2018 Muskoka FREE Events
Your one stop location for discovering the necessary information about the FREE events for the upcoming 2018 season is located right here.
For over 11 years, Free Stuff 4 Daily Needs has been hosting four FREE “open to all” events strategically planned throughout the year. These events cover every season of the year, so whether you need items for:
you will find thousands of items for FREE.
Different from the regular private individual appointments routinely available 6 days a week, these are hugely anticipated community events.
In addition to the free shopping, these have become the biggest socializing events of the season. Friends, families and neighbors, laugh, converse, and catch up, all while shopping. The laughter abounds throughout the entire yard.
Free Stuff 4 Daily Needs is enabled to assist several hundred families all in one day and one location.
This is accomplished through 4 major outside events 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, allowing many times, more than 1,500 people to be in attendance over a weekend like this.
FREE Clothes & More
Two such weekends are available for this Free Clothing And More event. One is in the Spring, and the other is at the beginning of Summer. On both of these weekends, the Saturday is an actual fundraiser Yard Sale, however, the 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 will discover FREE finds of all kinds. From clothes and shoes for the kids, to jackets and more for yourself, along with an assortment of ordinary household and seasonal items too. When available there are TV’s, couches, beds, and even appliances.
FREE Clothes & More — Sunday & Monday, May 20/21, 2018
Encore of FREE Clothes & More
With summer vacation comes the expense 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.
Ceiling fans, as beautiful as this, are generally not available. However, a variety of other table fans can be found which will help you beat the summer heat.
Encore FREE Clothes & More — Sunday, July 1, 2018
Back To School Giveaway
As summer begins to wind down in August and Back to School shopping comes to mind, we host our 3rd FREE outdoor, open to all, event.
At this event you will find:
- lunch bags,
- school supplies for elementary and 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 25 & 26, 2018
Annual Christmas Giveaway
Now in its twelfth year, this event is eagerly anticipated by hundreds of families. It is held on the first weekend of November every year. This is to both:
- beat the inevitable winter weather,
- and people are beginning to think about Christmas gifts.
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.
Read this article on how this has become a Christmas Tradition in our region.
Annual Christmas Giveaway–Saturday & Sunday, November 3 & 4, 2018
Summing It All Up
All of these events are OPEN FROM 8 AM TO DUSK.
- FREE Clothes & More — May 20 & 21, 2018 and July 1, 2018 — 8 am to dusk
- Back To School Giveaway — August 25 & 26, 2018 — 8 am to dusk
- Annual Christmas Giveaway — November 3 & 4, 2018 — 8 am to dusk
Come, participate, and be EMPOWERED towards a HOPE and a FUTURE. Open to anyone within driving distance of the Muskoka/Parry Sound region of Ontario. We’d love to see you out to one or more these events.
For your convenience, you can download all these dates in our 2018 Free Stuff 4 Daily Needs brochure.
Volunteers Are Welcome!
Each of these events consist of over 60 truckloads if items. Several hours of preparation are required continually to get ready, however, set-up on the day of the event is no exception.
Volunteers are always welcome.
In order to get everything set up, Barry and I are outside by 5 am. We have to move quickly as everything is required to be set up within 3 hours. There is no natural light to work by, so Barry sets up spotlights for us to work under.
Members of the public arrive at 8 am to begin shopping.
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.