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 the 10 year milestone and honored the volunteers who made these services happen for the over 2200 families we served.

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. 

The FreeStore depends on your generosity to continue its work.  Ninety-five percent of your donation goes directly to support families in need.  To donate send contributions to FreeStore, 1020 24th St., West De Moines, IA 50266 or use the PayPal ap in this page.


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

To donate online

With PayPal

FreeStore Videos







Projects Where You Can Help



Clean Start


Cleaning supplies

Laundry supplies


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

Vacuum cleaners




Queen & twin sheets

Kitchen utensils


Pots and Pans

End tables

Coffee tables

Toasters, Coffee Pots, crock pots

Watch for these events in 2018.

- Fill the Mayflower in May

- United Way Day of Caring in September



Birdies for Charity

FreeStore is participating in the Birdies for
Charity fundraiser during the Principal Charity Classic golf tournament at Wakonda Club
starting June 6 2017.


FreeStore supporters can
pledge a specified amount for
each birdie sunk on the Friday
through Sunday games.


Make your pledge now.