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CMM: Spread Holiday Cheer at United Methodist Free Store Christmas Shop!

CMM: Spread Holiday Cheer at United Methodist Free Store Christmas Shop!

Support the Southside Neighborhood with Turner Construction

Date: December 20 | Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Venue: Community Development for All People

946 Parsons Avenue
Columbus, OH 43206

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The United Methodist Free Store provides clothing and household items to individuals and families in a hospitable atmosphere that affirms the self-worth of each individual. Everything in the store is provided to families, free of cost, so they aren't burdened with paying for basic necessities. More than 50,000 families have become members of the Free Store since they opened our doors in January 1999.


Their annual Christmas Shop provides Free Store families an opportunity to select brand new toys, bicycles, clothing, and coats for their children, free of charge. Last year’s Christmas Shop served 500 children, and they plan to serve that many again this year!


Join Besa and the United Methodist Free Store to spread holiday cheer to southside families. As a volunteer, your team will do the final count of clothing to determine if the organization needs to do any last-minute shopping before the store opens to the public on Saturday. Additional tasks may include: sorting/organizing clothing and unloading the exterior storage pod filled with new toys!


  • A lead volunteer from Community Development for All People will be on-site to provide orientation and training.
  • If you have a CoverMyMeds t-shirt, please wear it for photographs.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water.
  • Closed-toe shoes are required.
  • Donato's pizza and salad will be provided. Please email Kelsey Jones ( by Wednesday, December 18th with any food allergies/restrictions.
  • Parking lot is available directly to the North of the building. Also, parking is available along adjacent streets and side roads, please read signs carefully. 
  • A Besa representative will be on-site to greet your team and help answer any questions.


Click here for more information about the Free Store and the amazing work they do.