We’ve been working on a soft launch in Slough for the last few months: patching in with Slough council and the Slough Poverty Forum, as well as Slough CVS. The goal has been to make connections for how we can help, and find the main gap that we fill.
We have discovered the most help we can provide to Slough and the local projects are our community fridges and freezers and our storage / logistics capacity – and so we are going to provide just that.
It was looking a little bit shaky for a while when our lorry died, until Enterprise stepped in, with their capes a-flapping in a righteous wind, and are now helping us maintain our fleet. Did you know they also supply Fareshare with vehicles? What a fantastic example of using your business to help make real change in the world. Thank you Enterprise, we are so excited to be working with you!
The next bit of exciting news is we have a manager for the new store! Everybody meet Kate, who has already proved herself to be a powerhouse and we are so excited to be working with her! Witamy, Kate.
The rest of the week has been us setting up the store with a skeleton crew of 3 people on any day. Non profits run mainly on passion, and we haven’t got the funds to hire an army.
Cleaned shelves, stacked shelves, moved pallets, set up the till area, and consumed numerous cups of coffee.
Daisy even braved cleaning the toilets.
NotJUST are a non-profit waste prevention project and humanitarian organisation, the result of a team that have been colaborating since 2015 under various names - and recently all joined together. Our work spans many different projects and locations but is tied together with two key goals: to fight waste and empower minority and disadvantaged communities.