Pick up, pack up goods here for free

Pick up, pack up goods here for free
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A shopping store for the homeless and poor is here in Hyderabad. The store for the poor’s which is called a Goodwill Store where the needy and homeless can pick up anything available there for free. The store is set up in a garage in Ayodhya Nagar at Mehdipatnam.

Hyderabad: A shopping store for the homeless and poor is here in Hyderabad. The store for the poor’s which is called a Goodwill Store where the needy and homeless can pick up anything available there for free. The store is set up in a garage in Ayodhya Nagar at Mehdipatnam.

The LSN Foundation which is a non-profit organisation was established in the year 2007. The main focus of this foundation is to support vulnerable groups in the society. On October 2, 2015 the foundation started a Goodwill Store for the poor and needy.

The store comes as a boon for those who cannot afford to buy clothes. The store manager Kiran said the store works for the needy and the poor. The poor can just walk into the store and collect anything which they are in need of from the variety accessible at the store on Thursdays and Saturdays.

The store collects clothing, household articles with the help of a few organisations like Goonj and You See, apart from these organisations they collect material such as used cloths, household articles and other discarded stuff from the people who would like to donate, he added.

The Goodwill Store reaches out to the migrants, needy, slums dwellers and the homeless in an effort to develop the community and educate the poor, said Aharoan Rnkanal, who is an organiser for the group.

He also said that they offer two or three pairs of clothes to a person in a month. He said that the LSN Foundation also works on the projects like Street children, Rainbow Homes and Night shelters. Goodwill store was nominated for the 15 Real-Life Superheroes from Hyderabad, recently.

By Aneri Shah

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