Bringing dignity to Families-
FOR OVER 10 YEARS
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