Common Ground Free Store is in need of your new or gently used material donations!

We are open for donations on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 6:00 pm-8:30 pm and Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10:00 am-1:00 pm.

We are accepting in-season clothing, shoes, new socks/underwear, personal care items, toys, and household items. All donations should be clean and in good shape with no holes, stains or odors.

The gifts you share will be a blessing to others!

Common Ground Free Store Ministries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gifts are tax deductible and a receipt will be provided to you if you would like one. Consultation with your tax professional is recommended.

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Common Ground Free Store ACCEPTS:

  • Clothing for all ages, in season only. (Example – no coats in the spring or summer, please). We are always especially in need of men’s, teens, and youth clothing. We do not accept used swimsuits and underwear (we will only accept these items if they have tags or are in packages). We will accept used bras and socks as long as they are like new with no stains. CURRENT SEASON: FALL/WINTER
  • Shoes, especially tennis shoes or comfortable walking shoes
  • Infants. Onesies, blankets, diapers, wipes, crib sheets and comforters, socks, booties, shoes
  • Household. Towels, dishtowels, washcloths, sheet sets, comforters, blankets, small appliances like microwaves, toasters, and coffee makers, table and floor lamps, sets of dishes and glasses, silverware, kitchen utensils, pots and pans, serving and mixing bowls, storage containers.
  • Toys. Like new with all parts included.
  • Purses, Handbags, Bookbags
  • New Socks, Underwear, Bras
  • Toiletries, Hygiene Items, Toilet Paper and Paper Towels
  • Packages of Diapers Size 1-6, Pull-ups, and Wipes

Common Ground Free Store DOES NOT ACCEPT:

  • Furniture or Mattresses
  • Large Appliances
  • Bikes
  • TV’s or old electronics
  • Cribs or Car Seats
  • Anything broken, missing pieces, or dirty.

Our philosophy at Common Ground Free Store is to share the best of what we have with our neighbors in need. Before you donate something, please consider whether you would give it to your own friend or relative. Thank you for understanding!

We cannot stress enough – PLEASE do not leave donations at the Free Store when we are not open. We cannot take anything left outside into the store, which means that your donations will be wasted. Thank you kindly for your cooperation!

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Common Ground Free Store is FREE! Right?

Yes, everything we give away is free! Actually running the Free Store is not!

Here are some ways you can support CGFS financially.

  • Adopt-A-Day at the Free Store – Adopt the store for a day in honor of a birthday, anniversary, special occasion, or recognize your business, church, or other organization. Choose a day the store is open. The cost to adopt a day is $100. We will recognize your special day with signage outside, a post on Facebook, and announcement in the store! It’s a fun way to honor someone and help the Free Store at the same time.
  • Friend of the Free Store – Become a Friend of the Free Store by pledging a monthly or regular gift to support the ongoing work of the Free Store.
  • Sponsor our Fashions and Fixin’s Fundraiser – Click here to see our sponsorship levels.
  • Any donation is welcome at anytime! Please click here to make an online secure donation. Or if you wish to write a check, simply make your check out to Common Ground Free Store, and mail it to CGFS, 193 E. Central Ave, Delaware, OH 43015.

Some examples of what your gift goes toward:

  • Providing a place for our community to come and receive a meal and assistance in a welcoming and caring atmosphere: $1,600 per month
  • Toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc), toilet paper, paper towels for our shoppers each month – $500
  • Approximate cost of operating the Free Store each day – $100
  • 2 Packages of diapers & wipes – $50
  • Gift Cards for Emergency Food and Gas Assistance – $25 each

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