Free clothing closets, furniture and school supplies in the Austin Texas region.
Low-income families in Austin TX, including Travis or Williamson County, will get free clothes, furniture and household stuff. Churches, free furniture bank or clothing closets, and charities give away items including couches, jackets, school supplies to kids, appliances, work pr personal clothes and more. Find free clothing closets and furniture banks near you in the Austin TX area.
Centers focus on people with no money, seniors, students, single moms and the low income. There will be free clothes but also furniture banks for household stuff, such as a bed, computer, fridge or a couch and other items. Or get free back to school supplies or uniforms, job interview attire, diapers and more. The exact type of goods available at each location will change and depend on donations and contributions from people in the community.
Almost all centers in Williamson and Travis County will have some type of basic clothing items. This will include shoes, belts, outerwear, coats for kids or seniors or shirts. Some of the clothing closets will try to focus on meeting specific needs. For example, they may provide uniforms for children to use for school. Or locations may offer suits, dresses, or more professional attire for low-income adults looking for a job or who are going on an interview. Other locations may have free stuff such as baby or maternity clothes or a free car seat for low-income moms.
The hours of each center are limited, and qualifications may need to be met by applicants. It is recommended to call a location near you for a free furniture bank, thrift store or clothes closet in the Austin region.
Organizations that give away free stuff in Austin TX community
Austin Baptist Chapel
908 E. Cesar Chavez, Austin, Texas 78702. Main phone number is (512) 474-2666 or (512) 643-2327
Austin/Travis County Health And Human Services Department
The government affiliated agency gives free stuff to the low-income in Travis County. There is a a clothing closet, food pantry, and offers case management services, including employment. A great service is the information and referral to non-profits and government aid that is available.
Blankets and some other basic needs may be offered. Residents on TANF can also be given a free gift card or voucher to pay for school supplies for their kids, including clothes the child may wear to school. Veterans and their families can get immunizations (including for school), government grants to pay bills, free clothes, housing, educational or school supplies (or uniforms for work) and more.
- South Austin Neighborhood Center - 2508 Durwood Ave., Austin, Texas 78704. Phone - (512) 972-6840.
- 5325 Airport Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78751. Main phone: 512-854-4120
- East Rural Community Center - 600 W Carrie Manor St, Manor, TX 78653. Call (512) 854-1550 or (512) 272-5561
- North Rural Community Center - 15822 Foothill Farms Loop, Pflugerville, TX 78660. Main number is (512) 854-1530 or (512) 251-4168.
- 3518 FM 973 S., Del Valle, Texas, 78617. Main phone: 512-854-1520
- 18649 FM 1431, Jonestown, Texas, 78645. Call 512-854-1500
- There are other social services too. More on the Health And Human Services Department.
Baptist Community Center
Main address is 2000 E. 2nd St., Austin, TX 78702. Call (512) 478-7243
A thrift store sells low-cost clothing, including work attire, children's, baby and adult clothing, basic school items, and miscellaneous household items. Free vouchers for some furniture (beds, tables, appliances, etc.) may be offered too. There may also be birthday toys for kids, computers, and other electronics.
Austin Health Clinic - Front Steps
500 E. 7th St., Austin, TX 78701. Dial (512) 305-4100
Students may collected donated school supplies, and it is for kids up to teenager. Shoes, book bags, and more can be provided.
Gethsemane Lutheran Church - Travis County
200 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78752. Call (512) 836-8560
Offers basic needs assistance programs. This will be free clothes for the low-income, with stuff in adult and kid size too.
Greater Mt. Zion Church Community Assistance Center
4301 Tannehill Ln, Austin, TX 78721. Phone (512) 478-7578 or call (512) 469-9020
Clothing for work, school or a job interview is offered. They also have items for single moms such as carriages or strollers, shoes and notebooks for lower income students (as well as other free school supplies) and much more.
Salvation Army Social Services Center
Various emergency assistance and social services are offered. Includes Christmas assistance from Angel Tree, which can include toys and gifts. Free clothing, small kitchen appliances, and more may be offered. A back to school supply drive is also offered and gives free uniforms, backpacks, shoes, Chromeboos and more to students of all ages. Some financial assistance for paying bills may be available.
The Helping Hands Center - Olivet Baptist Helping Hands
Location is 1161 San Bernard St., Austin, TX 78702. Dial (512) 472-2298
Distributes clothing, holiday assistance, meals, and the occasional school supplies/backpacks. Pens, pencils, sneakers, school uniforms for high school age, books, and more may be passed out as well.
ARCH - Austin Resource Center for the Homeless
A free clothes closet is at 500 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701. Call (512) 978-9920.
Free vouchers are provided to homeless people and the poor in Austin TX. They can “shop” for free personal stuff such as underwear, sneakers, jackets, shirts, socks and other items.
- Capital District UMC is a partner of ARCH. A free clothing closet for the homeless is at 1221 W. Ben White Blvd. #201-A, Austin, TX 78704. Call 512-444-1983
Hyde Park Baptist Church - Under The Bridge
3901 Speedway, Austin, TX 78751. Dial (512) 459-6587
A major focus is on homeless families or single adults.
Lake Travis Crisis Ministries
107 Ranch Rd 620 S # 114, Lakeway, TX 78734. Call (512) 266-9810
Has resources for basic needs, such as eyeglasses, limited financial assistance for paying some bills such as rent, utilities (electric, water, and gas), mortgage, long-distance bus tickets, gasoline, and the agency may even pay for the cost of a GED test. Also provides a free or low cost clothing closet and referrals to other local charities or services.
Migrant workers and immigrants are the primary beneficiaries. The address is 821 Gunter St, Austin, TX 78702. Call (512) 385-5571
Get free clothes, sleeping bags, food, and other stuff. Adult and kids clothes are provided as well as other social services in Travis County.
SVDP of Austin area
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul has both (1) free emergency stuff and (2) a low-cost thrift store with bargains. People can get everything from clothes to a computer, free used washer or dryer, year round or winter clothes and more. The parishes also help single moms with basic needs, including clothes or baby furniture, and helps the elderly. As small, free furniture bank is on site for low-income households. More on help from Saint Vincent in Austin TX area.
Location is 3700 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704. Call (512) 735-2300
The center provides gently-used women's and men's clothing. It is offered for people seeking employment and for people who are starting a new job. Women, including single or immigrant moms, may get free diapers too.
Manos De Cristo Harmon Ave. Office
Location is 4911 Harmon Ave, Austin, TX 78751. Call (512) 477-7454
Runs a free clothing closet and food pantry. The clothing closet may have children, adult clothing, baby items or professional work attire. Other items distributed include work shoes/boots, depending on current stock. While more limited, the location may also provide household items such as dishes or cookware if available.
- The charity also hold an annual back to school event. Address: 4900 Gonzales St. (It may change yearly), Austin, TX, 78702. It takes place in July of each year for low income kids in central Texas and Travis County. First come and served only until items run out, and students need to be in 5th grade or younger. Uniforms, school supplies, books, backpacks, rulers, and more are given.
River Road Baptist Church
12712 FM 969, Austin, TX 78724. Call (512) 276-3824
Services include a free furniture bank, soup kitchen, clothing closet, food boxes and more.
Shoreline Christian Center - Shoreline Church North
15201 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78728. Dial (512) 310-2244
Provides assistance with job placement, food, clothing, ID's, short term transitional housing referrals and SSDI attorney referrals. Free work clothes for job-seekers or the unemployed.
Trinity Center (at St. David's Episcopal Church)
304 E. 7th St., Austin, TX 78701. Dial (512) 610-3542
All Saints' Episcopal Church
209 W 27th St, Austin, TX 78705. Call for hours (512) 476-3589
One day a week the charity provides free clothes. There may be work or school uniforms, boots, shoes, professional wok attire and other goods. Some students, from Kindergarten to high school, may be provided free school supply backpacks as donations allow.
Woman To Woman - University United Methodist Church
Main address - 2409 Guadalupe St., Austin, Texas 78705. Dial (512) 478-9387
Westover Hills Church Of Christ
8332 Mesa Dr., Austin, TX 78759. Dial (512) 345-6386
Offers a clothing closet and while limited, may have rental and utility bill assistance for Travis County region. There are blankets for the homeless, free clothes for immigrants including Mexicans, baby supplies and more.
Hill Country Nazarene Church / Reveal Ministries
1750 Bagdad Rd., Cedar Park, TX 78613-5122. Call (512) 259-0881
Is in Williamson County. A free clothing bank and low cost thrift store are on site. Furniture including beds or tables is for sale, vintage items, Christmas or birthday toys and more. They also have some school supplies for kids, sneakers, immigration assistance programs and other items.
Catholic Charities Diocese of Austin
6225 E US 290 HWY SVRD EB, Austin, TX 78723. Call (512) 949-2400
They help new moms or expectant parents. Free baby or maternity clothes, diapers, and information on car seats or cribs for infants. Free infant furniture, or vouchers to get stuff, are offered too.
- San Francisco Javier Catholic Church is a partner too. They are part of SVDP as well. 9110 S Hwy 183, Austin, TX 78747. Call (512) 243-1404. The unemployed, people with no money in Austin and low-income can get free furniture such as a couch, table, or small appliances. Or get free clothes for kids or senior citizens, under garments and other goods.
Lake Shores Church Of Marble Falls
706 N. Phillips Ranch Rd., Granite Shoals, TX 78654. Telephone number is (830) 220-2344
The faith based church provides basic needs to the poor, immigrants, migrant workers and others.
Hill Country Community Ministries
Location is 1005 Lacy Dr., Leander, TX 78641. Call (512) 259-0360
Whether it is a low cost thrift store for furniture, free gift cards or certificates, shoes, belts, and more, a wide variety of items may be passed out.
ISD PTA Clothes Closet - The Lost Closet
Primary location is 324 S W Dr, Leander, TX 78641. Phone number is (512) 300-8400
The non-profit agency distributes gently used and new clothing. This can include shoes and under garments for people in crisis including women and children who have recently been released from prison.
First United Methodist Church
500 E Pecan, Pflugerville Texas 78660. Dial 512-251-2575
A clothing closet is on site. Work attire, clothes for everyday living, and other goods are offered. There is also a thrift store. Kitchen table, lamps, TV, and other low cost goods for sale.
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