The idea a mobile charity shop was first born in 2016. The concept is to sell donated quality clothes and other objects (jewellery, toys, small household items) at a lower price at different locations (including the settlements) in Pest county. The interior of a van was turned into a small shop, and the moving BAGázs Bazaar started its journey in the summer of 2018.
In December 2018 we also opened a regular charity shop in Budapest (10 Szt. István square, 13 th district). In Bagázs Bazaar we do not only recycle used clothes but are also able to provide job opportunities to people from the settlements. This way they can gain experience and prepare for entering the labour market.
On the other hand, all the income of the charity shop is supporting our activities at the Roma settlements.
BAGázs Bazaar will not only be a charity shop, but also a Community Centre. By opening a community space, we are broadening the horizon of the volunteer work, while providing further programs for underprivileged children. Furthermore, the pay-services provided by our volunteers for Budapest-based children will generate a profit that supports the activities and sustainability of BAGázs in full.