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Free Store Hours:

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.

Free Store Donations

Good things are happening! Some of our Free Store shoppers have gotten into new homes and are looking for pots, pans, dishes, sheets, blankets and towels. They could use anything that makes an apartment a home. It’s best if these items were gently used and clean before they are donated to us.

Also, as the weather begins to change, the Free Store needs to provide for folks who are looking for colder weather clothes. We are always in need of men’s clothing in all sizes.

Please go through the things in your home and see if they might become a donation to the Free Store. Reach out to friends and family as they also may have clothes and household items looking for a new home.

The Restoration Center is closed for summer break Monday, July 31 – Thursday, August 3.  We are not taking donations while the Store is closed but on Monday, August 7, we will return to the following donation hours:

Our donation hours are:

Sunday: 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Monday–Thursday: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

If you have a car full, pull up to the loading dock on 4th Ave., ring the bell and someone will help you unload. If you only have a bag or two, you can bring in your donations to the red bin by the welcome desk.


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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