handprints-multiWhat Exactly is a Free Store?

It’s a place where everything is free—clothing, shoes, diapers and linens, to small appliances, books and toys.  There are no income requirements, no questions and no scrutiny; only the support of people who care. God’s mercy does not come with a price tag.

Common Ground Free Store Ministries is a partnership between Delaware County churches, business, civic organizations and caring citizens.

Why is a Free Store so Important?

The need is great. Nearly 2,200 residents of Delaware live below the poverty line; many are under age 18 or over age 65.  In a single six-month period, 74 families were identified as homeless.

Common Ground’s help doesn’t stop with free clothing and household items.  Common Ground partners with other local service agencies to provide new hope and new starts through referrals to other agencies in the community.