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Halloween Costume Making & Jack-o-Lantern Jars Workshop


We’ll be testing out our new Artisan Work Lab makerspace by having a pre-opening event for creating your own halloween costumes from materials from our free store excess inventory. We’ll also be hosting a free workshop on creating your own jack-o-lanterns from empty glass jars. We’ll have some jars here for you to use or you can bring any empty glass jars that you’ve been collecting at home! We’ll also have free candy for the kids.

The workshops will be from 1pm - 4pm in the Artisan Work Lab.

If you would like to attend, please sign up by sending email to

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Whittier Free Store is Open


The Whittier Free Store will be open from 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Become a member of the Whittier Free Store; membership is free and only involves a brief orientation to learn how we do things.

The Whittier Free Store is located at 12907 Hadley Street (at Comstock), Whittier, CA 90601 in Uptown Whittier. 

Since the free store is located upstairs, we apologize that it is not accessible for individuals with certain disabilities. However, if you send email to in advance, we may be able to work with you to make other accommodations.

Donations are welcome! You may bring up to 1 or 2 bags or boxes of items - whatever you are able to safely carry by yourself up the stairs in one trip. We accept clothing, household items, cookware, toys, small appliances, and other items that can fit in our small shop. We cannot accept furniture or bulky items at this time (yes, even if you can carry it by yourself in one trip!).

Everyone (with free membership) is welcome to shop the free store at no cost and may choose 2 items. Donating is not required in order to shop. If you bring in a donation, you may choose an extra item to receive. Supporting Members may also choose an additional item and can shop from the Supporting Members section. There is also an Unlimited Items area where everyone can choose to receive without limit.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Whittier Free Store Volunteer Staff - requires commitment to show up when scheduled, 12:30pm - 5:30pm shift on the 1st, 2nd, and/OR 3rd Sundays. These positions involve check-in, check-out, inventory processing.

  • General Volunteers - flexible schedule, as needed. Sign up for specific tasks: sweeping; bathroom cleaning; trash; courtyard cleaning (sweeping/raking); untangling hangers; designing store displays; ceiling tiles; handyman/woman tasks; sort and identify items from inventory for WFS, overstock donations, or Artisan Work Lab; helping to clean out and organize rooms (Artisan Work Lab and Tool Library rooms); and other tasks.

To sign up, send email to

Earlier Event: October 14
Work Day: Inventory
Later Event: October 28
Volunteer Day Off