AUSTIN, Texas, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AdPeople Worldwide will sponsor a "pop-up" Street Store for the homeless in an effort to give Austin's less fortunate a dignified shopping experience. During the event, donations from the community, such as seasonal adult and children's clothing, rain gear and tote bags, will be available for customers to choose from. The event will take place outside of 206 E. 9th Street on Thursday, May 28, starting at 8 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m., or when all donations have been handed out.
The idea behind the Street Store was started in Cape Town, South Africa and has now evolved into a growing initiative and a global movement. Donations of clean, simple, seasonal clothing in good condition will be accepted through May 26 at these drop-off locations.
Simon Hjorth, managing director for AdPeople North America, said, "It's a very creative and impactful way to reach out and help our community. There are countless organizations devoted to helping the homeless, but I don't know of many that focus on building their self-esteem and dignity, which, in my point of view, is a key part of the solution."
AdPeople Worldwide will sponsor the Street Store for the homeless, while Mobile Loaves & Fishes will serve breakfast and lunch from its food truck. Donnie Vie, formerly of early '90s band Enuff Z'nuff, will play music from his latest solo album.
Cash donations can be sent through GoFundMe at www.gofundme.com/rksnf74. For more information about the AdPeople Street Store or to donate and volunteer, please visit our Facebook event: http://bit.ly/atxstreetstore.
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