For the last two years, 11-year old Obocho Peters has dreamt of opening a thrift store to help families in need find affordable clothing options for their children. Last month, when he celebrated his 11th birthday, he did it by cutting the ribbon on his first brick and mortar location.
Obocho originally came up with the idea to sell his gently worn clothes as a way to earn money for toys his single mother was unable to purchase.
“He told me he wanted to sell all the clothes that didn’t fit him any more so he wouldn’t need to ask me for money,” Obocho’s mother, Sasha Peters, shared with PIX11 News.
Since that time Obocho has identified additional ways his endeavor could benefit parents and the community. One includes using some of the money generated to create free financial literacy classes.
“I want to help people so they can save money so they can start a college fund,” Obocho told PIX11 News.
As the CEO, Obocho looks forward to operating his business on the weekends from 10am to 7pm and on weekdays, after school, from 4pm to 7pm.
We can all agree this is a birthday Obocho will never forget.
Obocho’s Thrift shop is located in Brooklyn, NY at 495 Flatbush Avenue.