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. 




New Projects and 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

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.

FreeStore Needs

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


Domestic Abuse in Iowa


The concern over domestic violence continues,  Here are two sites you may be interested in. features comments by NFL players.  And the second is a story from KDSM Fox 17 that features the FreeStore.






Listen to Maxine at KPSZ



Fill the Mayflower 2014