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Free clothing closets, school supplies, furniture banks Bexar County and San Antonio.

Families that are struggling in Bexar County may be able to receive free or low cost clothes, back to school supplies for their kids, furniture, free stuff and other basic needs from a clothing closet or furniture bank. There are non-profits, charities or social service agencies in San Antonio and Bexar County Texas that provide free items.

The items distributed will vary by center, but can include shoes, coats, furniture for a home or apartment, diapers, school supplies and uniforms for children, beds, and maybe even some professional work attire. Items are distributed from a number of centers in San Antonio and the county.

Many of the clothing closets as well as furniture banks in the San Antonio area also partner with other organizations or programs, such as food pantries, churches, thrift stores, or other non-profits in Bexar County. This allows families the ability to access a number of programs and resources from this network of agencies. Some agencies may offer limited financial assistance for bills as well.

Some of the leading resources in the region are below. Items are limited and often rely on donations, and each center will have different conditions and application processes in place. Call to set up an appointment or stop by and learn how you can receive free clothing, household products and more.

Agape Ministry Emergency Assistance Program
Address: 127 Lanark, San Antonio, Texas 78218
Phone number - (210) 590-6655
Assistance offered includes clothing, household items, personal hygiene goods, and limited financial assistance for people in a crisis. Students, including immigrants and Spanish speakers, can get free school items, ESL books and other supplies.

Atascosa Christian Assistance Ministry
500 Avenue H, Poteet, TX 78065
Telephone number is - (830) 783-9411 or (830) 742-4901
This non-profit provides low income families with assistance including free or affordable clothing and bedding; limited household items such as cooking utensils and furniture. They also have a free food bank and assistance for medications or utilities.




Bandera County Helping Hand Center / Clothes Closet
The address is 1116 12th St
Bandera, TX 78003
Dial (830) 796-8300

Offers clothing to people in a crisis.

Bexar County Department of Community Development - General Assistance
Phone: (210) 335-6770 or 210-335-3666
Address: 233 N. Pecos, San Antonio, Texas 78207
Indigent can receive help for basic needs, including support on services such as employment programs, local clothing banks, holiday aid, and more. Also runs the Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP).

Bulverde Hope Center Thrift Center
4476 Rte 281 Spring Branch, TX 78260
Phone 830-980-4641
Sells gently used items to the community, including clothing, backpacks, furniture, and household goods. There will also be furniture, such as beds, tables, and couches, among other goods. The furniture is gently used and often has a cost, but in some cases free furniture vouchers are offered.

Catholic Charities Crisis Intervention
Clothing closet address is 2127 S Zarzamora St, San Antonio, TX 78207
Call (210) 226-6178
Provides assistance including free food and clothing for low-income individuals and families. The program helps people achieve self-sufficiency through counseling, advocacy, and education. Immigrants are a focus. Elementary, middle, and high school kids can get free back to school supplies, bags, pants, and other goods for the new year.

Christian Assistance Ministry (CAM) / Kerr County
Address: 521 Barnett St, Kerrville, TX 78028, Phone: (830) 257-4222
5084 DeZavala San Antonio, TX 78249, call (210) 697-5771
Center address 110 McCullough San Antonio, TX 78215, main number is (210) 223-6648
A partnership of churches provides clothing, food, shoes, medications, school supplies, transportation, & help with utility bills. Also partners with local charities and non-profits. Also offers information on budgeting and nutrition.

Church of Christ of Floresville / Community Benevolence Ministry
Main address: 1204 3rd St., Floresville, Texas 78114
(830) 393-6154





Daughter of Charity - De Paul Family Center
Address: 7607 Somerset Road
San Antonio, TX 78211
Dial (210) 924-5903 or (210) 334-2300
Clothing and other crisis intervention services are offered.

De Paul Family Center / Social Services
Primary address: 7603 Somerset San Antonio, TX 78211
Call (210) 225-7837 for intake

Ella Austin Community Center
1023 N. Pine St. San Antonio, TX 78202
(210) 224-2351
Promotes the low income with limited short-term support including emergency clothing, information and referral, food, and income tax assistance (VITA).

Food Pantry and Clothing Closet Poth Area
Address is: 101 Railroad St. Poth, Texas 78147
Phone number: (830) 484-2324
Offers clothing, nutritional education and disaster relief as needed to unemployed, needy and low income families and individuals.

Blessed Angels Community Center
Clothing closet is at 14094 Nacogdoches Road
San Antonio, TX 78247
Phone: (210) 284-4391
Most of the support is around food and hunger prevention. However from time to time there may be free clothes, under garments, socks, and other small household items - as they are available.

SA Hope Center
21 N General McMullin Drive
San Antonio, TX 78237
Phone (210) 732-3776
They provide free clothes and household items, but it is a hand-up (not a hand out). This means Bexar County clients often need to go through case management and other steps. Get uniforms for work (or school), books, general clothges, and more. Free professional work attire is offered too.

Travis Park United Methodist Church and the Corazon Ministries program
Location is 230 E Travis
San Antonio, TX 78205
The intake number is (210) 226-8341
There is a free clothes closet and medical clinic. A major focus is helping women (including single moms) transition to stability. Get year round clothes, winter coats, socks, shoes or sneakers and many other genetly used goods.

Goodwill Industries- New Braunfels
Address: 1075 S Walnut Avenue, New Braunfels, TX 78130, 210-924-8581
Address is 5680 FM 3009, Schertz, Texas 78154, 210-924-8581
1431 East Court, Seguin, TX 78155, Main phone 210-924-8581
A Thrift store has used merchandise, including clothing, furniture, and household accessories. Also collects donations. Items are sold to the general public, with some vouchers available for free items for those who qualify.





Greater Randolph Area Service Program (GRASP) - Comprehensive Emergency Assistance
250 Donalan, Converse, TX 78109
(210) 658-6351
Provides emergency food and clothing assistance to help stabilize families. Other aid may include medication assistance, utility and rent assistance, budget counseling and back to school supplies and Christmas programs. Also supports Adkins, Cibolo, Marion, and Schertz Texas.

Guadalupe Community Center
1801 W. Durango San Antonio, Texas 78207
(210) 226-6178
Focus is on West San Antonio, and offers direct assistance, clothing, household goods, fans for seniors, etc.

Hill Country Community Needs Council - Fredericksburg/Warm Winter
209 S. Acorn Fredericksburg, TX 78624, telephone (830) 997-9756
Offers counseling services and emergency financial assistance for low income, disabled and seniors.

Hill Country Family Services / KENDALL
Address: 118 W. Advogt, Boerne, Texas 78006
(830) 249-8643
Offers clothing for persons residing in Kendall County as well as lodging for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. Medical equipment loans, home repair, and prescription drugs may be offered too. A thrift store and clothing closet is on site. Whether school clothes or a bag for a kid, or suits, dresses, and more for adults, goods are offered.

Hope Center
Main address is 4476 HWY 281 N, Ste E, Spring Branch, TX 78260
Phone (830) 980-4641
An outreach service of the Riverside Community church for residents of Bulverde & Spring Branch Texas during their times of need. Financial support, food, winter coats, clothing, fans, household items and more.

Hope House Ministries/Homeless/Inmate Transitioning
Phone: (210) 533-4673
Address: 342 Vine, San Antonio, TX 78220
Offers help to people in transition.

Inner City Development/Emergency Clothing Bank and Food
Primary address is 1300 Chihuahua St., San Antonio, TX  78207
Call (210) 224-7239 for intake
Provides needy families with emergency clothing.







La Mision Family Health Care / Social Services
19780 U.S. Hwy. 281 South, San Antonio, Texas 78221
(210) 626-0600
Clothing, work attire, uniforms, coats, shoes, and other attire is for sale or distributed. Free birthday gifts and toys may be offered as well to the working poor.

Little Church of La Villita / Emergency Food, Counseling and Prayer
418 Villita St., Building 13, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 226-3593
Provides clothing, counseling, clothing, and more for the less fortunate in Bexar County. Also sponsors holiday food including Thanksgiving Baskets.

Madonna Neighborhood Center
1906 Castroville Road, San Antonio, TX 78237
(210) 432-2374
Offers guidance in filing for San Antonio public assistance programs, develops and coordinates social services, clothing, and emergency financial assistance (that is limited).

Methodist Healthcare Ministries - Wesley Community Center and Clinic
Address is 1406 Fitch, San Antonio, Texas 78211
Call (210) 924-5191 for information
Clothing, referrals, and a rummage sale are offered.

Salvation Army Social Services Center - There are several locations in Bexar County. A couple of them include:
The Christian church charity provides free clothing vouchers, emergency food, rent and electric bill assistance, Christmas toys and gifts, meals, thrift store, and other material aid. Household goods, furniture, and seasonal assistance and medications may be offered too. There is also an annual back to school supply event to give kids the stuff they need to be successful. More on Salvation Army San Antonio clothing assistance.

  • 521 W. Elmira San Antonio, TX 78212. Call (210) 352-2000
  • Corp address is 910 N. Flores, San Antonio, TX 78212, telephone: (210) 352-2020
  • Salvation Army of Kerrville is located at 855 Hays Street  Kerrville, TX  78028. Call 830-257-6770

Seasons Gift and Thrift Shop
Main address: 108 W San Antonio Ave., Boerne, Texas 78006
(830) 249-1436
Sells gently used clothing and household goods.

Shalom Outreach Center / Pantry, Clothing Closet, and Furniture
3031 Guadalupe St.  San Antonio, TX 78207
(210) 438-1257
Offer a meal, used clothing, spiritual guidance, food, and used furniture.





Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Central Council / Emergency Services
A leading social service agency. In addition to clothing for work or school, may have some limited financial help for bills, rent, and medications. There is also a free SVDP furniture program, baby supplies, books, used computers, school items, and more for free in Bexar County.

Furniture may be kitchen tables, couches, sofas, and more. Assistance programs include a free furniture banks, food pantry, and meals. There may be desks, kitchen tables, small appliances, medical equipment and other goods.

Address: 1103 S Frio St, San Antonio, TX 78207, phone (210) 225-7837
S.W. Loop 410 access road, San Antonio, TX 78227, (210) 674-5861
1103 S. Frio, San Antonio, TX 78207, (210) 225-7837
1150 Macdona- LaCoste Rd  Atascosa, Texas 78002, call (210) 622-9505
1145 Broadway St., Kerrville, Texas 78028, Telephone (830) 896-6898

South Texas Resource and Assistance Center, Inc./STRAC Community Thrift Store
Primary address: 1006 D Street, Floresville, Texas 78114
Dial (830) 393-7888
Provide the public low cost clothing, housewares, furniture and other household items. Donations of goods are needed too. A thrift store is on site.


By Jon McNamara

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