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Mondays, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Numbers to enter the Free Store are handed out at 8:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. on Monday; and 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.  If you have an emergency, call the church office at (612)870-4416 regarding scheduling a Tuesday appointment.

November/December Free Store Donations

In these colder months, we continue to restock the Free Store with new items, made possible because of your generosity.  We will occasionally change the donations based on inventory and need.  We don’t have the capacity to receive items out of season, but we graciously accept attire to help our guests fight the elements.  We are accepting the following donations:

  • Men, women, and children’s clothing and shoes (in season, Winter)
  • Luggage on wheels (in good condition)
  • Adult backpacks
  • Towels, washcloths, sheets preferably in sets (marked twin, full, king, queen)
  • Blankets, comforters
  • Dishes, pots, pans, skillets, knives (in good condition)
  • Silverware, glasses, and cups
  • Small kitchen appliances (coffee makers, toasters, blenders)

We will receive donations during our regular hours, Sunday thru Thursday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Please bring your donations to the loading dock.


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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