What is the Request Log?
The Request Log is a way for us to help match a neighbor’s specific need with a designated donation.
- if a family is moving into their own place to live for the first time, and they need a microwave oven, or other small household appliance, they can put the item in the request log
- if a person experiencing homelessness finds themselves without a sleeping bag in the middle of the summer, s/he can add it into the request log
- if a family whose child has asthma needs a vacuum cleaner to clean their apartment and remove environmental triggers, they can add it to the request log
The Request Log removes some of the “luck” from shopping in the Free Store for people and families who have specific needs.
How does it work?
A person comes into the Free Store to see if the item is available on the floor. If it’s not, they can speak with the Free Store Coordinator or a Free Store volunteer and add the item to the request log. They will be asked for their name and contact information. When the item comes in, it’s put on “hold” . The Free Store staff attempt to make contact with the person who made the request, and that person has two (2) weeks to come in and get it.
What if the person who made the request doesn’t come in to get the item in the two (2) weeks that the Free Store is holding it?
If the individual does not make arrangements to pick it up during that time, it will go to a person who may be on a waiting list for that item, or on the floor and anyone can take it.
How can you help?
We’ll post a list below of items that are on the Request Log every few months. If you want to fulfill a specific request, contact the Free Store to make the arrangements and to confirm that the item is still needed.
Thank you for your interest in providing the items our neighbors need.
Request Log – Items Needed
- microwave oven
- crock pot
- toaster oven/toaster
- pressure cooker
- can opener
- pots and pans (no teflon)
- baking pans
- heavy curtains
- vacuum cleaner
- portable heater
- queen size sheets
- towels (hand/face/body)
- bike helmet
- bike lock
- baby strollers
- baby bath tubs