Families that are struggling in the eastern North Carolina region can turn to clothing closets or low cost thrift stores for help. The sites distribute a number of goods to needy and less fortunate families and children. There are non-profit organizations in the entire region, including the counties of Pitt, Craven, Carteret, and Beaufort.
If a location is not near you, then referrals may be provided to more convenient sites. Many of the centers have information on, or are run by charities or churches, so they try to assistance as many people as possible. However, not everyone will qualify.
Hundreds of families shop at these thrift stores or clothing closets each month. They may receive coats, school supplies (such as backpacks), shoes, or work attire or uniforms. If your income is low enough, a clothing closet may provide you a voucher that can be used to shop at a thrift store in Pitt or Craven County.
Carolina Pregnancy Center
Main address is 1312 John Small Avenue
Washington, NC 27889
Telephone - (252) 946-8040
Services are available for Beaufort County and nearby regions. The non-profit offers confidential support and can help people find resources to acquire clothing, maternity items diapers, and more. Assistance includes referrals to non-profit community agencies, prenatal care, free maternity and baby clothing and other items.
Martha's Emergency Assistance
Location is 857 West Main Street
Belhaven, North Carolina 27810
Call (252) 943-2124
The center can offer disaster related supplies and clothing. Examples of the emergency assistance provided after a natural disaster or crisis (such as a fire) consists of clothing, household goods, furniture and more to eastern North Carolina families.
The Salvation Army - Beaufort County - Thrift Store
112-114 E. 7th St.
Washington, NC 27889
Sells gently used goods such as clothing, furniture, Christmas supplies and more. May also have food and Christmas assistance from the Angel Tree program.
Clothing Closet at the Religious Community Services
Mailing address - PO Box 704
New Bern, NC 28562
Dial (252) 633-2767 for information on resources.
A person from Craven, Carteret, or Jones County requesting clothing from the charity RCS must present a valid SSN, picture ID, provide their DOB and have other support. While resources are limited, free clothing assistance is available once every 3 months and can include outfits, shoes, coats, and uniforms. An emergency shelter is offered too.
Disaster programs including clothing and supplies
828 Alliance Main Street
Bayboro, North Carolina 28515
Assistance is offered across the entire region, including in Pamlico and Carteret County. This center may partner with other disaster relief organization in other counties and towns.
New Beginnings Outreach
Main address is 518 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Kinston, NC 28501
Call (252) 525-9512 for intake.
Outreach is available for individuals and families that are not in homeless shelters. Receive free clothes, appliances, and more, such as access to transitional housing.
New Vision Outreach Worship Center
Location 1500 West New Bern Road
Kinston, NC 28504
Clothing and more is passed out, such as medications. Students can receive school supplies. Children may receive additional holiday support and toys too.
St. Mark Church Ministries
1009 East Bright Street
Kinston, NC 28501
Call the clothing bank at (252) 523-0871
First Born Community Development Center Clothes Closet
912 Black-Jack-Grimesland Road
Grimesland, North Carolina 27837
Main telephone number is (252) 758-6147
A clothing closet is operated very limited hours by the First Born Community Development Center.
Armor of God Christian Church
Location of the center is 4051 South Memorial Drive
Winterville, North Carolina 28590
Call the center at (252) 353-9054
Basic needs and general clothing is provided.
God's Love of Pitt County
Mailing address P.O. Box 1973
Winterville, NC 28590
The location provides household items, furniture, and clothing to the needy, unemployed, and low income. You need to be referred by agencies such as Pitt or Craven County DSS.
Grifton Mission, Anointed Ones Church Of Deliverance International
Main address is 402 Queen Street
Grifton, North Carolina 28530
Call the center at (252) 746-2722
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