For over 25 years, a collective of dedicated parishioners from several churches have come together to provide warm winter clothing and a catered meal to Kansas Citians facing the challenges of winter without resources. This year, our Free store event will be during MLK weekend on Saturday, January 13th, at St. James Church (5540 Wayne Avenue KCMO). Nourish KC, an organization focused on food access and security in Kansas City, will provide a delicious lunch.
This event provides an immersive shopping experience for our guests. Each visitor or family is paired with a “personal shopper” to help them select items based on their needs and preferences. In recent years, we have transitioned to new clothing and accessories, allowing guests a dignified shopping experience. We also offer personal hygiene kits and gas gift cards, as we know these items are needed just as much as warm clothing.
Free Store is only possible with contributions from volunteers, donors, and community partners. This year, Free Store is presented by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, St. James United Methodist Church, Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church.
We have streamlined the donation process to make it as convenient as possible to contribute to this cause.
Donors can visit our Walmart registry here to purchase specific items- please take care to put your name in the gift receipt line– we want to thank you! As always, other gifts can be made via Venmo or check to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church with the “Free Store” memo.
The generosity of our community has allowed us to continue to bless people with high quality items for many years!
Free Store Provides for our guests:
Sandwiches and Soup, Salad, Fruit and Dessert.
Enjoy a meal or a light refreshment while waiting to shop.
All NEW coats, boots, and hats for adults and children.
Children MUST be present to receive children’s items.
Hygiene Kits & Gas Gift Cards
Available while supplies last.