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Free Store

The CROW Free Store is a program designed to help serve the basic needs of marginalized peoples. This may include food, clothing, hygiene products, shoes, toys, books, backpacks, and more.

Rather than buying everything and wasting resources or getting donations for free to resell like capitalist charities do, we collect donations from within our communities, screen for quality, clean them, and redistribute those donations to people who need them. We describe this process as being "as service to our community, from our community."

The few items we cannot receive used, such as hygiene products and underwear, we buy with funds donated to our cause. Our entire operation is volunteer-run and donor-funded. We've held these events in schools, at parks, on sidewalks, and out of vehicles.