KW’s Community Commitment Day: RED DAY, MAY 10 11 am to 7 pm

RED Day (Renew, Energize and Donate) is an initiative dedicated to celebrating Keller
Williams Realty’s year-round commitment to improving our local communities. KELLER
WILLIAMS® Greater Des Moines will be partnering with the FreeStore to collect furniture
on May 10, 2012 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

The FreeStore provides household items and furniture free of charge to women when they
leave the Children & Families of Iowa’s Domestic Violence Services as well as needy
families through social service agencies.

On May 10, we encourage you to drop a household or furniture item off at Keller Williams /
Flooring America at 10200 Hickman Rd. in Clive. We are just West of the 100th and Hickman intersection, next door to the Woodsmith Store.

Items needed:

Any household items that will help a family to “start over” in a new apartment: bed frames, mattresses, dressers, living room furniture and kitchen items are the first concerns of most clients. Often these women are sleeping on the floor in their apartments because they have no beds.

Do you take baby furniture (cribs, beds, highchairs and playpens)?

Yes, but no clothing.

Can you pick up my furniture donation?

Keller Williams Greater Des Moines can pick up your item on May 10, 2012 between 11 am and 7 pm. You’ll need to fill out our pick up form.

Do you take large kitchen appliances?

No, but the Baptist Mission (279-2250) does. They are located at 101 7th Street in West Des Moines.

Do you accept small appliances?

Yes, but only if they are in good working order. We take microwaves, blenders, mixers, coffee pots, irons, toasters, toaster ovens, even countertop electric grills. TVs are always in need.

Do you take dishes, cookware and flatware?

Yes! They are great, as these items always go quickly.

Do you take bedding, linens, and towels?

Yes! Sheets, blankets and pillows are always in short supply.

Do you take clothing?

No, we simply do not have the warehouse space to maintain a useful supply. You may call Children & Families of Iowa’s Domestic Violence Services at 515-243-6147 to see if they have seasonal clothing needs.

Can you take items that are good, but just need minor repairs?

No, we have no way to repair things, and we don’t pass along problem items to women who already have plenty of other problems to deal with.

Do you take cash?

Yes. Though all our labor is volunteer and most of our items are donated, things like flatware, pillows and blankets are not always available. We use the donations to purchase such items. Please give your cash donation to your Realtor®.

Do you give receipts for donations?

Yes. The FreeStore is a 501(c)3 organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please give your check or cash donation to your Realtor® and a receipt will be provided.

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