Borough of Wilkinsburg Councilwoman, Ward One

Marita Garrett

View more pictures from the last Community Conversations here 

Thank you all for your generosity and making the first 2 pop-ups of Free Store Wilkinsburg a success. Over 500 residents and neighbors were able to obtain clothing and items they need!

At a time of change in Wilkinsburg, the Free Store hopes to make a meaningful contribution to the borough’s revitalization efforts while giving back to the community and building on the successful store model initiated in Braddock. 

Thank you to Next Pittsburgh for the lovely piece about the Free Store that you can view here

Huge thanks to retailers such as Toys 'R' Us, rue21, H&M, and local Wilkinsburg business, Lovett Sundries for their donations of new items!

For information about donations and next pop up, email

Photo cred: Timothy Cox

Shot at Senator John Heinz History Center

Many thanks to Pittsburgh Magazine and PUMP for selecting me into the 2015 class of 40 Under 40 Honorees!

I am truly humbled by this honor and in great company with my fellow 30 other honorees.

Honorees are chosen on the scope and basis of professional and personal accomplishments as well as their commitment to and overall impact on the Pittsburgh region. 

You read the article on Pittsburgh Magazine's site  here!