Baltimore Free Store
The Baltimore Free Store collects donated and salvaged items and provides them to people for free. We hold one day temporary Free Markets every other week in different locations throughout Baltimore City. We target low-income neighborhoods but do not require one be low income to take items.
We do this as a way to highlight the amount of waste created by a consumerist driven society, to promote recycling and reuse, to help alleviate the traumas of poverty, and to involve communities in working together to meet their needs. Our goal is to demonstrate an alternative model of relating to neighbors and commodities, a way of life not driven by profit and ownership.