For years, when the charity shop did not yet exist, there were repeated inquiries from the public as to whether used clothing, toys, household items, furniture, etc. could be donated to the women and children in the women’s shelter.
We accepted the donations and were able to pass on some things straight away – to women and children who had fled to the women’s shelter with nothing and to women who were moving from the women’s shelter to a new home. Other donations, on the other hand, were collected in a specially rented basement room. Not only was there a lack of space there, it was also difficult to sift through the donations and pass them on.
To remedy this situation, we considered a possible solution. The idea of a shop was born.
We looked for and found many committed women who wanted to volunteer, and suitable rooms.