The Erie Free Store began as an idea from our Coordinator, Breanna Adams. Inspired and influenced by Free Store 15104 in Braddock, Pa., Breanna knew that there was a need in the Erie community to provide clothing and housewares - free of charge - to those who needed it. Since we opened in November 2016, we've served hundreds of families, and also found a place for gently-used items donated by our friends in the community.
The store is run by an all-volunteer force of students and adults. If you'd like to join us, find more information here.
In 2019, we incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and are now served by an all-volunteer Board of Directors:
Breanna Adams, President
Heather Wolf, Vice President
Christopher Millette, Secretary
Michael DeJohn, Treasurer
Kara DeJohn, Member at Large
Erie Free Store
Elmwood Avenue Presbyterian Church
2816 Elmwood Ave.
Erie PA 16508