Solidarity Not Charity

Charity alleviates the symptoms caused by an unjust system but doesn't challenge the root problems, and it often puts those providing the charity in a position of power OVER those who it 'helps' with benevolence or feeling good for helping out. Solidarity, on the other hand, implies that our struggles are intertwined.

Treasure City Thrift supports groups working for grassroots change using a sustainable and democratic economic model. We transform waste into resources which benefit our community. We are committed to economic and environmental sustainability, and operate collectively by consensus decision making. There are no bosses here!