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Imagine being a single mom, struggling to support two children without enough money to buy a new suit for a job interview.

Imagine your home being destroyed by fire and starting over with nothing more than the clothes on your back.

Imagine being homeless, wearing boots that won’t last another week.

Now imagine a door opening and you’re greeted with a hot cup of coffee and a warm smile. Inside, you’re surrounded by people who care, people who want to help. The things you need most—clothing, linens, shoes, personal care and household items—they’re all there, and they’re FREE. That’s Common Ground Free Store Ministries.

We're glad you visited our website. Please stay awhile. Discover what we're all about. It's our greatest hope that you'll join us in supporting this important ministry as we reach out to serve the people in Delaware who need us most.

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Check out our opportunities!

Your financial support is always welcome!

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Volunteer Calendar!

The Free Store has begun using an online calendar to coordinate our many volunteers and groups.  You may always contact our Volunteer Coordinator but please check out our new resource!

Volunteer Calendar

Reader's Choice Award!

The Free Store was named the Best Non-Profit for 2013 by the Gazette Reader's Choice Award.   This mark's the second year the Free Store has been recognized by the community we support.  We are honored and thankful for the opportunity to serve the local community.    

Common Ground Free Store

Voted the #1 Non-Profit in Delaware County for
the 2nd year by The Gazette Reader's Choice!

193 E. Central Avenue
Delaware, OH 43015


  Tue    6pm-9pm
  Wed 10am-1pm
  Thu    6pm-9pm
  Sat   10am-1pm 

*Last shopper welcomed at
  15 minutes to closing

Closure Policy

Our policy is to close the store when weather conditions make it unsafe for shoppers and volunteers to be out.  We will close when Delaware schools close or when a Level Two advisory is declared.

Please be safe!

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