in the community. This includes supplying wheelchairs, crutches and hearing aids to those in need. “There are over 400 000 disabled people in the Eastern Cape, and over 2 800 in the Kouga region alone,” says Pieters. “We hope to extend our footprint to the Gamtoos Valley in the near future.”

This project forms part of a national project rolled out by Edcon. The Kouga is the second region in the Eastern Cape to open an APD charity shop. The first charity shop was opened in Port Elizabeth.

For more information, contact Jakkie Pie-ters at 083 376 6764 or Ricardo Adams at the APD office at 083 781 9664

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