Free Store Wilkinsburg redistributes new and lightly used goods at no cost to East End community members, especially in times of financial stress and/or emergency. FSW relies on donations by corporate partners, community members, and volunteers. Founded in 2015, FSW is independently operated by CIVICALLY, INC.
No ID ... No Questions ... Everyone is Welcome.
- WE HAVE MASKS -
Due to COVID-19 and social distancing, we are limiting entry to 5 shoppers and a 10 minute shopping time limit.
No identification is required
To enforce social distancing, no more than 5 shoppers are permitted in the store at a time.
Masks are required, temperature check, and hand sanitizer upon entry. We have masks if needed.
No item limited, but we ask that you shop reasonably. Children 12 and under should take age related items.
NOTE: Only one big ticket item (vacuum cleaners, microwave, tv, air conditioners, etc) allow.
* Exceptions to the ground rules are made based on urgency
We no longer accept Summer clothing
We are very selective with what we accept. Please adhere to the guidelines.
All donations must be new or gently used, clean, in-season, and/or relatively current style. If clothing is in large trash bags, we ask that donors bring no more than 3 bags of clothing donations per visit.
We DO NOT accept:
No clothing that is soiled, faded, smelly or holes
No toys or stuffed animals
No used undergarments, socks, hosiery or tights
No large Furniture, TVs, PCs, or electronics (without prior approval)
No Knives and Other Weapons
No specifically labeled work uniforms or gear , i.e., old police uniforms, utility company uniforms, etc.
Free Store Wilkinsburg does not accept specialty labelled company apparel or gear. We have never nor will distribute anything that may allow someone to gain unlawful entry to a home, business or access to information.
We DO accept:
CLOTHING & SHOES (CLEAN):
In season and In-Style (not more than 5 y/o)
Shoes and footwear
BABY & CHILDREN:
Diapers / Baby Wipes (unopened)
Strollers, carriers - not expired
Walkers, cribs, gates, etc
NO bathtubs or potty seats
HOUSEWARES: clean, gently used, no stains
Linen, Bedding & Decor, etc.
Curtains, curtain rods
Pots and Pans
SMALL APPLIANCES - clean, WORKING
Toasters, Irons, Microwaves, Blenders, lamps, etc
Furniture: (contact us prior to bring in your donation)
Small furniture items accepted
If you have items that are not listed but new or gently used condition, please let us know.
We will not accept donations left at the door when the store is closed. Those donations will be discarded immediately ... no exceptions. If you cannot make the regular donation hours, send us a message.