Broward County free clothing closets, furniture, and school supplies.

Various programs provide free clothes, back to school supplies, furniture and household goods to Broward County Florida residents. A number of items and services are available from charities as well as churches. The items offered include free clothing for work or general use, toys for the holidays, school supplies or backpacks, and other basic assistance, even including household furniture.

Many of the locations are non-profit agencies, churches, or human service centers. So staff want to do what they can to help the less fortunate in Broward County. In addition to providing direct assistance for clothes or basic needs, many also can offer referrals to financial assistance and other programs. So get information on resources such as LIHEAP energy bill assistance, job counseling, government aid such as food stamps and more. All of this is usually offered in addition to clothing, food, diapers, and similar items.

AKAdemic Foundation, Inc.
Address: 1630 NW 26 Terrace
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33311
Phone number - (954) 730-7592
Provides scholarships to at-risk youth and families. Also holds clothing drives for clients in need of basic assistance, including free school items such as notebooks, uniforms, backpacks, books, uniforms and similar needs. All supplies are free.

Becca's Closet
151 North Nob Hill Road Suite 280
Plantation, FL, 33324
(954) 424-9999
Provides formal attire to high school students.





Broward County Council of PTA's (BCCPTA) - Clothing Bank
Call (754) 322-7021
To people with referrals, the program provides school uniforms, slightly used clothing and shoes. There may be pens, notebooks, calculators for students and other goods.

Broward Outreach Center - Thrift Store
2159 NW First Court Miami Rescue Mission
Miami, FL, 33127
Telephone number is (800) 817-4673
Both collects and resells household items in good condition. This includes clothing, furniture, appliances and collectibles. Beds, couches, tables, electronics, appliances and other goods may be offered. The general public can shop for these items.

City of Hallandale Beach Human Services Department
750 NW 8th Avenue Austin Hepburn Center
Hallandale, FL, 33009
Call (954) 457-1460
Social services are offered, including information and referrals to job training and clothing closets. Can also help people apply for financial assistance and government aid.





Faith Farm Ministries
1980 NW Ninth Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33311
Call (954) 763-7787 for intake.
Sells gently used items at low prices. Includes clothing, furniture, new furniture, appliances, bicycles and other goods donated by the community.

Gateway Community Outreach Inc. Several locations are around Broward County.
Primary address is 291 SE First Terrace, Deerfield Beach, FL, 33441, (954) 725-8434
Another center is in Coral Springs, Florida. Phone (954) 725-8434
Deerfield Beach, dial (954) 725-8434
Lauderhill, (954) 725-8434
Center in Pompano Beach, FL, 33060, telephone (954) 725-8434
The non-profit provides financial assistance for basic needs such as rent or mortgage. Also case managers provide clothing, prevention/case management, food and ancillary services.

Immanuel Baptist Church
1037-9 NE 3rd Avenue Immanuel Baptist Church
Oakland Park, FL, 33304
Phone: (954) 763-7282

Jesus Ministries Enrichment Center
Address is 8700 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL, 33025
Call (754) 779-3459
The charity has a center that has
work clothes and uniforms. Other support ranges from a ride to a job interview, free personal hygiene items, and guidance. All resources are first come and served in Broward County.

Hope South Florida-Shepherd's Way - Thrift Shop
1242 NE 26th Street
Wilton Manors, FL, 33305
(954) 566-2311
Sells items to the general public. Low income families can receive vouchers for free goods.




Jubilee Center of South Broward, Inc.
Center is at 2020 Scott Street, Hollywood, FL, 33020
Phone number - (954) 920-0106
The non-profit offers free clothing for emergency and employment needs, personal hygiene kits and other support. Professional work attire, suits, and related clothing may be available.

Klassy Kreations of God, Inc.
3900 W Commerical Blvd Suite 236
Tamarac, FL, 33319
(954) 588-4859

Little Lambs Center, Inc.
7800 Kismet Street
Miramar, Florida, 33023
(954) 274-1135

NE Focal Point - Thrift Shop
301 NW Second Avenue
Deerfield Beach, FL, 33441
(954) 480-4468
Sells affordable furniture, clothing, household items, appliances, baby items, school supplies and more to the public including the underprivileged in the Broward County community.

Positive Images Enterprises, Inc.
Location : 2700 West Oakland Park Blvd Suite #22
Oakland Park, FL, 33311
(954) 484-1824

Poverello Center - Thrift Shop
2292 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL, 33305
Call (954) 561-3663 for hours

The Salvation Army Inc.
This nonprofit also has several centers around the region including as follows.

  • 1445 West Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33311, (954) 524-6991
  • 1901 West Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312, (954) 467-3725
  • 320 North State Road 7, Margate, FL, 33063, (954) 979-6999
  • 451 East Copans Road, Pompano Beach, FL, 33064, (954) 782-3925
  • 7707 West Commercial Blvd, Tamarac, Florida, 33351, call (954) 721-0705
  • 2300 SW 56th Avenue, Hollywood, FL, 33023, main phone number is (954) 961-7523





The agency provides various resources to the low income. A clothing closet is available on site, as well as a food pantry. Free Christmas meals and toys may be offered (Angel Tree program), as well as a free back school supplies program. Also has emergency rent and mortgage assistance along with assessments and referrals. A thrift store sells items, including furniture, gently used coats and clothing, and cribs at reduced prices. A focus is on meeting basic needs of low income families. Read more on Salvation Army in Broward County.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Central Thrift Store
1211 NE 4th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304, call (954) 462-0716
2323 North Dixie Highway, Pompano Beach, FL, 33060, (954) 942-2242
Offers clothing, household items, furniture, bicycles, diapers and other goods for sale. The free or low furniture may be cribs, car seats, lights, tables, couches and more.

The Answer Church
Clothing closet address is 1019 North 24 Avenue
Hollywood, FL, 33020
(954) 922-5546

Women in Distress of Broward County Inc.
1372 North State Road 7
Margate, Florida, 33063
Telephone - (954) 975-7425


By Jon McNamara

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