Along with four other experienced NGOs, Otrā Elpa established the Social Entrepreneurship Association of Latvia in the fall of 2015, and its goal is to advance the potential and development of social entrepreneurship in Latvia.
Our activity is based on the interaction of three basic values – charity, conservation of the environment and social responsibility. Our mission is to be an intermediary chosen by the society to run social projects, as well as promote the understanding of social values, positive social change and conservation of the environment.
The charity shops 'Otrā Elpa' are a place to catch your breath after the race in a world taken over by the modern rush. It is a place to multiply positive attitude and energy, to promote the good, to create joy for yourself and others.
In each of the shops, you can purchase various 'second life' items donated by private persons and organizations, as well as give away things that have unnecessary to yourself.
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DONORSThe shelves of our shops aren't filled with goods ordered from factories, they have been provided by us! Each of us tends to have something at home that has ceased to be useful but can still be quite suitable for others. Goods donations help us begin the cycle of good deeds and help three groups of people at once:
- those who can purchase good items from our shop at low prices;
- those who are in crisis situations, shelters, orphanages, care homes, etc., and receive free goods as support from the shops;
- those who are helped by realizing charitable initiatives using the proceeds.