Regional clothing closets and thrift stores provide free or low cost clothing, school items, and household goods to qualified low income families. Many residents of counties including Livingston, Saginaw, and Midland have turned to these local non-profit centers and churches for short term support.
A large percentage of individuals that use these centers are doing so for the first time. They may be struggling from the weak economy or a short term crisis situation. The clothing closets will try to meet the demands from the community while the local thrift stores are available to people regardless of their income.
While the locations will have limited availability and hours, some of what may be provided is as follows. Income qualified and indigent residents may receive vouchers for free work clothing, school supplies, winter coats, and Christmas gifts. The thrift stores in Saginaw and other towns may sell gently used furniture, household goods, baby supplies/clothing, personal supplies, and similar goods. Case managers and volunteers will often provide referrals too. It a location isn’t near you they may be aware of other more convenient centers.
Love In The Name Of Christ, First Baptist Church Of Northwest Allegan County
1290 32nd Street
Allegan, MI 49010
The site has a thrift store for the general public.
A second location of this charity/church is at 4621 135th Avenue in Hamilton, Michigan 49419. Call (269) 751-2533 for details on what they may have and their hours. However a number of basic needs, winter coats, and other household goods are sold on site.
Gap Ministries, Thumb Industries Inc.
Address is 880 North Van Dyke
Bad Axe, MI 48413
Also supports families in Huron County Michigan.
Dexter Lake Sparrow's Nest of Calhoun County
Address of clothing closet is 1555 East Michigan Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49014
To get information on hours and available resources, dial (269) 968-8026, which is the main administrative number. Some of what may offered includes personal hygiene items, blankets, winter coats, and other basic necessities.
Society Of Saint Vincent De Paul
The charity organization and its partner churches and volunteers operate from several locations.
While the exact availability of services and items at each location will vary, often even by the time of year, there will be some type of resources available. Clothing, school backpacks, and limited assistance for Christmas and other holidays is available. Pregnant moms and their infants may receive supplies or clothing. The thrift stores are wide ranging. Other social services for the Livingston and Michigan region are offered too, such as referrals to public aid.
Saints Peter And Paul Church offers resources for the region. They operate a free or low cost clothing center. Dial (616) 454-6000.
Strawberry Patch Resale/Consignment Store Helping Hands Of Oscoda County
The address of the thrift store is 131 Morenci
Mio, MI 48647
Low income families from the region, including Midland County, also turn to the center. Call the location at (989) 826-1503
Goodwill Industries Of Isabella Store
Address - 1313 South Mission Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Programs are offered for the homeless, seniors, and poor in the community. Items are sold at the thrift store, and rarely vouchers may be passed out for free items. Numerous clothing items, professional work and job interview attire, and more is passed out.
Shalom Lutheran Church of Livingston County
1740 E M-36
Pinckney, Michigan 48169
Dial (734) 878-6859 to reach the clothing closet.
Community Christian Reformed Church
Main address is 6045 Mackinaw Road
Saginaw, MI 48604
Dial the caring closet at (989) 792-2465
A number of resources are provided.
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