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First Baltimore Free Market of the Year in Hampden
January 16, 2013, 2:25 pm
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First Baltimore Free Market of the Year in Hampden

Start the new year right: give what you can and take what you need at the first Free Market of 2013!

Saturday, January 26
Roosevelt Recreation Center
1221 W. 36th Street
(click here for a map)

Accepting donations 10:00am – 11:30am
Giving away donations 12:00pm – 3:00pm

If you are also an awesome person, and would like to join Baltimore Free Store’s efforts in redistributing tons of items to the community for free, email

Important Message about Donations:
The Baltimore Free Store is not able to accept anything too large to be carried easily by one person.  For a complete list of items they accept, visit the Baltimore Free Store website. Thank you for your understanding. And remember – all donations are tax-deductible!

What is a Free Market?
For over 7 years, the main way BFS has redistributed donated & salvaged goods has been through 1-day events called Free Markets.  At these events, BFS accepts donations in the morning, then set them out on top of tables, in boxes, and hanging on clothing racks.  That afternoon, shoppers arrive to take what they need from the donated items, completely free of charge.  This method of redistribution enables us to interact with different parts of the city, different community groups, and partner with different organizations.  The events encourage recycling, redistribution, and community engagement.

Have an idea for a Free Market location?