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Common Ground Free Store

A special ministry whose dream began and was carried to fruition through the efforts of many William Street members, the Free Store was, and has always been, dedicated to reaching out to our neighbors and making a difference! Many Delaware religious and community entities joined forces and helped make the dream a reality. Common Ground Free Store Ministries is a partnership between Delaware churches, businesses, civic organizations and caring citizens who believe that God's mercy doesn't come with a price tag. It is a warm and welcoming store run by volunteers where everything is available to everyone free of charge—from clothing, shoes diapers and linens, to small appliances, books and toys. There are no income requirements, no questions and no scrutiny—only the support of people who care. Everyone is on common ground.

Common Ground Free Store Ministries welcomes all to join in this important outreach.

William Street has committed to providing volunteers on the third Saturday of each month.

On the odd months of the year, our goal is:
  • To provide 6 volunteers to serve from 1-3:00pm. 
  • Our task during those hours is to clean and re-stock the store, making it look welcoming and inviting for shoppers! It is such a blessing to get to work side by side with members of our William St. family and it makes a HUGE difference in the lives of our neighbors! There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex.
On the even months, we are committed​ to:​​
  • Providing 6 people for the store hours, 10-1 (Please arrive at 9​:30 to allow time to receive your job and any training you may need.) Jobs that are available during these hours are: greeter, check-in, hospitality (serving food and drinks), gatekeeper, check-out and sorter (receiving and sorting donations).