The Change4Change online store launched in a trial capacity on July 1st, 2021. The online store served as an outlet for the sales and promotion of items made within the oneROOF Youth Services various social enterprise programs. The products listed for sale on the site were made by youth accessing oneROOF Youth Services programming.
Since then, Change4Change has opened a physical store, selling gently used items not needed by youth accessing our services. Thanks to the generosity of the community, we often find our donation room bursting at the seams. The physical Change4Change store operates as an onsite thrift store, selling these overflow items, and employing the youth we serve.
Following the opening of our physical store at 1314 King Street East, the Change4Change online store was reopened. Our goal is for this site to bring further employment opportunities, outside of working in our retail store. Soon you will be able to purchase items, inquire about catering, place custom clothing, bag, book, and button orders, as well as find information about the program opportunities at oneROOF Youth Services. These are all facets of youth enterprise programming in operation (Lunch Box, Street Designs, Wood Working, etc.).
Where It All Began
We are overjoyed to finally be opening this store as it has been in our dreams for oneROOF’s future for a very long time. Here’s a little story of the making of Change4Change, told by oneROOF CEO, Sandy Dietrich-Bell…