Part of our experiences here has been working in the Magda Misjonipood. It is a Second Hand/ Charity shop in Tallinn Mustamäe which provides affordable things needed in an average household.
The shops main purpose is to support families with children and people from around, to create employment opportunities and to gather money for the Mustamäe church as well as giving out the word of God.
Many people here life in bad financial conditions as Estonia has a big economic problem. Despite the prices here are quite expensive, people do not get paid well for their work. The system is even suffering more and more due to people deciding to work in the countries around especially Finland but living and having their families in Estonia.
The shop is led by Jaana Maria Unga, Reelika Raudsepp and a team of cashiers and volunteers who work in shifts to have it open from Monday to Saturday.
Their main work is all about sorting and arranging the things they receive mostly as a donation from Norway, Finland and Estonia.
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”
Their Idea of the recycling clothes and goods and to propagate sustaining consumption is also shown by them turning unusable textiles in some cool ideas of upcycling. For example, carpets from all kind of clothes and beautiful skirts from men’s shirts.
We have been happy to spend some of our time here helping and exploring this beautifully and with love arranged place. What a paradise of all kind of things in every corner.
Here is the Link to their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/magdapood
And an honest and warm advice to go to visit them if you should pass by Tallinn one day.
And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the holy spirit, who has been given to us. (Romans 5:5)