HoMie is the streetwear store that gives back to Melbourne’s homeless community and has an important social message to share. Open for only three months, each time a transaction is made in-store, HoMie will donate an item of clothing to a person experiencing homelessness.
After a successful crowd funding campaign on Pozible, the team behind Homeless of Melbourne Inc. (a grass-roots, volunteer-run, Melbourne-based charity) were able to open a temporary store to continue their efforts to raise awareness of homelessness in Australia and help those in need.
HoMie stocks awesome, first-hand clothes by local Melbourne designers. It’s also a place where homeless people can come to receive free clothing, food, care-packages, and educational workshops focused on increasing their employability. When you purchase a t-shirt, cap or even a sticker, those profits go directly in aiding the homeless of our city and as a special touch you can leave a message of support to those people receiving new clothing.
This is a fantastic initiative and is run by some truly inspiring and dedicated people.
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Site 247, level 2 Melbourne Central (near Nike and Converse).
Open Monday–Sunday 10AM-7PM, and until 9PM on Friday nights.