Residents of the greater Philadelphia metro area can stop by a clothing closet or thrift store. The centers will provide those who qualify with free items. Or if you are not eligible to receive an item at a reduced price or for free, then the general public can usually purchase gently used clothing and more from a thrift store.
There are locations around the entire region, including the counties of Bucks, Philadelphia and Montgomery. Every year thousands of children, seniors, and low income families benefit from the resources made available. Note that the centers rely heavily on contributions so items are limited. Also please do donate if you can.
Some of what may be provided by a clothing closet includes winter coats, professional work attire, shoes, uniforms, and school clothes. Some locations will also distribute gifts and toys around Christmas. Other clothing closets may also be able to refer clients to voucher programs, employment agencies, or other local non-profits.
Career Wardrobe and Skills
Street address: 21 S 12th St Suite 110,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107
Phone: (215) 568-6693
Programs are offered for women. The non-profit will assist unemployed or underemployed women in their transition to work by providing free professional attire, career skills training, and networking. The agency can help clients find a new or better job, earn a livable wage, and create a long term career path.
Cradles to Crayons
30 Clipper Road
West Conshohocken, PA, 19428
Focuses on meeting the needs of children from low income families. Books, school clothing, and other items are distributed.
Fairy Godmothers, Inc.
Hatboro, PA, 19040
It provides high school students with gowns, shoes, make up, jewelry and other items for The Prom Fair.
Friends Neighborhood Guild, Inc.
Address: 701 N 8th St 8th and Fairmount
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
(215) 923-1544 Ext: 100
May provide free baby diapers and household goods.
Grands As Parent's (G.A.P.'s) Clothes Closet
2121 N. Gratz Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19121
Call (877) 236-5848 for hours
Jewish Relief Agency
Location of non-profit 10980 Dutton Rd
Philadelphia, PA, 19154
Clothing closet address: 152 W. Lehigh Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19133
Phone number is (215) 425-7800
822 Veterans Way
Warminster, Pennsylvania, 18974
The agency may have clothing and personal care items for low income families. What also may be provided includes new gifts of clothes, linens and personal care items.
Philadelphia Black Women's Health Alliance
3801 Market Street Suite 202
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104
Phone number is (215) 382-3292
The alliance offers a wide range of assistance to parenting and pregnant women. PBWHP provides items and services including referrals for formula, free diapers, housing, baby clothes, etc.
Pregnancy Resource Clinic of North Penn
Primary location is 49 N. Richardson Avenue
Lansdale, PA, 19446
Main phone number: (215) 855-2424
The clinic may have maternity clothing for all stages of pregnancy. In addition, get baby equipment, cribs, diapers, baby clothing up to 12 month and some supplies, including formula. There are many other places to turn to for stuff as well. Find free baby items.
Rescue Relief For Senior Citizens
2671 E. Cumberland St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19125
Information and referrals are offered. May even be able to help seniors by advising them on expenses, bills, rent, and other needs.
Salvation Army, Greater Philadelphia
Several centers operate in the region. Thrift stores and a clothing closet are at most locations. Other resources include free Christmas assistance, gifts for children, and possibly emergency financial help for paying bills such as rent or heating. Employment services may be offered too.
6376 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19144, (215) 848-7690
3225 Reed St, Philadelphia, PA, 19146, (215) 465-0300
4344 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19124, (215) 288-3596
3150 N Mascher St, Philadelphia, PA, 19133, (215) 423-9300
1340 Brown St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19123, (215) 717-1169
Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Philadelphia
901 East Luzerne St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19124
Stitches of Love - Community Outreach Program
Main address: 9141 South Primrose Circle
Breinigsville, PA, 18031
Telephone - (610) 780-0247
United Communities Southeast Philadelphia
Address: 2029 S. 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19148
An assistance program offers free gently used clothing item including footwear and winter coats to community residents.
Methodist Neighborhood Services
804 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19130
Wings for Success
Address: 490 Lancaster Avenue The Frazer Shopping Center, Frazer, PA, 19355
Offers job appropriate clothing, confidence-building workshops, and general wardrobe guidance.
Working Wardrobe for Men
5000 Oxford Avenue (Frankford High School)
Philadelphia, PA, 19124
Call (215) 464-3955
School-Based Program & Teen Parent Education Project (TPEP)
204 N W St Suite 101
Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 18901
The resources try to make it possible for clients to continue their education even if they are pregnant or parenting. TPEP can provide assistance including food, help with your medical needs, free clothing and even baby diapers and formula.
Keystone Opportunity Center
Locations is 201 Main St.
Souderton, PA, 18964
Call (215) 723-8750
A Baby's Breath Thrift store
2118 W. Main Street
Jeffersonville, Pennsylvania, 19403
Call (610) 630-9630
Or stop by the center at 827 W. Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010. Phone (610) 520-2227 or 78 Second Avenue in Collegeville.
Adventist Community Service Center
3253 W Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA, 19403
Phone: (610) 489-6671
As resources allow, will try to help the needy. Free clothing, meals, holiday programs, and referrals.
Colonial Neighborhood Council
107 East Fourth Avenue
Conshohocken, PA, 19428
Runs a thrift store. Sells gently used goods to the general public, including coats, boots, school supplies, and other items.
Open Door Ministry Thrift Store
350 Main Street
Royersford, Pennsylvania, 19468
The thrift store has household items, games, toys, baby items, limited food items, and furniture available for low cost purchase.
Clothing Bank of Open Door Ministry
350 Main Street
Royersford, PA, 19468
The clothing available in the Wardrobe are nicer items including new clothes with tags still on, brand-name clothing, formula, work attire, or other unique clothing items.
Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities/Cluster Outreach Center
Location of clothing closet: 57 N Franklin St.
Pottstown, PA, 19464
The locations offers a school program that provides sneakers, new clothing, book bags, and school supplies to children. Christmas toy and gift program provide toys, gifts, and even certificates to lower income children and families.
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