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Project Spotlight: Social Boutique for the Needy

Fellowship-supported social boutique (Photo: IFCJ)

Run by elderly, immigrant volunteers from the former Soviet Union, the Fellowship-supported Social Boutique is a secondhand clothing store in the city of Ariel located in Judea and Samaria. The shop is open to all residents, especially to those in need who would otherwise not be able to afford this clothing from department stores.

The local department of social services arranged for thousands of articles of clothing to be donated by the city’s residents. The Fellowship’s director of the central region, Guy Oren, attended the Social Boutique’s dedication ceremony.

“The main idea in setting up the store is to allow needy people to feel good while shopping in a respectable place,” Oren said. “We at The Fellowship are proud to be a significant part in establishing important social projects that will contribute to the residents of the state of Israel..."

Ariel Mayor Eli Shaviro and The Fellowship’s field coordinator in the Sharon region also attended the dedication.

The city’s mayor had kind words for The Fellowship, thanking us for making their community stronger. “The Social Boutique is a place that connects all the communities in the city through action and social activity. We will organize community projects and cultural and leisure events here. The Social Boutique was established thanks to the great support of The Fellowship. Thanks to The Fellowship we have established many social enterprises in the city. We thank them very much.”

Thanks to our wonderful donors, The Fellowship continues to provide for Israelis in need.

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