Brightmoor One Stop Shop
For more than 10 years, on the first Saturday of December, hundreds of families living in Detroit’s Brightmoor neighborhood attend the Brightmoor Aldersgate One-Stop Shop.
Each family works with a volunteer who serves as a personal shopper to help adults find just the right items for their family’s needs, while their children enjoy fun activities in another part of the church.
On Saturday, December 3, 290 shoppers came to the One-Stop Shop to select free clothing, toys, and appliances, to enjoy some delightful music and a delicious hot lunch, and to take home a bag of groceries. 1,230 members of the shopper’s households benefitted from what the shoppers received. In all, 575 bags of clothing, 1008 toys, 273 appliances, and 250 bags of groceries were distributed and 625 hot lunches were served.
One-Stop Shop is sponsored by the University of Michigan Detroit Partnership, the United Methodist Union and the Brightmoor campus of Redford Aldersgate United Methodist Church. More than 100 volunteers helped to sort merchandise, set up the shop, and assisted shoppers.
How you can help
The Brightmoor Free Store is open every Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
If you want to help with sorting donations or assisting on Saturdays, please contact 313-693-4614.
If you want to donate items for the Free Store, here is a list of the items Brightmoor Free Store is collecting. New or clean, gently used clothing, appliances, and toys are welcome.
- Children’s clothing, especially coats, boots, socks, scarves, and hats
- Small household appliances
- Children’s toys
- Non-perishable food (boxes and cans)
Donations can be dropped off at the Brightmoor Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Call 313-693-4614 to arrange a time for drop off.
Brightmore Aldersgate United Methodist Church 12065 West Outer Drive (map) Detroit, MI 48223