Thousands of families in Sacramento and northern California can receive free clothing, holiday assistance, baby supplies and more from thrift stores and clothing closets. While many of the items are provided for free, some locations, such as thrift stores, will sell gently used goods to families at a low cost. Some non-profits in Sacramento may provide vouchers that people can use to buy their clothing or needy supplies.
No matter where you live, the local clothing closets, thrift stores, and distribution centers often rely upon donations from the public. So if you can contribute to them, please do so. The gently used goods will be resold to the general public in Sacramento. Families, children, students and teenagers will be able to benefit from used, but affordable, school clothing, work uniforms, shoes, Christmas toys and gifts, furniture, and other household goods.
Abundant Life Fellowship
706 Atlantic Street
Roseville, California 95678
Phone number is (916) 783-1989
The non-profit serves Citrus Heights and Roseville California. Will give free clothing and maybe food as well.
Assistance League of Sacramento
Address - 2528 Yorktown Avenue, Suite C
Sacramento, CA 95821
Serving Greater Sacramento area.
Has both senior and children programs. A main one is Operation School Bell, or OSB. This helps children and students in Folsom Cordova Unified School District, Sacramento County Unified School District, the San Juan District, and one school in the Washington. Students can get free supplies, shoes, books, school clothes or uniforms.
Capitol City Adventist Community Services
Main location is 6701 Lemon Hill Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95824
Phone number - (916) 381-5353
Christmas Cheer, Inc.
1120 3rd Street
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
The non-profit is supported by donations and fund raisers. Runs a community-wide distribution of Christmas dinner baskets, free toys, gifts, and more for each child at Christmas. Also has meals and food, clothing, and small household goods.
Clothes Closet - Elk Grove Community Assistance Network
8820 Elk Grove Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Sacramento Food Bank, Clothing Closet & Family Services
Location is 3333 Third Avenue
Sacramento, California 95817
Referrals are processed local social welfare organizations, churches, non-profit organizations and hospitals.
Daughters of Zion Enterpryz
Location of clothing closet is 6489 47th Street
Sacramento, CA 95823
Delta Food Bank and Community Services
14440 Walnut Grove-Thorton Road
Walnut Grove, CA 95690
Call (916) 775-1479 for information on clothing distribution.
Elk Grove Food Bank Services
9820 Dino Drive, Suite 140
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Call (916) 685-8453
Family Resource Center - South Lake Tahoe
3501 Spruce Avenue, Suite B
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Number - (530) 542-0740
A number of assistance programs, public aid, and social services are administered or can be referred too. Apply for government or public aid such as Cal-Fresh. Or get referrals to clothing closets and places to turn to for free good, personal hygiene items and more.
First Baptist Church of North Sacramento
2601 Del Paso Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95815
Food and Clothes Closet - Orangevale 7th Day Adventist
5810 Pecan Avenue
Orangevale, CA 95662
Call the center at (916) 967-0405
Food Locker and Clothes Closet
1321 Anna Street
West Sacramento, CA 95605
Glory Bound Street Ministry
4527 Parker Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95820
Green Valley Community Church - Clothing
3500 Missouri Flat Road
Placerville, California 95667
Telephone number is (530) 622-3231
Knights Landing Family Resource Center
Knights Landing, CA 95645
Lower income and struggling families can use the facilities at the non-profit for asset-based community development. Bilingual (Spanish) services are available as well, and can include referrals to parenting classes, case management, teen parenting support group, on-site mental health services for children, domestic violence, etc., and health insurance outreach. Other resources available include a clothes give-away closet, child resource information library, Woodland Youth Council and children's books.
Sacramento Southgate SDA Church
2299 Meadowview Road
Sacramento, CA 95832
Offers clothing, baby food/supplies, and meals to the homeless and very low income.
Short Term Emergency Aid Committee (STEAC)
1900 E. 8th Street
Davis, CA 95616
St. Vincent de Paul Folsom Conference
307 Montrose Drive
Folsom, California 95630
Free clothing may be offered. Works with local churches and may have some financial aid if qualified. Emergency funds may be offered for rental expenses, utilities, and other basic living expenses.
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