“Szafa serc”/Wardrobe of Hearts/ Charity Shop is a new social initiative based in Tczew, Poland, which started its’ activity in June this year.
Recently we’ve visited “Szafa Serc”, as we were interested in finding out on our own how the 1st charity shop in Tczew works. We were amazed by the warm welcome, the genuine and heartwarming social idea behind the shop and the fantastic community gathered around the shop. Owners not only support women who had trouble with finding a suitable workplace when having a small child but also engage the local community and in the local community, i.e. by helping the family foster care located nearby. Read more about this great place, and do not miss your chance to stop by if you visit Tczew in Pomorskie Region, Poland, in the near future.
It is a place with a soul, where things get a second life, people get new career opportunities, and the natural environment is taken care of. The shop was founded on the initiative of 3 active women, citizens of Tczew, who represent the “Prosto z Serca” Association, in cooperation with Social Entrepreneurship Supporting Centre “Dobra Robota” and the local community who care for their weakest members and sustainable development.
The idea of the charity shop is to help others. “Szafa serc” sells new and used items donated by organizations or individuals – clothes, small interior furnishings, toys etc. It offers articles at very affordable prices and good quality, often branded companies. Therefore, it contributes to balancing the social difference in local society. The basic principle of the charity shop is to donate the entire amount of money earned (after deducting the costs of maintaining the shop) for statutory purposes.Profits from the shop will go in financial or in-kind assistance to people in need and a difficult life situation. The initiative will permanently support heating space for homeless men in Tczew, and in addition, every month, it will choose specific institutions or families to give them the support needed.
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