The Chattanooga Free Store is located at 1701 Dodson Avenue, Suite C (around the back). Right now, we are open every other Saturday from 1pm-4pm for shopping days, where we have diapers, toilet paper, cleaning products, menstrual products, and other essential items. We are also open every Thursday from 11am-1pm, and 6pm-8pm for people to browse our free closet, get naloxone and other harm reduction supplies, and drop off donations.
Our Items and Services
We offer a lot of free items and services at our physical location! We are working on making more items and services available, so make sure to follow our social media for the latest updates, and to see exactly what items we have on a certain day.
- Tampons, pads, and menstrual cups
- Emergency contraception, condoms, and pregnancy tests
- Mobility aids and assistance equipment
- Diapers, wipes, and pull-ups
- Books, toys, and small appliances
- All purpose cleaner liquid and spray
- Laundry detergent and dish soap
- Toilet paper and paper towels
- Toothpaste & toothbrushes
- Bar soap, body wash, and deodorant
- Shampoo, conditioner, and textured hair products
- Other items as we get them
Use our space!
Do you have a mutual aid project you want to start, but don’t have anywhere to do it? Are you a community group that needs a place to meet? Do you have an idea for a community event? Our space is available for free for mutual aid and community projects! Our requirements are pretty simple:
1. All events that are open to the public have to be free. You can ask for donations, but there can’t be an entry fee.
2. We don’t allow drinking or drug use at the building, for safety and insurance reasons.
3. Religious groups and events may be allowed, but please remember that the Free Store is a non-religious space. Any events open to the public cannot require participation in any religious practices, including prayer.
4. Private events are allowed, but a member of the coalition may need to be present.
Just fill out this short application and we’ll be in contact!