Westside Free Store Ministries
Free Store hours:
Monday 10 am to 12:30 pm
Thursday 3 pm to 5:30 pm
Saturday noon to 2:30 pm
The Westside Free Store Ministries (WSFM) is an ecumenical, faith-based, 501(c)(3) charitable organization
designed to share resources, build relationship and create community on Columbus’
west side. Through the volunteer effort and generosity of many people, churches and
organizations, the WSFM serves thousands of people in need each year.
our doors in August, 2004, we have provided a safe
haven within the community. We
have become known as a place
where needs are met, hospitality is offered and meaningful
formed in the name of Jesus Christ. Program and services offered by
Westside Free Store Ministries include the Westside Free Store and
Westside Free Store
The simple premise of the Westside Free Store is those in need can shop for free as a
result of the generosity of others. Material donations (clothing and small household
items) are organized and made available to all who visit our Free Store. There are no
income or residency requirements. Based on the number of people in a household, each
shopper is allowed a generous number of items per month.
The Free Store’s shoppers
include men, women and children
representing all nationalities who make Central Ohio
The Free Store is located in the basement of
Westgate United Methodist Church on the
west side of Columbus, in the historical
Hilltop community, at 61 South Powell Avenue.
With support of local merchants, pastries and hot
and cold beverages are available in
the Free Store’s
fellowship hall while shoppers prepare to shop.
Columbus Metropolitan Library Ready to Read Program
The WFSM has partnered with Columbus Metropolitan library to bring the Ready to Read program into the Free Store during select hours. The program offers early literacy training, support for parents, board books and picture books perfect for ages newborn to 5 years old, and library cards. Remember, you are your child's first teacher. For information about the Ready to Read program, visit columbuslibrary.org or call 614-645-2ASK.