Free Store

The Earlham College Free Store is a place for useable items to be exchanged. It is a free thrift store for the Earlham community to foster an economy of shared resources. The Free Store works to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in the landfill and aims to give items a second life.

The Free Store is a glorified free box. Instead of being a box filled with underwear, old books, dirty shoes and the occasional great pair of jeans the Free Store is a space where items are cleaned, organized and displayed for your perusing convenience. The Free Store creates a space where reuse and thrift are encouraged. Instead of rummaging through a box you get to walk around and check out things on display, try on clothes and donate donate donate!

The Free Store is located in Tazza, a room in the Runyan Center. Tazza is located in the basement of Runyan beyond the post office mail boxes. Follow the signs. The Free Store is open the same hours that Runyan Center is open. If it is locked please ask Runyan staff kindly to unlock the door.

Interested in Donating to the Free Store? Check out what we accept and what we wont, below:

Unacceptable Items

  • Under garments
  • Used toothbrushes
  • Used bath sponges
  • Mattresses
  • Furniture

Acceptable Items

  •  Wearable clothing
  •  Shoes
  •  Accessories: belts, jewelry, bags, hats, ties, scarves, gloves
  •  Office supplies (gently used)
  •  Toys and games
  •  Stuffed animals
  •  Bedding: sheets, pillows and blankets
  •  Usable cosmetics, shampoo, conditioners, lotions (unacceptable item policy)
  •  Craft supplies
  •  Hangers
  •  Ripped clothing
  •  Working electronics
  •  Household items: CLEAN Kitchenware, cleaning supplies,

For information on how to get involved with the Free Store check out the Get Involved page!

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