Families that are struggling, looking for jobs, or who meet low income guidelines can get free new or gently used clothes from clothing closets. Non-profit centers and organizations in Henrico County Virginia and surrounding towns offer a number of assistance programs to the needy.
Examples of what can be provided to the needy include work clothes, school items, and holiday items such as toys and gifts for children. Many of the distribution centers operate limited hours, so it is recommended to call in advance. The availability of goods also depends heavily on donations, so this can also limit the the types and amount of clothing that is disbursed. Some of the centers may also offer referrals to social services, government aid, and other support.
Dress for Success of Central Virginia
PO Box 38190
Henrico, Virginia 23231
Telephone number is (804)502-3229
Women who are seeking a job can benefit from this non-profit. The Henrico County Dress for Success program provides free professional attire and clothing to job ready women. They can also sign up for other resources such as career counseling and resume review. Clothing may be offered for an interview or when someone starts a new full time job.
Eastern Henrico FISH Inc.
P.O. Box 38212
Henrico, VA 23231
Telephone number is (804)257-7730
The non-profit administers several short term assistance programs. It can include emergency clothing or food. Clients requesting financial assistance for bills will need to document extreme financial need. The Clothes closet is available to all residents of Henrico County Virginia. Coats, school clothing, and other goods may be offered.
The Salvation Army of Central Virginia and Richmond
2 W. Grace St.
Richmond, VA 23241
Call (804)225-7470 for intake
The center has a thrift store on site. Income qualified residents can receive a voucher that they can use to purchase clothing from the Salvation Army Thrift Store. In order to qualify the applicant needs to have a referral from a social worker or professional from another government agency. Appointments are necessary for any assistance, including clothing. Other services include free toys and gifts for children during Christmas from the Angel Tree program. School supplies may be available during the fall.
YMCA of Greater Richmond
2 W. Franklin St.
Richmond, VA 23220
Capital Diaper Bank
1704 W. Laburnum Avenue
Richmond, VA 23227
Call (804)359-8821 for information
This location will ensure that families who are living in poverty have an affordable and adequate supply of free diapers for their infants and toddlers. Also look into formula, cribs, and other baby supplies.
Pregnancy Resource Center of Metro Richmond
Address is 1510 Willow Lawn Dr., Ste. 200
Richmond, Virginia 23230
May have assistance including maternity and baby clothes. Other resources offered include pregnancy counseling and limited medical services. Last but not least get baby furniture for eligible clients, formula, and emergency diapers may be available.
Prom Bring It, PBI
Main address is 8602 Staples Mills Rd.
Henrico, VA 23228
Our Lady of Lourdes Human Concerns Ministry
8200 Woodman Rd.
Richmond, VA 23228
Telephone number is (804)262-7315
Discounted, and sometimes free clothing, may be available for people in need of assistance. A small charge may be in effect for items.
The Giving Heart
Location is 11527 Primrose Lane
Rockville, VA 23146
CARITAS Furniture Bank
P.O. Box 25790
Richmond, VA 23260
This non-profit works with dozens of agencies in Henrico County and the Petersburg region. They also involve social service agencies to provide clothing and/or basic household items to qualified families and individuals. These non-profit agencies will also prequalify and refer individuals and families in need of basic household items to the furniture bank. Some of the lower income clients include individuals and families who have been homeless, women escaping domestic violence, senior citizens on a limited income, youth and adults recovering from substance abuse, people with mental and physical disabilities, refugee families, the working poor, and victims of natural disasters.
Crisis Assistance Response Emergency Shelter - CARES Service Center
120 E. Washington St.
Petersburg, VA 23803
Telephone number is (804)861-0849
A focus is on the homeless. Assistance includes USDA and CARES food boxes, household items, gently used clothing, furniture, and referrals. Residents returning to permanent housing may obtain these goods to help them get settled.
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