Polk County free clothing closets.

Find where to get free clothes in Polk County Florida. A number of non-profits and churches help the less fortunate and offer assistance from clothing closets. There are also several thrift stores in the area, and these will sell gently used goods to the general public.

The locations are open limited hours and what is sold or passed out will vary by site and time of the year. For example, some of the centers will distribute items such as shoes or school supplies during the back to school season. Others will have toys and gifts for Polk County children during Christmas. However most of the clothing closets will be able to meet basic needs of the low income and poor. Those residents with the lowest income may qualify for a voucher for free goods.

Call a center near you for more details and information on a center near you. Or if a location is not near you, they may have referrals to other nearby thrift stores or clothing banks in the region.

First Baptist Church at the Mall
Location is 1010 East Memorial Boulevard
Lakeland, FL 33801
Main phone number is (863) 682-0163

Women's Resource Center
Address: 165 Avenue A NW
Winter Haven, Florida 33881
Telephone number is (863) 294-5318
Call the center for hours on operation. The site runs a thrift store that may have new or gently used furniture, school supplies, work uniforms, and other clothing items. Vouchers may be passed out to the lowest income and poor in the community. On the other hand, the thrift store is open to all Polk County residents.

Catholic Charities
1801 E Memorial Blvd
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Telephone number is (863) 686-7153
A leading social service agency in both Polk County and nationwide. Some of the goods passed out or sold (at reduced rates) can include diapers, clothing, baby formula, and more. Seasonal assistance includes school supplies and Christmas assistance for the poor and less fortunate. While much more limited, financial aid may be available on site for needs such as housing or energy costs.

 

 

 

Winter Haven area Catholic Charities organization
Main location is 532 Ave M NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Telephone number - (863) 299-7983

Church Service Center
290 East Church Street
Bartow, FL 33830
Main phone number is (863) 533-5822
The low income, homeless, and other can get support. Blankets, basic clothing, meals, and related support is offered.

Goodwill Industries-Suncoast thrift store
5411 S Florida Ave
Lakeland, Florida 33813
Main number is (863) 646-4301
Another site is in Winter Haven. The main address is 600 6th St N.W., Winter Haven, FL 33880. Call (863) 299-1486.
Both of these non-profit organizations may have new or secondhand furniture, toys and other material goods, household appliances, clothing, and more. All goods are sold at lower than retail prices. Money raised is used to pay for financial assistance programs and to support other services to the Polk County community.

Help of Fort Meade
Main address is 121 West Broadway
Fort Meade, FL 33841
(863) 285-6600
They run the Community Aid & Emergency Services. It helps income qualified families with food, clothing, and furniture needs. Those seeking a job or on an interview may get professional clothing too.

Talbot House Ministries of Lakeland-Kentucky Ave
814 North Kentucky Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33801
Call (863) 687-8475

 

 

 

 

Polk County Social Services
2135 Marshall Edwards Drive
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-5387
Mostly offers referrals and information on local clothing closets, government programs, and charities.

Lighthouse Ministries, Inc.
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 687-4076
They are a religious affiliate and charity organization that provides clothing, free food, emergency shelter, on site job training, education, counseling, case management, and referrals. Vouchers may be used in some cases. Many basic needs are met in Polk County.

Talbot House Ministries of Lakeland
Address is 814 N. Kentucky Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33801
Main phone number is (863) 687-8475

Lake Wales Care Center
140 E. Park Ave.
Lake Wales, Florida 33853
Main telephone number is (863) 676-6678
Another location is at 201 North Scenic Hwy, Lake Wales, FL 33853, call (863) 678-0245.
Both centers offer numerous programs. They include clothing, household goods, food, and even free medical equipment for use. Additional programs provide furniture for low income families and individuals during a temporary crisis.

Mulberry Community Service Center
Location is 301 NE 5th Street
Mulberry, Florida 33860
Call (863) 425-1523

Women's Care Center
490 East Boulevard Street
Bartow, FL 33830
Main phone number - (863) 534-3844

St. Martin De Porres Ministry - Ex-Offender Services
611 North Gulf Dr.. #D16
Bradenton Beach, Florida 34217
Call (941) 778-3858
This will only assist people who have been incarcerated in a correctional facility. It will help them make the transition to community life. The center also provides ex-offenders with assistance for rent, food, and utility bills. In addition, the center will provide free clothing to inmates while in prison.

 

 

 

Central Baptist Community Ministries - Emergency Services
Location is 815 S Central Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815
(863) 802-4673

Salvation Army - Haines City
706 Jones Avenue
Haines City, Florida
Call (863) 299-5107
Numerous emergency assistance programs and basic needs can be met. The organization will provide emergency clothing, prescriptions, vouchers for school items, mental health counseling and many other unmet needs. A major focus is on offering Christmas assistance in Polk County, which includes toys, gifts, and more. A thrift store is also available.

 

 

 

 

 

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