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20 Charity Retail Spaces

From Homeless-helping Cafes to One-Stop Social Good Shops

— November 19, 2015 — Business
These charity retail spaces will inspire social good organizations, as well as brands that have a few square feet of retail space to devote to a good cause.

One of the most novel stores is the Ethical Superstore, which boasts a clever name that communicates it offers bundles of fair trade and environmentally friendly products. While not all shops can be entirely devoted to charitable causes, STORY in New York City sets an example for other retailers by adopting every-changing themes. From time to time, this often includes an assortment of products connected to social good missions.

In order to encourage passersby to think about social good before they even have the chance to step inside a store, Cancer Research UK set up a unique storefront in the UK that allowed people to make contactless donations using only a phone and the front window display.
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Refuge-Supporting Bike Shops
Refuge-Supporting Bike Shops
This Charitable Initiative Provides Refugees with Second-Hand Bikes
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Philanthropic Vegan Eateries
Philanthropic Vegan Eateries
This Charity Business Donates 100% of Profits to Support Causes
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Athletic Charity Shops
Athletic Charity Shops
Sports Traider Provides CLothing, Equipment and Fun to Kids in Need
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Surplus Food Supermarkets
Surplus Food Supermarkets
Community Shop is a Social Enterprise on a Pilot Program
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Victim-Supporting Coffee Shops
Victim-Supporting Coffee Shops
This Cafe Provides Jobs for Victims of Domestic Violence
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Freecycling Parisian Boutiques
Freecycling Parisian Boutiques
Siga Siga is a Parisian Boutique That Runs on the Freecycle Concept
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Summer-Only Retail Shops
Summer-Only Retail Shops
United by Blue's Asbury Park Seasonal Store Sits on the Oceanfront
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One-Stop Social Good Shops
One-Stop Social Good Shops
The Ethical Superstore Offers Bundles of Fair Trade and Eco Products
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Wage Gap Shops
Wage Gap Shops
Less Than 100 Raises Awareness of Gender Wage Equality by Giving Women a Discount
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Charity Coffee Shops
Charity Coffee Shops
Paper and Cup is a Social Enterprise Created by Spitalfields Crypt Trust
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Socially Conscious Pizzerias
Socially Conscious Pizzerias
Gung Ho! is a Sustainable Restaurant in Beijing Revolutionizing Pizza
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Homeless Clothing Pop-Up Shops
Homeless Clothing Pop-Up Shops
This Pop-Up Concept Store Lets Londoners Shop for the Homeless
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Community Pizza Shops
Community Pizza Shops
Michael Lastoria Discusses &Pizza; For the Millennial Entrepreneur Forum
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Lost-and-Found Pop-Up Shops
Lost-and-Found Pop-Up Shops
Dutch Railways Has a Shop That Sells Its Lost and Found Objects
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Homeless-Helping Cafes
Homeless-Helping Cafes
This Socially Conscious Coffee Shop Provides Jobs for the Homeless
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Pop-Up Water Bars
Pop-Up Water Bars
London's H2Only Just Serves Glasses of Tap Water
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Contactless Donation Shops
Contactless Donation Shops
This Interactive Display Window Collects Contactless Payment Donations
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Poverty-Aiding Supermarkets
Poverty-Aiding Supermarkets
This Social Supermarket Decreases Food Prices by 70 Per Cent
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Social Good Themed Shops
Social Good Themed Shops
Story in New York City is Currently Focusing on Socially Conscious Retail
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Rustic Coffee Bar Outposts
Rustic Coffee Bar Outposts
The Latest Department of Coffee Location is Modern Minimalism
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