500th Street Store opens

2016-09-20 06:00

The 500th Street Store will take place on Sunday 25 September. Capetonians are encouraged to come hang up their clothing donations and help those in need on the day.

The Street Store was launched in 2014 and has since gone global with Street Store pop-ups around the world.

Founders Kayli Levitan and Max Pazak started the project after noticing, from their office balcony in Green Point, how the “‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’ cross one another’s paths, but never really meet”.

“The ‘haves’ fear the homeless, and get frustrated with their begging – so they begin to ignore them. This dehumanises the homeless, which makes them feel even more comfortable with begging, as they begin to see the ‘haves’ as pockets, rather than people.

“We realised that to bring in donations now, and in the future, we needed to bring the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ together to learn from one another and break through deep-set social stereotypes, while making donating easy, and receiving dignified.”

The Street Store is the world’s first free “pop-up clothing store” for the homeless, found entirely on the street and stocked by donations.

V The 500th Street Store will take place on Sunday 25 September outside the Salesian Institute at 2 Somerset Road, Green Point, from 10:30 to 15:00

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.