|Free secondhand clothes are offered at a charity stall on Nguyen Hoang Street in HCM City’s District 2 every Wednesday and Saturday. VNS File Photo.|Viet Nam News
By Lê Hùng Vọng
Seeing the disappointed look of a man who had been looking for trousers for hours, the owner of a secondhand clothing stall in HCM City brought out two more bags of clothes.
The man soon spotted two pairs of trousers and thanked the owner of the stall, located on Nguyen Hoàng Street in HCM City’s District 2.
The owner, Ba, usually displays only one bag at one time to save some items for latecomers. But, in this instance, she decided to break her rule.
Open on Wednesday and Saturday, tube stall offers formal dresses, Sunday clothes, work clothes and children’s clothes. All are free.
Ba collects clothes from many people who stop by the stall to drop them off. Many of the donors, who do not want their names disclosed, just put the bags of used clothes besides the stall and leave.
Ba says he opened the stall after a working trip to mountainous areas in the Central Highlands, where she noticed poor children wearing no clothing at all. Returning to HCM City, she began collecting used clothes and took them to these remote areas.
In response to Ba’s charity activity, the People’s Committee of District 2 has asked the local Youth League to support Ba’s efforts by helping her arrange and display the items in an attractive manner. VNS File Photo.