Bringing dignity to Families


In 2014 the FreeStore served 244 families, which included 391 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. 




Projects Where You Can Help




Volunteer jobs


For more information:

To volunteer
282-3733 x3

or donate goods
282-3733 x2


Send contributions 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


To donate online

With PayPal

Vacuum cleaners




Queen & twin sheets

Kitchen utensils


Pots and Pans

End tables

Coffee tables

Toasters, Coffee Pots, crock pots

Fill the Mayflower
May 16, 2015

FreeStore Videos

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 June 5 2015.

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

Make your pledge now.

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