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Free Store

Free Store

Overview

What is the Free Store? It’s a program of the Office of Sustainability to help reduce waste on Berea College’s campus by encouraging a culture of reuse. The Free Store accepts donations of gently used school supplies and office supplies from students, staff, and faculty. Our team sorts and organizes those items and provides them back to the campus community to shop from – for free! Free store items vary, but typically include small school supplies and office supplies that have been gently used and are in good condition. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Binders
  • Folders
  • Desktop organizers and accessories
  • Notebooks
  • Writing utensils
  • Paper
  • And more!

Free Store - Summer 2024

A new, permanent Free Store satellite location is available due to a partnership between the Office of Sustainability and the Draper Building. Students, staff, and faculty can find the satellite location on the 2nd Floor of Draper. This resource will be available through the May and Summer 2024 Terms, in addition to the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 Terms.

Free Store "Office Hours" at Clover Bottom Cottage are paused during the May or Summer Terms, and will resume in Fall 2024.

Donations

Are you a campus community member and interested in donating to support this initiative? Contact sustainability@berea.edu to schedule a time to drop off your items at the Office of Sustainability, located in Clover Bottom Cottage. Due to an excess amount of binders and hanging folders, we are at capacity and are not able to accept donations of the items at this time.