The Clothes Box second-hand clothing Social Enterprise takes on a life of it’s own.
Ronda-Lee, Manager at Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections (LNC) Heckenberg recently tested out an idea for a new social enterprise, selling second-hand clothes through the centre. The trial business worked so well that a new social enterprise ‘The Clothes Box’ has kicked off and is already providing paid employment to a lady from the local community who well and truly needs it.
Terrie (pictured left) is married and has fourteen kids ranging from 18 months to 21 years of age. Her husband works as a truck driver and she was somehow finding the time to volunteer for Ronda-Lee. Terrie has never had a job before and is now working at The Clothes Box six hours per week, which we anticipate will increase with time.
A major focus of Sydney Community Foundation’s work in Liverpool as part of ProjectWOW! is on creating employment amongst women – many of whom have never worked. The clothes are sold very cheaply and this is providing a much appreciated and needed service to the local community. Ronda-Lee (pictured right) has just applied for a council grant to fund some built in wardrobes for better storage and display.
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