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Free clothing closets, school supplies and furniture banks in Boone County Missouri.

Free clothing closets as well furniture banks are located across Columbia as well as Boone County Missouri. They offer low income families the items they need, including beds, computers, winter coats, free appliances and more stuff. Whether it is free back to school supplies, hats or gloves for winter in Columbia, diapers, couches from a furniture banks or other items, assistance is available. Clients of the free clothing banks and furniture banks in the Columbia area generally include the following:

  • -Senior citizens on a fixed income.
  • -Children from low income homes or single mom-dad households.
  • -The disabled.
  • -Very low income adults, the homeless, and Boone County families in a financial emergency.
  • -The under or unemployed.

While free clothes or furniture can be given to anyone in need, the list above is generally who applies. Not only may clothing be passed out, but many of the charities also offer free food, Christmas toys, birthday gifts, basic items for a house, school supplies including backpacks and much more. Call one of the Boone County clothing distribution centers below for more information or to apply, or find free stuff from other charities and government programs.

Assistance League Of Mid Missouri
Address is 1729 West Broadway, Suite 1 A
Columbia, MO 65203
Main phone: (573) 445-4803
There is a low cost thrift store open to the public. They also give free school supplies as part of Operation Bell. Get pens, pencils, notebooks, shoes, uniforms, tablets and other items for kids. The store will sell items such as gently used clothing, shoes, jewelry housewares, books and furniture.

CoMo Cares
1301 Vandiver Drive, Suite K
Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 356-3228
The focus is on newborns and their parents. Both maternity and baby clothes are available at no cost (including to teen or single moms). There are also toys, free books, school items, cribs, and furniture for the baby.




Dreams to Reality
Primary address - 500 Jefferson Street
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
Call the clothing closet at (573) 681-9675

Love Seat Furniture Bank -Clothing Ministry and Resale Store
Address is 2600 Rangeline St.
Columbia, MO 65202
Main number (573) 256-7328
In a crisis, Boone County low income families may be given free stuff. Others need to shop at a low cost. There may be furniture such as beds, desks, couches, pots and pans, lamps and other goods. The furniture bank offers many items for a living room ,bedroom, kitchen and more.

My Life Clinic
Office address is 802 North Providence Road, Suite 2
Columbia, Missouri 65203
(573) 874-3561
Free diapers, wipes, and infant formula is passed out.
Or try the location at, 2608 Gravois Road, High Ridge, MO 63049, call (636) 495-6566

Salvation Army of Colombia and the county
Various assistance programs are offered. Whether free back to school supplies for students from K-12, chromebooks or winter coats or boots, help is offered. There is also a low cost thrift store, free clothing closet, or the furniture center, free stuff is given. More on Boone County Salvation Army assistance programs.

Operation Food Search, Inc.
1644 Lotsie Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63132
(314) 726-5355
Mostly winter clothing is given out, including hats, mittens, and boots. They also offer food, free Christmas toys to kids, and similar items.





Voluntary Action Center
403 A Vandiver
Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 874-2273
Everything from free computers to clothes, household supplies, and more is offered.

Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri
Church location is 2201 West Truman Boulevard
Jefferson City, MO 65109
For hours, call (573) 635-7719
Financial aid for gas bills, gasoline, household cleaning products, general furniture, and more is passed out to the struggling in Boone County.

First Chance for Children
Location is 1010 Fay Street
Columbia, Missouri 65201
Phone: (573) 777-1815
Birthday and Christmas toys as well as baby furniture is given out.

By Jon McNamara

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