The Free Store is a space for the on-going free exchange of clean, functional, durable items like clothing, shoes, electronics, small appliances, household items, bath & beauty supplies, books, school & art supplies, and more.
Located in SAC W303C, the UofL Free Store is run by interns and volunteers who help process donations and keep the store tidy and organized in support of the project to help keep useful items out of the landfill while meeting the needs of their peers.
Donations of clean, functional items can be made any time in the small bin outside the door of the Free Store or in the large red bins at the base of the driveway just east of Unitas Tower, off Cardinal Blvd. Please do not donate torn, broken, soiled, or wet items. Unfortunately, we do not currently have the capacity to mend, repair, or clean donations.
UofL promotes an inclusive environment for all, regardless of gender identity and/or gender expression. The Free Store is a Transgender-Friendly space.
The store is open to all UofL students and employees during set hours each week during the regular academic year. Volunteers wanted!
If you would like to volunteer or have questions about the Free Store, please contact our 2022-23 Free Store Manager:
Emily Minnis (502-523-7879)
Students in Group Recycling And Sustainable Solutions (GRASS) first joined forces with the UofL Sustainability Council and Campus Housing in Fall 2013 to open a permanent which was originally housed in the basement of Unitas Hall through Spring 2019. In 2017 alone, the Free Store helped keep over 700 pounds of items out of the landfill!
Sustainability at UofL: GRASS develops Free Store
(The Louisville Cardinal, 4/3/13)