Bringing dignity to Families


In 2013 the FreeStore served 228 families, which included 355 children!

Founded in 2001, the FreeStore provides household items and furniture free of charge to women when they leave the Children & Families of Iowa's Domestic Violence Services.  We also provide these same items to needy families from other social agencies for a nominal fee. 

The FreeStore is entirely run by volunteers, with NO paid staff.  Volunteers are always needed to pick-up furniture, organize items in the warehouse, greet clients, help clients move furniture to their new apartments, and raise funds. 




New Projects and You Can Help



To volunteer or donate goods

Call (515) 282-3733


Volunteer jobs

Or send donations to


1020 24th St

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Dressers for Kids


Click here for info on this project

Clean Start

Cleaning supplies

Laundry supplies

Vacuum cleaners

New pots and pans

To donate online

With PayPal

Bunk Beds/Mattresses

Twin Bed/Mattresses

Queen Bed/Mattresses


Kitchen Tables&Chairs



Pots and Pans

LR Furniture


Toasters, Coffee Pots, etc.

Fill the Mayflower - May 16-17, 2014

FreeStore Videos

Check our report on Guidestar,
the premier source of information
about U.S. nonprofits.

The FreeStore is always short of dressers so Iowa Prison Industries is building some.

 To see what WHO TV had to say click here


Birdies for Charity

FreeStore is participating in the Birdies for Charity fundraiser during the Principal Charity Classic golf tournament at Wakonda Club starting May 27 2013.

FreeStore supporters can pledge a specified amount for each birdie sunk on the Friday through Sunday games.

Make your pledge now.






2013 Highlights:


                 - 2013 Better Together Award

                 - Fill the Mayflower 2013 Video

                 - United Way Day of Action 2013

                                  click here for video