The Westside Free Store Ministries has been apart of the Hilltop since 2004.  It is with a heavy heart that I compose this letter today. Despite tireless efforts, including careful discernment, collaboration with an external non-profit, and aggressive grant writing, Westside Free Store Ministries (WFSM) finds itself in an ongoing struggle to secure the necessary funds for sustainability.

In consideration of our dedicated employees and the clients we serve, we have made the difficult decision to dissolve WFSM so that we can start working on an exit plan and allow employees to find other employment. Our last day of service will be December 21st.

We are committed to providing ample notice to both our staff and the community we serve. To honor this commitment, we kindly ask our volunteers to continue their invaluable support through December 21st, ensuring that we can continue serving the Hilltop community through our final day of operation.

In light of our impeding closure, we are actively collecting toys and toilet paper to distribute during our last week. Please note that, effective December 2nd, we will no longer be accepting any donations, except for new toys intended for Christmas or toilet paper.

We extend our deepest gratitude for the prayers and unwavering support we have received over the past 19 years. Your dedication has made a lasting impact on Westside Free Store Ministries and the communities we have served.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support during this challenging time.

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61 South Powell Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43204

Store Hours:
Mondays 9:30 to 11:45 am
Thursday 3:00  to 5:15 pm
Saturdays 10 am to 12:15 pm

2023 Scheduled Closed Dates:

November 23 & 25 Thanksgiving

December 21st is our last day of Operations.


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Ministries does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.