Free Store in the Summer


students look over some of the offerings at the uOttawa Free Store
Penny pinchers and waste reducers rejoice- the Free Store has reopened for the summer!

For a month and a half, we had to shut the store’s doors so that we could put all of our effort into Dump and Run, the massive task of collecting, cleaning, and organizing all the items students left behind after move-out. The donations filled two basement storage spaces and every inch of the store- you would have to see it to believe it!

But now, every Wednesday from 10am-3pm during the summer, the Free Store will be open to fulfill all your needs- from a new outfit for that music festival, to a great summer read, to some kitchen gadgets for your new apartment.

Opening day was a huge success- regulars returned and new comers flipped through the racks in awe. Customers left, arms loaded with sneakers, framed art, televisions, you name it! Volunteers were flying around, constantly reloading emptying shelves with treasures.

An employee climbs over a pile of donations at the Free StoreWhether you’ve loved the store since the beginning or you’ve never had the chance to visit, summer is the time to come! Let me remind you, we received MOUNTAINS of new donations- we definitely have what you’re looking for.

See you next Wednesday!

~ erin j - free store coordinator

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