We are delighted to share a blog written by student Marcela Lacouture from Colegio Bilingüe Santa Marta, who is part of a team delivering a Global Goals project for the 2019-20 Global Goals Competition.
Their project is among over 957 social action projects currently running as part of the GSL movement and we are excited to be supporting them to design and lead positive social change in their community.
It has been astonishing.
Our thrift shop is a typical shop to accepts donated items or sells goods on consignment. While some for-profit resale shops do call themselves thrift stores, the money raised in a thrift shop likely is used to fund a nonprofit organization or other charity. Some benefits of our company are that re-wearing clothes reduce waste and pollution, and that second-hand clothes are less likely to end up in landfill. Thrifting is good for the environment.
Our idea is to be different and recognized by people, because in Santa Marta some companies that do thrift shops they do it to still and to keep the money for their own benefits but in the other way, we are going to show the real way how thrifts shop function.
This is something that inspires us and that gives us passion because we are helping communities who have economic problems, who are low-income and do not have the funds to even pay for personal cleanliness.
Our project is to help low-income communities with the money we earn from clothing donations to provide support and to make a difference.
The Next Chapter
Having gained a decent amount of money, we want to begin with the last step of the project which is to use a big part of the earnings to buy different supplies to aid people who live with serious economic issues, and the other part of the earnings will be used to expand the thrift shop, this way we can increase the number of donations we can make and this way we can reach even more people.
The 2019-20 GSL Global Goals Competition is now open and runs until June 2020. If you belong to one of the 700+ teams of students currently delivering a social action project as part of the competition we would love to hear from you and feature your blog and project photos on our website to inspire others.