LAfreestore is a place where people can barter unused or unwanted items for other items and services. The first free store is scheduled to open next month.
The date for the grand opening of the LAfreestore is set for November 13th! That gives us all time to bag up those old clothes and sweaters and coats you know you’ll never wear this winter. I will be posting drop off locations/dates as well as pick-ups that I will do LAfreestore of service (of course!) in the local North East LA/Pasadena area.
Location is at the edge of Highland Park and Eagle Rock:
4527 York Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
This event will gladly accept and distribute all washed/clean clothes, shoes, accessories, home decor, small working and clean appliances, usable/clean furniture, and bric-a-brac.
The LAfreestore also welcomes all forms of media including books, CD’s, cassette tapes, DVDs, VHS, records, and more. Further, LAfreestore happily distributes your yard sale “leftovers”!
We also encourage you to clean out your pantry - and donate unwanted food items (within expiration dates of course) to those who may need to obtain food at the event. This extends to any other food that you are willing to share with the community- such as vegetables from your garden or from your CSA box- the stuff you know you won’t actually consume.
There will also be live music shared. Bring your instrument and play a tune for everyone! Want to share your poetry? Say some spoken words? Share those too!
If you have an idea for a station/table/workshop that you could man - the answer is YES! If you would like to volunteer for anything including lending your tables for displays, setting up, taking down, helping people to their cars, PLEASE email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A few examples of workshops/stations that scheduled are:
- English Tutor help
- Seed pod workshop
- Chair shoulder massage
- Free hugs
We would love for you to volunteer for any of the following:
- Organic garden advice
- Shoe shine
- Yoga time
- Time-Bank Meetups
- All about Chicken-Coops
- Advice Corner from Auto Mechanic
- Knitting instruction
- Solar cookout!
- Good ol’ Games!
- Guitar lesson
- Alternative Healing
- How to bee a beekeeper!
- Bicycle Tune-ups and advice
- Recycled Art
- Home composting
Do you have a talent or service that is not listed? Just email us and we’ll add you to the scheduled list! Also, please note, that If you are able to lend tables, folding chairs, and/or pop-up canopy tents that could be used for this one day, that would be extremely helpful.
Remember, this is a community exchange- LAfreestore is simply a means to organize such exchange. We are not a licensed non-profit and your donations are not tax deductible, but there is no monetary exchange of any sort; it is an event to share and give amongst like-minded individuals who can join together to create community in the city. And of course, all of the trades will be very much appreciated by the person who is need of your gift of goods and/or service.
Thank you for participating in this wonderful experiment to bring a different aspect of community to the city, by sharing of things and of self.