Thrift Store ´STARA ROBA, NOVA RABA´

Old Things, New Use

Nominated

nominee 4
Year:
2011
Country/Region:
Slovenia
Sector:
Civil Society/Social Economy
Fields of action:
Work / Unemployment / Professional qualification
Age of the target group:
26 - 60 years = adults
Gender of the target group:
all genders
Project owner:
Društvo za pomoč in samopomoč brezdomcev Kralji ulice
Responsible person:
Luna J. Šribar
Website:
http://www.kraljiulice.org/kaj-delamo/stara-roba-nova-raba

What is it about?

Project “Stara roba, nova raba” is first Slovenian thrift store which was established by non-governmental association for help and self-help of homeless people Kings of the Street. Thrift store is social enterprise which is devoted to social and environmental causes. Social enterprise enables people with the experience of homelessness and social exclusion to gain work experiences, widen their social network, develop their skills and gain financial stability and control over their lives. Thrift store also enables people with lower income and others to buy things by affordable prices and at the same time develop and support environmental and social responsibility.