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Omni Commons - Oakland - 4799 Shattuck Ave

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Omni Commons

4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, California 94609

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Volunteer community center operating a free store for all, including clothes, resources, and free fridge outside. Follow on Instagram @omnicommons for needs and updates. We are Bay Area collectives with a shared political vision of more equitable commoning of resources and meeting human needs over private interests or corporate profit.

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Item Notes Method Destination
Arts and Crafts Supplies & Materials Yarn, looms, jewelry making supplies and components, textile dyes, screen printing inks and supplies, macramé supplies, fabric for textile workshops, 3D printers and supplies, metal rods, dowels, wool roving, drum rims, sewing machine notions and supplies
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Clothing - Good Condition For Omni Commons Free Store
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Food for Donation Canned food, bottled water
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Jewelry - Non-working For jewelry upcycling workshops
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Personal Care & Beauty Products - New/Unused Rolls of toilet paper
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Single-use Personal Protective Equipment New/unused masks, hand sanitizer
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
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