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Donations from 11.30 in the designated area. Doors will open at 1pm so everyone gets a chance to see what's available as this is fairer for everyone. No earlybirds except if you are helping to setup.

Donations can be accepted on the day of the event and are not to be dropped at Neighbourhood House outside of this. If you can't be there on the day you can PM us and we can organise to accept donations. We can't take furniture and suggest you donate it to St Luke's Op Shop on Princes Drive or Vinnies.

For community safety reasons electrical items need to be tagged and tested so bring them early and leave them in the designated donation area.

We would ask that all children please be accompanied by an adult as we don't have the facilities for them to attend unsupervised.

Latrobe Valley Support Network and Morwell NH presents....

THE FREE STORE! goodness is back in Morwell. Come and check it out and find out what we have been up to.

Thanks to our hosts Morwell Neighbourhood House http://morwellnh.org.au/

Catch the route 21 to the Beattie Cres/Vary St stop* - From Mid Valley hourly from 11:20pm - From Commercial Road hourly from 12:07pm - Back to Mid Valley hourly from 1:23pm to 4:23pm - Back to Commercial hourly from 1:30pm to 4:30pm

*Sunday timetable, buses run later on weekdays and Saturdays.

Like our page. https://www.facebook.com/LatrobeValleyFreeStore

Morwell Neighbourhood House and Learning Centre - Morwellnhlc https://www.facebook.com/pages/Morwell-Neighbourhood-House-and-Learning-Centre-Morwellnhlc/138771056292117?fref=ts

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Gippsland Hard Rubbish https://www.facebook.com/groups/206759949505241/?fref=ts

Melbourne Free Store https://www.facebook.com/MelbourneFreeStore?fref=ts

Latrobe Valley Support Network https://www.facebook.com/pages/Latrobe-Valley-Support-Network/506714252793873?fref=ts

Disaster in The Valley www.disasterinthevalley.org/

A store which rejects payment is open. Come down and pick up a bargain like no other - totally free.

So what exactly is the Free Shop?

It's an idea, a meme, that materialises every so often, and at assorted other times at countless other locations around this planet. It started because people tired of supporting an economy that destroys our planet and mercilessly exploits its inhabitants simply decided to take a step towards a more humane culture of sharing.

So they had a look around at their belongings, found some that might find new loving hands to make use of them, and gave them away. The rest is history.

What is the Free Shop selling, if it doesn't accept money? It's giving away the experience of total strangers making a deal which is a win for both. The shop keeper gains a smile, another beautiful moment in time, and the shopper gets an item they want - without any commercial engagement 'justifying' the interaction between strangers.

As children we still instinctively know that this planet has more than enough for everyone, and we share from a loving heart. As adults, we exchange most of our daytime in a 'job' to make some 'money', which in turn allows us 'consume' exciting products that make our neighbours and friends jealous.

Using money for exchange needs to be learned, and it can also be unlearned. The collection of 'merchandise' in the Free Shop is eclectic, because you'll never know what will be there. In a regular store, if you take some of the merchandise, you'll be called a thief; in the Free Store you can be shop assistant and shopper simultaneously.

Is it barter? Not really. We give away things anyway, to our friends, family, charity and sometimes even to begging strangers. New stock for the Free Shop is always welcome, but it doesn't need to happen in a reciprocal manner. Tit for tat doesn't necessarily create win-win situation. It's completely okay just to shop - if everyone had more than enough, poverty or homelessness wouldn't exist.

What can you do for the Free Shop? Become a happy shopper, and tell your friends about this wonderful place where some people simply spread out an odd collection of books, cds, clothing, foods, jewellery, art and more and give it away for free. Maybe mention how gratifying it can feel to see someone else being happy about getting something for nothing.

Don't expect at the moment that all needs are catered for - it's mostly things we want rather than need. Things turn into 'new' things once they change hands - no matter how 'old' they might be from a commercial perspective. Feel free to drop off your unwanted but perfectly loveable excess, be it from your garden, bookshelf, media shelf or wardrobe.

If you like the Free Shop idea, say hello on Facebook, come down and visit.

48-50 Beattie Crescent, Morwell, Victoria, Australia · 1 group leader · 2 years ago
Free Store In Morwell Free Store In Morwell

A store which rejects payment is open. Come down and pick up a bargain like no other - totally free.

So what exactly is the Free Shop?

It's an idea, a meme, that materialises every so often, and at assorted other times at countless other locations around this planet. It started because people tired of supporting an economy that destroys our planet and mercilessly exploits its inhabitants simply decided to take a step towards a more humane culture of sharing.

So they had a look around at their belongings, found some that might find new loving hands to make use of them, and gave them away. The rest is history.

What is the Free Shop selling, if it doesn't accept money? It's giving away the experience of total strangers making a deal which is a win for both. The shop keeper gains a smile, another beautiful moment in time, and the shopper gets an item they want - without any commercial engagement 'justifying' the interaction between strangers.

As children we still instinctively know that this planet has more than enough for everyone, and we share from a loving heart. As adults, we exchange most of our daytime in a 'job' to make some 'money', which in turn allows us 'consume' exciting products that make our neighbours and friends jealous.

Using money for exchange needs to be learned, and it can also be unlearned. The collection of 'merchandise' in the Free Shop is eclectic, because you'll never know what will be there. In a regular store, if you take some of the merchandise, you'll be called a thief; in the Free Store you can be shop assistant and shopper simultaneously.

Is it barter? Not really. We give away things anyway, to our friends, family, charity and sometimes even to begging strangers. New stock for the Free Shop is always welcome, but it doesn't need to happen in a reciprocal manner. Tit for tat doesn't necessarily create win-win situation. It's completely okay just to shop - if everyone had more than enough, poverty or homelessness wouldn't exist.

What can you do for the Free Shop? Become a happy shopper, and tell your friends about this wonderful place where some people simply spread out an odd collection of books, cds, clothing, foods, jewellery, art and more and give it away for free. Maybe mention how gratifying it can feel to see someone else being happy about getting something for nothing.

Don't expect at the moment that all needs are catered for - it's mostly things we want rather than need. Things turn into 'new' things once they change hands - no matter how 'old' they might be from a commercial perspective. Feel free to drop off your unwanted but perfectly loveable excess, be it from your garden, bookshelf, media shelf or wardrobe.

If you like the Free Shop idea, say hello on Facebook, come down and visit

48-50 Beattie Crescent, Morwell, Victoria, Australia · 1 group leader · 2 years ago
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48-50 Beattie Crescent, Morwell, Victoria, Australia

A store which rejects payment is open. Come down and pick up a bargain like no other - totally free.

So what exactly is the Free Shop?

It's an idea, a meme, that materialises every so often, and at assorted other times at countless other locations around this planet. It started because people tired of supporting an economy that destroys our planet and mercilessly exploits its inhabitants simply decided to take a step towards a more humane culture of sharing.

So they had a look around at their belongings, found some that might find new loving hands to make use of them, and gave them away. The rest is history.

What is the Free Shop selling, if it doesn't accept money? It's giving away the experience of total strangers making a deal which is a win for both. The shop keeper gains a smile, another beautiful moment in time, and the shopper gets an item they want - without any commercial engagement 'justifying' the interaction between strangers.

As children we still instinctively know that this planet has more than enough for everyone, and we share from a loving heart. As adults, we exchange most of our daytime in a 'job' to make some 'money', which in turn allows us 'consume' exciting products that make our neighbours and friends jealous.

Using money for exchange needs to be learned, and it can also be unlearned. The collection of 'merchandise' in the Free Shop is eclectic, because you'll never know what will be there. In a regular store, if you take some of the merchandise, you'll be called a thief; in the Free Store you can be shop assistant and shopper simultaneously.

Is it barter? Not really. We give away things anyway, to our friends, family, charity and sometimes even to begging strangers. New stock for the Free Shop is always welcome, but it doesn't need to happen in a reciprocal manner. Tit for tat doesn't necessarily create win-win situation. It's completely okay just to shop - if everyone had more than enough, poverty or homelessness wouldn't exist.

What can you do for the Free Shop? Become a happy shopper, and tell your friends about this wonderful place where some people simply spread out an odd collection of books, cds, clothing, foods, jewellery, art and more and give it away for free. Maybe mention how gratifying it can feel to see someone else being happy about getting something for nothing.

Don't expect at the moment that all needs are catered for - it's mostly things we want rather than need. Things turn into 'new' things once they change hands - no matter how 'old' they might be from a commercial perspective. Feel free to drop off your unwanted but perfectly loveable excess, be it from your garden, bookshelf, media shelf or wardrobe.

If you like the Free Shop idea, say hello on Facebook, come down and visit