The Street Store Project originated in Cape Town, South Africa to restore dignity to the homeless through restoring personal choice. The life of a homeless individual is often bereft of personal choice at the expense of survival. Southern Adventist University brought the Street Store to Chattanooga, in partnership with Salvation Army, as part of their annual MLK Community Service Day. Clothing donations were collected before the event, then organized and put on display for people to shop. The clothes were offered free of charge, but gave individuals a dignifying experience by allowing them to select sizes and colors to their liking.
Project Leaders: Southern Adventist University Students