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Report on re-opening of Birmingham Free Store and current mutual aid programs.
Following the flooding of its original location in June of last year, and a long struggle to find a new building willing to host such a radical project, the Birmingham Free Store is finally reopening for curbside pickup during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Free Store will be offering a rotating selection of hygiene, childcare, menstrual care, and reproductive justice products for pickup, with no qualifications and no questions asked. Pickup times are from 11am-4pm every Thursday and Sunday at their new location at 2030 Bessemer Rd, and Birmingham residents can schedule their visit using this form to ensure the maximum possible isolation and safety. This isn’t an application form – no one will be turned away. Each pickup will also include leftist reading materials.
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Hey Free Store family! We have a big announcement! 🔥 Today we are going live with our emergency aid program. While we can't open our doors just yet because of the virus, we are in the meantime offering curbside pickup for a list of essential items. You can get paper towels, soap, hand sanitizer, condoms, plan b, and more all completely for Free. We have a Google form you can fill out to let us know what you need and when you can pick it up. It's not an application, no one will be turned away. It's just a way for us to keep track of orders and schedule pickups💛 The menu of items will be ever-changing, so check back here or on the form to see what we are offering. And feel free to apply as many times as you would like 😀 Pickup days are Thursday and Sunday from 11:00-4:00 at our new location: 2030 Bessemer Road. 💝 If you need help with the form, or have any other questions, you can message us on here or call us at (423) 987-6410 ✨ Were so excited to get this program rolling. we've been working hard to get these items and we can't wait to get them to you! 🧚 Keep your ear to the ground for updates and volunteer opportunities. We love y'all, and we love the support. Here's to a totally Free world 🌻 link to the application form is in the bio FREE MINDS FREE PEOPLE FREE STORE #FreeStore #mutualaid #solidarity #communitynotcharity #bhamfreestore #anarchyinalabama #anarchy #rolltide #wareagle #emergencyrelief #emergencyaid #afreeworldispossible #freecity
The Birmingham Free Store will reopen regular operations as soon as it’s safe to do so. The site will include a community garden and seed library to promote local food sovereignty, in addition to its normal stock of clothing, books, reproductive justice products, and anything else the community donates – all managed by volunteers committed to building a freer Birmingham.
In addition, the Free Store is one of many local groups collaborating with Birmingham Mutual Aid to build a strong network of solidarity and dual power across the Magic City.