Free Store

The Saint Mary's on-campus Free Store is a student-run and managed space located on the first floor of De La Salle Hall.  The initiative provides some financial reilief for our Saint Mary's community members while encouraging diversion of lightly-used, functional items from the landfill.  

The Free Store is open to all students, faculty and staff, and gladly accepts donations during regular hours. Not everything is accepted at the Free Store, so make sure to check out the list of accepted items, below.  

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where is the Free Store located?  De La Salle, Room 105

When is the Free Store open? Hours of operations are posted on Instagram and Facebook at the beginning of each semester. 

What is in the Free Store? You can find a list of commonly-found goods in our store here

Can I donate items to the Free Store?  Yes, you can donate to the Free Store by making an appointment with Free Store Managers Melissa or Gabby (Melissa: mrb20@stmarys-ca.edu, Gabby: gag8@stmarys-ca.edu ). The Store Managers will assess your items for safety and sanitary purposes, and accept your items if they meet the Store's guidelines. OR, if you would ilke to donate items after-hours, please place your lightly used, functional items in the large blue donation bin located between Ferroggiaro Hall and Mitty Residence Hall. 

What items are accepted?   Free Store donations must meet the following guidelines:  No undergarments, no furniture, must be clean and in working condition, and must be useful to someone else. 

Does the Free Store do pop-up shops? Yes, please keep an eye out on our social media pages for Pop-Up Shop announcements. If you would like to collaborate on hosting a pop-up shop for an upcoming event or festival, please contact us. 

How did the Free Store get started?  The Free Store was launched in 2015 by three dedicated and determined students taking Professor Manisha Anantharman's JCL 130: Environmental Justice class.