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Changes to Free Store with Governor’s most recent order

The Free Store will go to a by appointment or by emergency only shopping model. If folks would like to make an appointment to shop they should call Karen Knox at 612-870-4416. Due to the reduction in shoppers we will need to reduce our donation volume for the time being. We will receive donations at our regular hours (Sunday through Thursday 9:00-11:00 a.m.) and beginning Sunday, November 22 we will only be accepting winter gear as donations. Winter gear includes things like coats, hats, boots and snowpants.


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.


Contact Rev. Melissa Pohlman
Pastor for Community Ministries

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