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STM Free Store


 

OPEN FOR APPOINTMENTS


The Free Store is now open (by appointment only) on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, from 1-3 pm! Please email us at stmfreestore@morecommunity.org to set up an appointment.

Strict COVID Safety protocols will be followed. Only two households (with two people per household) are allowed per 20-minute time slot. Masks must be properly worn at all times. Hand sanitizer must be used upon entering. Social distancing of 6 feet is required. If you start to feel sick or become exposed to COVID-19, please cancel your appointment. All store volunteers will also be masked and observing COVID safety protocols. 

 


WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!

We are currently seeking volunteers to help on Saturdays to get our store in order. We will welcome guests on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 1-3 pm. In order to catch up, we will also be working every Saturday from 10 am - 12 pm to process donations, organize the store, and pack bags to deliver to our partner agencies. (No guests will be shopping during these hours.) Strict COVID-19 safety protocols will be implemented.

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ABOUT OUR FREE STORE


  • The St. Thomas More Free Store is a community outreach ministry of St. Thomas More Catholic Community which provides clothing and small housewares for free. We offer new and gently used clothing, linens, shoes, housewares, and small household items, free of charge. 
  • The store is open on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 1-3 pm for guests. Donations can be dropped off from 12-1 pm.
  • We are located in the basement of St. Thomas More School.
    Guests may fill 2 grocery bags of items and visit as often as they wish. We serve an average of 30 guests each weekend and never ask for documentation of any kind.
  • We are always looking for volunteers to help sort, stock and staff the store. Any amount of time is helpful and greatly appreciated.

Items always in need:

 

  • New underwear, socks, bras, in sizes from infant to adult (these are among the most requested items)
  • Clean sheets/pillowcases, blankets and comforters, indicating sizes
  • Clean bath towels
  • Children and adult clothing – all sizes, all seasons
  • Monetary donations – indicate “Free Store” on the memo line of your check or on your envelope and place it in the collection basket during Mass or mail it to: St. Thomas More Church, 1079 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105


Items we cannot take:

 

  • Any items that are torn, dirty, or missing pieces
  • Electronics, appliances with electrical cords
  • Infant car seats


 

 

 

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