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STUDENT FAMILY HOUSING

FreeStore

  Yes: it's free!

The FreeStore is our very own reuse initiative. 

Residents drop-off items that are gently-used or pre-loved, donations are then sorted by Community Development and put on display in the FreeStore and lastly, when open, residents come and pick out what they would like for free. All residents are welcome to shop and/or donate. Each day, the equivalent of 5-10 garbage bags are diverted from landfill!

See more on Donating Items to the FreeStore

Find out about Shopping at The FreeStore

Location

The FreeStore is located on the 3rd floor of 30 Charles Street West. When open, the area is monitored by security staff and the FreeStore is always staffed. Residents living in both 30 & 35 Charles St. are welcome to use the service.

Hours

Wednesdays
6:00pm - 8:00pm    
    Saturdays
    2:00pm - 4:00pm

Yes: it's free!

History

The FreeStore was started by residents long ago. In the nineties, the Tenant's Association got involved to attract and organize a volunteer team to manage the incredible and constant flow of donated items. In 2004, the Tenant's Association requested that the popular service be taken over formally by Community Development. Community Development gladly accepted and began learning all of the ins and outs of the operation. Since Spring 2005, Community Development staff and volunteers have run the service and it has remained ever popular.

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