Free clothes and clothing closets Broome County.

As many as 40 clothing closets as well as thrift stores help low income families in Broome County. There are free clothes provided by charities as well as churches. Other items in the region include free school supplies for students, diapers for new or low income parents, winter coats, and much more.

The list of where to apply at for assistance is below. Each center will have limited inventory. Examples of where free stuff can come from (including clothes, hygiene supplies, and more) include the following. There are other agencies that offer low income families support as well, and find more details on getting stuff for free.

  • -Churches, which often have clothing as well as food banks and soup kitchens.
  • -National charities with a local presence, including the Salvation Army, Goodwill as well as Catholic Charities.
  • -Schools in Broome County often provide free supplies, books, uniforms, and more for children.
  • -Job centers may offer free work clothes, pregnancy locations offer diapers, cribs, and more.

Find help from one or more organizations below. Hours are often limited.

Apalachin United Methodist Church
The location is 303 Pennsylvania Ave
Apalachin, New York 13732-0000
They have winter gear (at no cost), including clothes, hats, boots, gloves, and other items.

 

 

 

St. Patrick Church - Whitney Point/Lisle Clothing Bank
Address is 59 Keibel Rd
Whitney Point, NY 13862
Main phone number is 607-692-3911

First Baptist Church - Whitney Point - across from BC Fair Grounds
Main location is 2938 Rt 11
First Baptist Church ()
Whitney Point, NY 13862
For hours of the clothing closet, dial 607-692-4964

 

 

 

 

Project Concern
Mailing address: 23 Kattelville Rd
Chenango Bridge, New York 13745
Telephone number: 607-648-2492
Both a free clothing bank as well as furniture program is available. There may also be school supplies, suits and dresses for job seekers in Broome County, shoes, and much more.

Maine Federated Church
Address is 2615 Main St (Rt 26)
Maine, NY 13802
Main phone number is 607-862-3387

Helping Hands Professional Women’s Clothes Closet
44 Main St
Binghamton, NY 13905
607-760-4764
They offer free clothes for employment and job interviews. No scrubs though.

Ladies of Charity - Nearly New Thrift Store
100 Main St
Binghamton, NY 13905-2812
Phone: 607-723-0194
Low priced, used clothing. In some cases, vouchers can be obtained from Social Services in Broome County for free stuff.  But this is often for the very low income, families in poverty, and emergencies.

Life Choices Center
Main address is 93 Oak St
Binghamton, NY 13905-3719
Main number is 607-205-8506
Assistance includes free pregnancy tests, strollers, gates, baby monitors, diapers and maternity items, as well as baby food or formula.

Temple Concord Synagogue
9 Riverside Dr
Binghamton, NY 13905-4611
There is a Monthly Rummage Sale. Call 607-723-7355

Rescue Mission - Thrifty Shopper
Location is 1139 Upper Front St, Nimmonsburg Sq
Binghamton, NY 13905
Main number is 607-201-1030

 

 

 

Christ Episcopal Church and Katie's Clothing Closet
Main address is 10 Henry St
Binghamton, NY 13901-2720
Call 607-722-2308

Low Vision Evaluations – AVRE - Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment
174 Court St
Binghamton, NY 13901-3514
A referral service only. Call  607-724-2428. Learn about free eye care and exams. There is also financial help and free glasses from certified optometrists. Low vision devices are also offered.

Mothers and Babies Perinatal Network of South Central New York - PAL Kids Closet
457 State St Ste 1
Binghamton, NY 13901-2363
1-800-231-0744
Free infant clothes, diapers, and other baby supplies are offered. They also run the Cribs for Kids program.

YWCA - Perfectly Suited Clothing Bank
Location is 80 Hawley St
Binghamton, NY 13901
Professional clothes, suites, and more.

Samaritan House
Location is 11 Fayette St
Binghamton, New York 13901-4097
607-724-3969
The Broome County charity may have free personal hygiene products, household furniture, clothing, food, financial aid, and other support.

St. Paul Church Clothing Closet
25 Chenango Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
Telephone number: 607-722-6492

Ogden Hillcrest Methodist Church - Thrift Shop
1061 Chenango St
Binghamton, New York 13901
For prices and hours, dial 607-723-2637

 

 

 

 

Thrifty Shopper Endwell Store - Rescue Mission
Binghamton / Whitney Place Rescue Mission
Store address is 800 Hooper Rd
607-201-1030 extension 5755

Central United Methodist Church
Main address is 17 Nanticoke Ave
Endicott, NY 13760-4897
Telephone: 607-754-6060

Catholic Charities - Mother Teresa's Clothes Closet
202 Garfield Ave
Endicott, NY 13760
Phone: 607-741-0011
Various social services, including a free clothing bank, back to school shoes or uniforms/supplies, financial aid, shelter, and referrals are offered in Broome County. More on Broome County Catholic Charities assistance programs.

Maine-Endwell Central School District - Spartan Closet - Maine-Endwell High School Students Only
Location is 750 Farm-to-Market Rd
Endwell, NY 13760
Main number: 607-754-1400

Birthright of Binghamton - Pregnancy Support Services
Main address: 435 Main St Ste 126
Johnson City, New York 13790-1931
Dial 1-800-550-4900
Maternity care, medical bill help, referrals to community clinics, and other support is offered.

St. James Church - Emergency Diaper Ministry
130 Main St
Johnson City, NY 13790-2428

Sharing Closet - Church of Christ
Main address: 3600 Country Club Rd
Endwell, NY 13760-2443
Main phone: 607-748-6602

Traid AT (Technology-Related Assistance) - Southern Tier Independence Center
Main address is 135 E Frederick St
Binghamton, New York 13904-1224
607-724-2111
They run the AT (Assistive Technology) program. There may be free computer mouse controlled by head movement, large utensils, and more. The help is from a loan closet.

 

 

 

 

Salvation Army – Binghamton - Adult Rehabilitation Center
Location is 3-5 Griswold St
Binghamton, NY 13904-1576
607-723-5381
The thrift store sells items at 50% off. There is also shelter, free Christmas and birthday toys, school supplies, financial help for rent or energy bills, and much more.
Salvation Army Thrift Store – Endicott is also at 311 Harrison Ave, Endicott, NY 13760-5166. Phone 607-723-5381.

The Landmark Church
Address: 126 Court St.
Binghamton, NY 13902-1394

Main Street Baptist Church – Clothing Closet
117 Main St
Binghamton, NY 13905-2742
For hours, dial 607-723-0031

Professional Clothing Bank - Community Options of Southern Tier New York Inc
Location is 182-184 State St.
Binghamton, New York 13901-2910
Number - 607-722-5971
Residents on a job interview can get free gently used dress clothing.

Human Development of Windsor
Main address is 594 Kent St
607-217-8839
They run the Second Time Around Thrift Store.

Ross Memorial Church - Medical Loan Closet
Main address: 6 Morris Ave
Binghamton, NY 13903
607-723-6653
The church loans out walkers, bath tub chairs, walkers, and other medical equipment.

Clothing Bank - Endicott First United Methodist Church
Main location is 53 McKinley Ave
Endicott, NY 13760-5414
607-748-7434
Low income families can get free clothing, basic furniture, household items, Christmas toys, kitchen items, or back to school supplies.

Vestal Hills Seventh Day Adventist Church - Caring Closet Clothing Bank
Main address: 834 Bunn Hill Rd.
Vestal, NY 13850-5434
607-754-0056, 607-797-0029

 

 

By Jon McNamara

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