Guest blogger, Siyolo Ndika
Treasure City Thrift, a worker-run thrift store, started as an all volunteer-based collective to fund community organizations like the Inside Books Project (IBP),which sends books and educational materials to prisoners in Texas. Currently, we promote sustainability and zero-waste efforts to lessen our carbon footprint on this sacred planet and to educate our community on how to do the same.
As a donation based thrift store, located in the heart of the city’s eastside neighborhood, we are able to be in solidarity with over 20 local grassroots organizations through financial and material support such as shopping nights where 100% of sales during the event go to a monthly designated group such as Challenger Street Newspaper this February. Other efforts include continuously collecting art supplies for Puro-Chingon Art Collective or cycling items to support the Yellow Bike Project. Other groups we stand in solidarity with include Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera, Black Sovereign Nation, Youth Rise Texas and many others who address local political, health, and cultural issues in Austin.
Stand in solidarity with us and support our community! A couple things to be on the lookout for include:
Our monthly 25 cent sale: February 17th, March 17th, April 21st from 11am-5pm
Really Really Free Market: February 25th, March 25th, April 29th from 1-3pm at Chestnut Park
Shopping Night: Challenger Street Newspaper: on February 22nd from 7-9pm
Bikes Across Borders: on April 6th from 7-9pm