The Free Store, formerly called the Thrift Store and the Gorham Swap Shop, was started in the fall of 2014.
It's changed names a few times because of confusing connotations. We hope Free Store sticks! You do not need to bring money nor items to trade in order to visit or take things from the Free Store. It's stocked with useful items collected during spring move out from former students - such as hangers, fans, shower caddies, school supplies, trashcans, and room decorations.
The USM Office of Sustainability holds an annual yard sale during Welcome Weekend when students are moving in. Proceeds from the sale support Office of Sustainability waste-reduction initiatives such as Mindful Move-out. Come stop by, say hi, and shop for free!
The Free Store is located in the basement of Anderson Hall on the Gorham campus. It is open during the school year (September - May).
Wednesdays 4 - 6 pm and by appointment. To make an appointment, please email one of the student coordinators below.
Tyra Howes - email@example.com
Chelsea Malacara - firstname.lastname@example.org