Allum is collaborating with the Church of Sweden and Hela Människan offering two locations used as a second-hand shop and a food waste store.
The collaboration enables both clothing collecting, reuse and sales in the second-hand shop, as well as job training. The job training financed by the European Social Fund is aimed at people who have been excluded from the labour market for some time, perhaps due to a lack of language skills, addiction, or other social and psychological reasons. The second-hand shop enables not only the distribution of clothes to those in need, but also the reuse and sale of second-hand clothes.
“It is important for us to support local social initiatives that contribute to a better society. A local sustainable commitment is an explicit part of our sustainability strategy, Act4Good. That we have chosen to support the Church of Sweden and Hela Människan has proved to be a win-win situation for both parties. Thanks to the food waste store, Gamla Kronvägen was brought to life, while at the same time we were able to contribute to Hela Människan’s activities, which feels good. Similarly, the local sponsorship of the second-hand shop is a win-win,” says Albert Aguilar, Center Manager in Allum.
“I am really pleased with the support from Allum. It feels good and more dignified for those who come to pick up clothes do so in a real shop, while the environment for those doing work training becomes even more authentic. They help with sorting, washing, ironing, price labelling and second-hand sales, of course,” says Annika Plos, coordinating deacon in Partille Parish.