Common Ground Free Store

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The ministry provides basic needs (clothing, shoes, housewares, etc.) and a meal, for free, to anyone, in a caring environment with compassion and dignity.

(This is a ministry that had its origin with a William Street Mission Trip to Athens, Ohio.)

You may serve with the William Street family in the following ways:

  1. Volunteer at the Free Store on the 2nd Saturday of odd-numbered months, where we will work together from 1-3:00pm. (January, March, May, July, September, November)

    Jobs that may be done during these hours after the store closes are:
    • Sorting donations
    • Restocking
    • Tackling special projects
    • Preparing the store for the next open day
  1. Volunteer at the Free Store on the 2nd Saturday of even-numbered months (February, April, June, August, October, December). We will work together from 10am-1pm, arriving at 9:15 to be trained for the day’s task.

    When working during these store hours, jobs that may be assigned are:
    • Checking in shoppers
    • Serving meals to shoppers
    • Assisting shoppers as needed
    • Sorting and organizing donations
    • Checking out
  2. Volunteer on your own, in a time slot that fits your schedule. (See to sign up to volunteer or for more information.)
  1. Food Providers  – You may help provide the 100+ meals that are provided each day they are open – in big ways and small.

Donations – Current Needs

  • New packages of socks and underwear (all sizes)
  • Children’s shoes
  • Men and teen boys jeans, casual pants, and cargo pants
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Monetary donations