Bringing dignity to Families-


The FreeStore was founded in 2001 as an outreach of St. Timothy’ Episcopal Church.  In 2005 we became an independent 501c3 charity. The FreeStore provides household items and furniture free of charge to women who are referred by Iowa domestic violence services.  We also provide these same items to needy families from other social agencies for a nominal fee. 

In October 2015 we CELEBRATED this 10 year milestone with volunteers who helped us serve over 2200 families.

The FreeStore is entirely run by volunteers, with NO paid staff.  Volunteers are always needed to pick-up furniture, organize items in the warehouse, greet clients, help clients move furniture to their new apartments, and raise funds. 

In 2015 the FreeStore served 282 families, including a record 477 children





Projects Where You Can Help




Volunteer jobs


For more information:

To volunteer
282-3733 x3

To donate goods
(Directions and map)


Send contributions to


1020 24th St

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Clean Start


Cleaning supplies

Laundry supplies


To donate online

With PayPal

Vacuum cleaners




Queen & twin sheets

Kitchen utensils


Pots and Pans

End tables

Coffee tables

Toasters, Coffee Pots, crock pots

FreeStore Videos

The FreeStore is always short of dressers so Iowa Prison Industries is building some.

 To see what WHO TV had to say click here







Some items always needed

Watch for these events in 2016.

- Prairie Meadows Community Impact Luncheon

- United Way Day of Caring