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 here or donate towards building materials and operational supplies: Venmo: @nbkfreestore |PayPal:

Posted on Fri, Mar 05, 2021