HoMie: a pop-up streetware shop helping the homeless

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.
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This is a fantastic initiative and is run by some truly inspiring and dedicated people.

– Tomas
Tomas is a filmmaker, writer, coffee addict and tall person who does not play basketball. You can follow him @TomasZagoda.

Site 247, level 2 Melbourne Central (near Nike and Converse).
Open Monday–Sunday 10AM-7PM, and until 9PM on Friday nights.

Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of Undertow Media.