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"How (and Why) to Start a FreeStore in Your Town" with Julie DiRemigio and Dawn Wesley

  • Markim Hall, Davis Court 1595 Grand Avenue Saint Paul, MN, 55105 United States (map)

A FreeStore can be a great way to create a sharing economy and bring community together. Please bring a small item that you no longer want or need for the interactive part of this workshop. We will cover how to start a FreeStore and how to make it thrive.

Julie DiRemigio

Julie DiRemigio has been an active volunteer at the Media FreeStore since 2014 and a Transition Town Media (TTM) Steering Committee member since 2015. She presented at a Penn State University social justice fair, demonstrating how everyone benefits by embracing a gift economy. Julie leads fundraising efforts for TTM and organizes monthly volunteer meetings. Julie is a co-owner of P&J Estate Sales, a substitute teacher, and a math tutor.

Dawn Wesley

Dawn Wesley has been a member of Transition Town Media (TTM) since 2015 and is active on its Steering Committee. She serves as the Media FreeStore liaison, responds to email inquiries generated through the website, and has trained many new store volunteers. Dawn is actively engaged in grant writing for TTM and creating articles for Philadelphia-area publications in order to expand TTM's outreach. Dawn works full-time as a 401(k) Relationship Manager at Vanguard, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania.