Homeless Pop Up Store

Welcome to My Name is Human’s first pop up store!  


We are located on floor -1 of 3 Neal Street, Covent Garden, London.
Open December 16th from 9am-6pm

The idea of the pop up is very simple. The homeless will have the opportunity to shop for themselves, completely free of charge. They will also be offered vouchers for a shelter, free hair cuts and the chance to sit down and enjoy a hot meal. (We are also working out the logistics to run a movie night too)

'Shop’: Clothes, sleeping mats, blankets, sleeping bags, inflatable pillows, tents, books, hygiene products, dog food, shoes, basic supplies, accessories (hand warmers etc)

‘Experience’: Vouchers for shelter, Hair cutting service, hot food, social club.

At the moment we are only open on the 16th, as it started as a much smaller concept and then grew with the generosity of donations and volunteers, but hopefully if this is a success we can secure a longer term space somewhere. 

So far we have confirmed partnerships with: Stance Socks, Weleda, Happy Dog, Pickywops, Imad’s Syrian Kitchen and we're currently talking with local shelters, outdoor brands a local hair salon and more brands for partnerships. Most of the items for the store will be purchased in advance online. 

We are looking into the option of opening to the public, giving them the opportunity to ‘buy’ products for the homeless, but actually leaving with nothing. (Similar concept to the ‘Help Refugees: Choose Love store’.)

If you would like to volunteer with us on the weekend of December 15th + 16th please contact us.

Tzu Chi: Sustainability and Education

Tzu Chi Foundation Partnership

In October 2018, we partnered with Tzu Chi Foundation, a Buddhist organisation for Syrian Refugees based in Istanbul, Turkey. Over 2600 refugee students attend the school, and they are desperate for more English reading materials for their lessons, so together we are setting up a new library for the students.

We are also building a community garden on the roof of the school, giving the children the opportunity to learn how to grow food, take food home to their families, donate food to other Syrian refugee families or sell their produce. 

Karam House: Sustainability and Design

Karam House School Partnership

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This year we partnered with Karam House Foundation, a school for urbanised refugees based in Reyhanli, Turkey. We have been developing a project which involves teaching a two-week workshop with the students of Karam House to design a school made out of recycled materials to be built in Bidi Bidi refugee camp in Northern Uganda.

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Karam House offers facilities in which the students have access to skill-building workshops, utilising modern tools - 3-D printers, laser cutters, laptops, and more. Research has shown that the incidence of PTSD and other stress-related illness is much higher for people who, after experiencing traumatic events, have no tangible way of feeling valuable within their society. We live in a time where survival and grief have been all some child refugees have known. Our hope is that having the opportunity to become a contributing member of something greater will give these children the chance to cope with the stresses they have faced, and in doing so provide them with a sense of purpose, confidence, and security. 

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Integrating these Syrian students into the designing of the Bidi Bidi school will give them the chance to give back to children in similar situations by helping to create a safe place for them to learn, play, and feel safe. We hope this process helps the refugees beyond the scope of simple education, and expands into teaching them the important benefits of community, love, and creativity. 

Koio: Design Collaboration

‘Koio’ Shoe design project for the homeless

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We have partnered with shoe brand Koio. Working with the homeless community of Venice, Los Angeles, we will be working with individuals on the streets to co-design the artwork for our shoe collaboration, with 100% of our profits going straight back into supporting our mental health outreach programme for the homeless of LA. Our canvas shoe will go into production Spring/Summer 2019.