@NiagaraFreeStore IG
Policies & Processes

Welcome to the

Niagara Free Store!

On this page you will find updates, Free Store procedures, donation callouts, community resources, and materials that we produce related to the Free Store.


In the coming months, this will be the location of our online inventory, which will be a living document, as well as processes & forms related to getting items!

Follow @NiagaraFreeStore & #NiagaraFreeStore on Instagram!

What to expect from @NiagaraFreeStore IG!

  • This account will feature updates, donation callouts, campaigns, resources, events, & inventory showcases of our inventory!

  • We will be using our stories to share relevant posts & stories we are tagged in and items that get shared through the #NiagaraFreeStore, as often as possible

  • Use the account highlights to keep up-to-date on Updates, Donation Callouts, Free Resources, and eventually Inventory!

How to use #NiagaraFreeStore!

  • On Instagram (posts or stories), Twitter, or Facebook, you can use #NiagaraFreeStore as a means of sharing items you want give away, items you are looking for, & items you see for free online (via FB Marketplace, KIJIJI, Bunz, Craigslist)

  • If you are sharing an item(s) that you are giving away, please include whether it can be delivered or needs picked up

  • If you are posting an item you find on the side of the road, please post the city & road (ideally closest intersection, if possible)

Niagara Free Store Longterm Goals!

  • Getting our inventory up on our website

  • Working with other community services to do more specific donation drives

  • Host COVID safe Free Store events

  • Semi-regular online webinars

  • A system across the region where people can easily exchange large items (ex. mattresses, bed frames, landscaping equipment, etc.)

  • Semi-regular resources/ publications & campaigns

  • SUPER DREAM/GOAL: Having a permanent COVID safe drop-in space

Recommended hashtags!


#NiagaraFreeStore #FreeStore #OPIRGBrockrock #downtownstcatharines #ourhomestc #StCatharines #Niagara #NiagaraFalls #Grimsby #Jordan #Lincoln #FortErie #PortColbourbe #niagararegion  #brockuniversity


donation callouts & organizations!

Types of

Free Store Items

  • Accessories

  • Art & Collectibles

  • Audio & Electronics

  • Bikes

  • Books

  • Gardening supplies

  • Gently-used Clothes

  • Hobby & Craft Items

  • Housewares & Kitchen

  • Musical Instruments

  • Pet Supplies

  • School Supplies

  • Small Appliances &

  • Furniture

  • Sporting & Exercise

  • Gear

  • Tools

  • Toys & Games