Free Stuff 4 Daily Needs holds FREE open to all events throughout the year. Although private appointments are available 6 days a week there are times when many more people need assistance at one time.
This is accomplished by 4 major outside events. These are known as:
- 2 — Free Clothes & More
- Back To School Giveaway
- Annual Christmas Giveaway
These events are held at our private residence on our lawn and driveway. Many times, more than 1,500 people will be in attendance over a weekend like this.
FREE Clothes & More
Two such weekends are available for this event. One is in the Spring, and the other is at the beginning of Summer. Although on both of these weekends, the Saturday is an actual fundraiser Yardsale, the next 2 days following are FREE and open to everyone !!
Typically these occur on the long weekend of Victoria Day Weekend in May, and the other is on the Canada Day (July 1st) long weekend.
You can discover FREE finds of all kinds. From clothes and shoes for the kids, to jackets and more for yourself. There is also an assortment of ordinary household and seasonal items too. Sometimes, when available there will be TV’s, couches, beds, or even appliances.
FREE Clothes & More — Sunday & Monday, May 21/22, 2017
Encore of FREE Clothes & More
With the summer vacations comes the expenses of caring for children and their ever wearing out or growing out of clothes. So to help you switch up the spring jackets for shorts and sandals, we host another FREE Clothes & More event.
Although ceiling fans as beautiful as this one are not always available, a variety of table fans and such can usually be found to help beat the summer heat. This one pictured here obviously didn’t take too long before it found a new home–FREE. It had been donated by a local cottager who was changing their decor.
Encore FREE Clothes & More — Sunday, July 2, 2017
Back To School Giveaway
As summer begins to wind down in August is when the Back to School shopping comes to mind, we host our 3rd FREE outdoor, open to all, event.
At this event you will find clothes, backpacks, lunch bags, school supplies for both elementary and even University students. There is usually a large assortment of novels, textbooks, paper, pens, pencils and more. We’ve even had desks and chairs in the past.
Back To School Giveaway–Saturday & Sunday, August 26 & 27, 2017
Annual Christmas Giveaway
Now in its eleventh year, this event is eagerly looked forward to. We host it on the first weekend of November, both in the hopes of beating the winter weather, but close enough to Christmas.
Families large and small are assisted with everything from Christmas trees, lights, decorations, to presents for young and old. The Winter Coats, boots, hats, mitts, and scarves are all readily available too.
Annual Christmas Giveaway–Saturday & Sunday, November 4 & 5, 2017
Summing It All Up
So all of these events are OPEN FROM 8 AM TO DUSK.
- FREE Clothes & More — May 21 & 22, 2017 and July 2, 2017 — 8 am to dusk
- Back To School Giveaway — August 26 & 27, 2017 — 8 am to dusk
- Annual Christmas Giveaway — November 4 & 5, 2017 — 8 am to dusk
So if you are in need of being EMPOWERED towards a HOPE and a FUTURE, and live within the Muskoka/Parry Sound region of Ontario, maybe we’ll see you out to one or more of these events in the coming year. For your convenience, you can download all these dates in our 2017 Free Stuff 4 Daily Needs brochure.
Volunteers Are Welcomed!
As these events can consist of over 60 truckloads at each, you can imagine the hours of preparation and set-up on the day of. So Volunteers are always welcome. Barry and I are outside at 5 am on these days to try and get everything set up in 3 hours when the event opens to the public.
We are able to sign the Volunteer Hours/Community Service Cards that high school students need to complete 40 hours of Community Service for their graduation diplomas.