Non-profit centers, clothing closets and charities in Suffolk and Nassau County New York distribute a number of items to local families. Some people, based on factors including their income, may receive free clothing, school supplies, Christmas assistance and more. Other clients may need to buy the items, for a reasonable price, at local thrift stores. Whether you need to buy goods, or can receive them for free from a center, either way families on Long Island New York have a number of options available to them.
Many clothing closets and distribution centers are open limited hours and also rely on donations from people in the community. So the exact household goods and other items available at each center will vary. Some of what is in highest demand include assistance around Christmas, work and school clothing, winter coats, and small housewares. Call a non-profit, church, or location near you to learn about what exactly is available.
Patchogue-Medford Youth And Community Services, Inc.
390 Bay Avenue
Patchogue, New York, 11722
This center only serves families in the school district. Provides clothing and maybe even food throughout the school year. Some help for acquired school supplies and backpacks may be offered.
St. Brigid's Parish
75 Post Avenue
Westbury, New York 11590
Phone number - (516)334-0021
Provides gently used clothing and household items from donations.
Community Action Of Southold Town, Inc.
Main address - 311 Front St.
Greenport, NY 11944
Various social services and aid is offered. Staff can help people apply for housing vouchers, such as section 8, SNAP food stamps, or energy assistance from HEAP. The location also collects and distributes new and used clothing to walk-in individuals.
Cornerstone Church of God in Christ runs a clothing closet
52 Baldwin Lane
Medford, New York 11763
Phone - (631)732-3816
Mattituck Presbyterian Church - Good News Thrift Shop
12605 Main Road
Mattituck, NY 11952
Sells gently used, donated clothing to the general public and may occasionally have items such as furniture.
Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services, Inc.
950 South Oyster Bay Road
Hicksville, NY 11801
The center offers donated items such as clothing, furniture, books and other goods for sale to the general public on Long Island.
All Saints Episcopal Church/Great Neck
855 Middle Neck Road
Great Neck, NY 11024
Runs a thrift shop.
Central Islip Civic Council, Inc.
Main address: 68 Wheeler Road
Central Islip, New York 11722
Sells shoes, clothing, housewares, books, toys, and more.
Goodwill Industries of Nassau and Suffolk
The non-profit runs thrift stores that sell new and gently used goods, including toys, clothing, accessories, shoes, and household items. Financial donations and vouchers may be offered as well, and these would be for seniors, persons with disabilities and other barriers to employment, immigrants, ex-offenders and youth.
2736 Merrick Road, Bellmore, call (516)409-5951
1500 Middle Country Road, Centereach phone number is (631)698-0860,
1900 Jericho Turnpike, East Northport (631)462-4219
479 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY call (631)207-0623
Westbury Neighborhood Association, Inc.
Distributes children’s toys, clothing, and more. The center also operates a food pantry and Lends Medical Equipment to the needy. The non-profit serves Westbury, New Cassel, and Carle Place. The main office is at 334 Winthrop Street, Westbury, NY 11590, call (516)333-0207
The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist
33 Railroad Avenue
Center Moriches, NY 11934
Helping Hands Rescue Mission
Huntington Station, NY 11746
This non-profit agency operates a clothes closet providing household items and clothing at no cost. The agency also partners with various churches and regional organizations to provide mittens, coats, sweaters, hats, scarves, gloves, school supplies, socks and blankets to adults and children in need. Christmas assistance, including meals, may be offered too.
Never Alone, Never Afraid Inc.
Provides clothing, toys for the holidays, food and even short term housing for families with children.
14 Herkimer Street
Mastic, New York 11950
Dress For Success Brookhaven
Provides free work-related clothing to low income and unemployed women seeking employment. Applicants need to have a referral. The center also works with organizations including job training centers, domestic violence agencies, and incarcerated women programs. Each client receives individual attention. In addition, a Professional Women's Group (PWG) is available for women who have completed the program and are working in the Nassau County region. Telephone - (631)451-9127
God's Provision, Inc.
Location of the office is 165 Arlington St.
Patchogue, NY 11772
Operates in Suffolk County, and offers food, clothing, and other items to needy individuals.
The Salvation Army in Long Island and Greater New York. Call (212)337-7200.
The non-profit provides a wide range of services in Long Island. The agency can help the needy including offering emergency financial assistance, disaster services, pastoral counseling, substance abuse rehabilitation, child care, senior centers, and holiday assistance. A thrift store and clothing closet also offer work clothes, school supplies, and programs such as Angel Tree.
Word of Life Ministries/Freeport
131 Guy Lombardo Avenue
Freeport, NY 11520
St. Sylvester Roman Catholic Church
68 Ohio Avenue
Medford, New York 11763
The center provides various cultural and educational programs, as well as operates a thrift shop and food pantry.
St. John's Episcopal Church
12 Prospect Street
Huntington, NY 11743
25-6 Frowein Road
Center Moriches, New York 11934
Call (631) 874-4180
Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The government organization provides emergency shelter and non-residential services. In addition to clothing and household goods, the center provides employment services, advocacy, counseling, legal assistance, volunteer programs and education/training to victims of domestic violence. Call (631)666-7181
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