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Montreal teen opens pop-up PPE store to help community during pandemic

Sixteen-year-old Vanessa Vassalos plans to donate some of her profits to the Montreal Children's Hospital.

Vanessa Vassalos, 16, plans to donate some of her profits to the Montreal Children's Hospital

Vanessa Vassalos, 16, says it took some convincing, but she was able to persuade her family to let her use a spare space in a building they own on Parc Ave. (Hugo Lalonde/CBC)

Sixteen-year-old Vanessa Vassalos says she wanted to do something meaningful over the summer to help others during the pandemic. 

That's why she decided to open a pop-up shop, selling personal protective equipment to the community, in a building owned by her grandfather.

She says it took some convincing, but she was able to persuade her family to let her use a small ground-floor space on Parc Avenue. 

Vassalos says she plans to donate some of the profits to the Montreal Children's Hospital.

WATCH: Montreal teen opens up pop-up PPE store on Parc Avenue.
It's not easy this year for students looking for a summer job. Vanessa Vassalos wanted to do something meaningful, so she made her own. 1:41

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