Property Management

The Free Store

 

The USM Free Store is currently undergoing a location change. This fall you can expect the new location to be somewhere in the Brooks Student Center on the Gorham campus. 

What is the Free Store?

The FreeStore is an organized location that provides free clothing, dorm and household items like shower caddys and cleaning supplies, books, movies, gadgets, accessories, school supplies, and more - right on the USM campus and it's all FREE.

Why visit the Free Store?

  1. Save money.
  2. Reduce waste.
  3. Social justice! Refuse to support the companies that sell products from countries with unethical treatment of factory workers.
  4. Create less air and water pollution than what would be generated by making a new item or landfilling/recycling. 

When you visit the FreeStore you can feel good about taking an action that helps prevent the over-consumption of products. By reusing perfectly intact items you are not only following the waste hierarchy but contributing to a cleaner environment.

Annual Free Yard-Sale 

The USM Office of Sustainability also holds an annual free yard sale during Welcome Weekend when students are moving in. Forget a shower caddy or shoe organizer? Find it at the free yard sale. 

Where do all the items for the Free Store and Annual Free Yard-Sale come from? 

A majority of the items are collected during Mindful Move-Out.  Other items are donated throughout the year by individuals or offices around campus. 

Hours

Once the free store moves to it's new location, we will set weekly hours. 

 

Contact Information:

 

Staff Support 

    Chelsea Malacara - chelsea.malacara@maine.edu