Helping People Meet Their Basic Needs 

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." Matthew 25:40

Twice Blessed, located at our Cleveland Campus at 6515 Bridge Avenue, is an outreach ministry of our church that provides clothing, household items, and toiletries free of charge to families in need.

Our congregation and community friends donate goods, sort donations, stock the store, assist shoppers, and share their gifts so others can meet Jesus Christ in the midst of their own stories.

We provide:

  • Shopping every Saturday for an average of 90 families from the Greater Cleveland area

  • Worship services every Saturday before shopping begins

  • “Special events,” including Family Nights and Bible Studies throughout the year

There are five ways to get involved:

  1. Pray: Add TBFS and our families to your prayer list. Worship at TBFS is at 9:30 a.m. every Saturday; communion is offered on the second Saturday of every month.

  2. Donate: Our families need good used and new clothing, toys, toiletries, and housewares. Due to space concerns, please hold out-of-season clothes for future donation. Please click here to view standard donations. Regular Donation times are as follows:

    • TBFS/Nehemiah Mission - Mondays and Saturdays from 10am to 1pm

    • Rocky River United Methodist Church – Weekdays from 9am to 4pm and Sunday mornings

  3. Support: Your Sunday financial offerings support the basics, and specific donations to TBFS help us grow into new ministries.

  4. Promote: Distribute posters, follow us on Facebook, hand out cards to people in need, and talk about us with your friends and neighbors.

  5. Volunteer: Saturdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm. From check-in to check-out, our volunteers offer helping hands to shoppers. Please contact Craig at ccowles@rrumc.org or (216) 961-6968 ext 17 to sign up on Saturdays. Mondays from 10:00am to 1:00pm to help sort donated items and re-stock the shelves.

Contact the Free Store

For any questions that you may have about Twice Blessed Free Store, please contact Craig Cowles, TBFS Manager, by emailing ccowles@rrumc.org or calling at (216) 961-6968 ext 17. Or contact the Rocky River United Methodist Church Office by emailing office@rrumc.org or call at 440.331.7676.

Service and Shopping Hours

Worship Service:
Saturdays: 9:30am – 10:00am

Shopping Hours:
Saturdays: 10:00am — 12:45pm 

Twice Blessed Free Store Shopping Guide


Twice Blessed Free Store 2019 Calendar

  • January: Open All Saturdays & Mondays

  • February: Open All Saturdays & Mondays

  • March: Closed Saturday the 30th (5th Saturday). Open all other Saturdays & Mondays.

  • April: Closed Monday the 1st (corresponding Monday after 5th Sat). Closed Saturday the 20th through the 22nd (Easter weekend). Open all other Saturdays & Mondays.

  • May: Closed Saturday the 25th through the 27th (Memorial Day Weekend). Open all other Saturdays & Mondays

  • June: Closed Saturday the 29th (5th Saturday). Open all other Saturdays & Mondays.

  • July: Closed Monday the 1st (corresponding Monday after 5th Sat). Closed Saturday the 27th through the 29th (Reducing Summer Dates). Open all other Saturdays & Mondays.

  • August: Closed Saturday the 24th through the 31st (Reducing Summer Dates, 5th Saturday, & Labor Day Weekend)

  • September: Closed Monday the 1st (corresponding Monday after 5th Sat). Open all other Saturdays & Mondays.

  • October: Open All Saturdays & Mondays

  • November: Closed Saturday the 30th (Thanksgiving & 5th Saturday).

  • December: Closed Monday the 2nd (corresponding Monday after 5th Sat). Closed Saturday the 28th through rest of year (Christmas/New Years). Reopen on Jan 4th.