Tomorrow we will be holding the 3rd Brooklyn Free Store of the Summer. The first two free store events were especially successful and larger than usual. We move all the materials from storage to the Free Store by bike. It is a very “green” non-polluting way to do things but also labor intensive. We have been working harder to promote the Free Store both through social media and by posting fliers in the neighborhood. As a result of the free store being larger and more popular than it has been in the past we are looking for more volunteers to help us set up, close down and maintain the free store on Fridays. If there is enough volunteer interest we could also do the free store on other days. We would love to have more help promoting the free store both virtually and through fliers posted up in the neighborhood and around town.
During the free store tomorrow we expect to have a volunteer bike mechanic and a pinata full of freegan sweets! We had been planning to host a live band at last week’s free store but unfortunately it was rained out. We would love to host more things like this in the future at the free store, so contact us if you have any leads!
On Saturday, July 26th, we are having a series of open meetings and a work day. 11am: Open organizing meeting for The Brooklyn Free Store. Should we get a physical space or continue our outdoor outreach? Interested in learning more about how to volunteer for our regular Friday events in Bed-Stuy or how you can help with outreach? 12:30: Open work day: banner-painting, screenprinting, organizing free store storage space, data entry or other computer work, propaganda creation, etc. 3pm: Open organizing meeting for Grub – A Community Dinner. Always wanted to get involved behind the scenes at our semi-monthly dinners? Interested in hosting an event? Want to help out doing outreach, sourcing and gathering food, etc?In general we could also use help responding to emails, writing emails and maintaining our social media / web presence.
Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and if you’d like send us a phone number where we can text you at.