Community Spotlight: NBK Free Stores
Have you ever noticed how helping someone makes you feel afterward? Whether it’s giving advice to a friend or helping out a neighbor, we’re willing to bet that the answer is: GOOD.
And we’re all about feeling good these days. Studies show that people who volunteer or donate have reduced stress, live longer, and gain a sense of purpose.
One group that we particularly admire for their contributions to the community is North Brooklyn Mutual Aid.
|Here, neighbors help neighbors using the collective power of community and civic responsibility. Its initiative North Brooklyn Free Store, has created 4 local pop-ups with shelving units built by volunteers. The idea is simple: take what you can use, give what you can share.|
The 4 North Brooklyn Free Stores are located on:
- 150 Greenpoint Ave.
- South 2nd (at Havemeyer)
- Graham Ave. & Newton St.
- PS 18 (Maujer & Leonard)
Donations needed: Home/Art & school supplies, diapers, sealed canned & dry food, diapers, new/unopened toiletries, winter necessities, seasonal clothing, books and toys 🧸 NO FURNITURE or big items please!
*When dropping off donations please utilize the hangers and cabinets and keep everything tidy, we’d really appreciate it and we know your neighbors will too! A little extra effort will ensure these sites continue to restore hope and pride in our neighborhood and we can’t do that without your help. ️
Already Konmari-ed it all? You can also volunteer or donate towards building materials and operational supplies: Venmo: @nbkfreestore |PayPal: NbkFreeStore@gmail.com