The Free Store is currently open for individual shopping for up to 10 people on Mondays and Thursdays. Each day you can check in with Dwayne for a ticket to shop. On Mondays tickets are handed out at 10:30 a.m. for a 12:30 p.m. shopping start and on Thursdays tickets are handed out at 8:30 a.m. for a 10:30 p.m. shopping start. If you have any questions please call or email Pastor Melissa.
The Free Store is pleased to be able to accept your donations beginning Monday, June 1.
We will be accepting donations on Sunday-Thursday mornings from 9:00-11:00 a.m. We will only accept them at the loading dock on the 4th Ave. side of the building.
We are in need of seasonally appropriate clothing only at this time. We do not have the space to store winter items like heavy coats and boots.
When you arrive at the loading dock, please ring the bell. One of the staff will provide a bin for you to unload in. The member of staff will retrieve the bin when you are back in your vehicle.
In order to protect our guests and staff and volunteers, we will be leaving your donations in a bin for seven days before anyone touches them again. We only have limited bins for each day of the week, so please do not bring an entire car full at once. You can always make another trip on another day.
Thank you for all the phone calls and emails and love during this pandemic. We appreciate that you donate your treasures with us and we are excited to see you and to serve our community once again.
Central Lutheran Church opened the Clothes Closet in 1964. In February 2012 it was announced that the Free Store at St. Stephen’s Human Services would be merged into the Clothes Closet at Central. The merger creates one main location south of downtown where people in need can get free clothing and household items.