“That’s how TheSmileShop works,” the 23-year-old said with his trademark grin. “The idea is that we can grow the community trust with people, because a lot of families need stuff, and a lot of families have stuff. Why not give them a central spot to come in and just have what they need?”
“This is by the community, for the community,” he said. “But we haven’t really had any problems with people taking advantage. People are very respectful, they can see that it’s free for all, but it’s not a free-for-all. It’s about taking what you need and being a part of the community.”