The Winter Jumble Sale hosted by Township Fleva recently not only gave community members in Orange Farm and Diepsloot an opportunity to buy clothes at an affordable price but created short-term employment for some of our beneficiaries and also gave the Fashion & Design students entrepreneurship skills.
The sale follows the Truworths store donation of winter clothes to Township Fleva where people in different parts of Orange Farm and Diepsloot township communities gathered to get themselves and their families warm clothes were sold from as little as R50.00.
Lerato Seheri, Enterprise and Supplier Development Manager for Township Fleva said: “Operating in township communities means that we are at the forefront of the real needs of township communities. There is a high level of unemployment, which means that people are incapable of affording basic needs such as winter clothing for their children.
“Instead of giving away the clothing, we decided to host a “Winter Jumble Sale” where clothing items were sold at R50. Through this Jumble Sale, the donation from Truworths gave us an opportunity to create tangible impact by offering quality clothing at less than cost price,” she said.
Lerato also said that some of the clothing was used in our Fashion & Design Project where unemployed graduates of our Fashion & Design Programme were given clothing at R20 per item for reselling purposes.
“Over and above that, we were also able to offer short-term employment to some of our beneficiaries. As a Social Enterprise, Township Fleva will donate some of the proceeds of the sale to Rhiza Babuyile and Afrka Tikkun, the Not for Profit organisations that operate in our communities to plough back into township communities.
We are grateful to Truworths and Afrika Tikkun for this generous donation that has assisted us in our plight of uplifting and empowering Township communities. “
Excited, the community people said the affordable winter clothes made them realise how Township Fleva cares about its community by bringing a reputable and classy clothing brand right next to their door steps.
“Our mall was destroyed during the recent lootings, making it difficult to buy clothes. This is such a coincidence as your organisation brought clothes to us at just R50.00. We are grateful for these clothes,” said a community member.
“It helps to be at the right place, at the right time. I didn’t know about the sale until the security man informed me. I am happy I was here today to get myself clothes. We have bought in bulk and will be reselling to the community members to make extra cash,” said another community member.
“I am happy that I was able to afford myself and children clothes for winter. I saved a lot of money on quality clothes because the clothes are from Truworths,” said a community member.
We thank the Township Fleva and Rhiza Babuyile team for being available during the Winter Jumble Sale and helping community members.