Central Georgia free clothing closets, furniture and school supplies.
There are several different charities and churches in Central Georgia that help low income families meet their basic needs. The clothing closets may have free items for school supplies, professional attire for work, or, in some cases, free Christmas clothes or toys for children as well. There are also free furniture banks in Central Georgia that provide household goods, beds, couches, and so much more. The items passed out are intended to help individuals become more self-sufficient, thus the focus on school supplies and work items.
The counties supported are located across a wide area in the region. They include Baldwin, Putnam, Bibb, Crawford, Hancock, Houston, Jones, Macon, Monroe, Jasper, Peach, Pulaski, Twiggs, Wilkinson, and Washington. While the exact resources and goods offered at each clothing bank will vary widely (as they mostly depend on donations) the bottom line is that many will have some type of assistance available. Some examples may be the following.
- Locations may have free school uniforms, supplies or shoes for students.
- Christmas assistance is widely available, often in partnership with regional charities in Central Georgia such as the Salvation Army.
- Free furniture banks are also located in many counties, including Bibb, Macon, and others.
- Some baby supplies may be sold at thrift stores, such as a crib or a clothing closet may pass out diapers.
- Some centers in the region, such as counties of Bibb, Macon, or Houston, may even have on site food pantries too.
- Thrift store are available. While they generally sell items, some may have vouchers for free goods.
There are places to call for help. Some of the leading non-profits to call for items, or referrals, are noted below. They operate in the area including Monroe, Macon, Pulaski, Crawford and other towns.
Antioch Baptist Church Clothing Closet
Address is 7507 Old Gordon Road
Dry Branch, GA 31020
Call (478) 743-1686
Winter coats, referrals, shoes, and general clothing is offered.
Aunt Maggie's Kitchen Table
Main address is 1732 Wren Avenue
Macon, Georgia 31204
Dial (478) 781-9289
Items include school supplies, counseling, notebooks, and more. The focus is on children from low income families. Appointments are needed.
Community Connection of Northeast and Central Georgia
P.O. Box 1064
Athens, GA 30603
Dooly County Community Service Center
2332 Pine Street
Unadilla, GA 31091
The on-profit administers several community based services for low income, the poor and homeless persons. The center may have affordable day care, basic clothing, and referrals to diaper programs for moms. Most of the aid is for those that are in school, employed or enrolled in job training. Many other emergency programs are offered, including food. Another focus is on senior citizens and disabled individuals.
Helping Hands of Paulding County, Inc.
Main address of clothing center is 420 Professional Court
Dallas, Georgia 30132
Call the agency at (770) 443-1230
Loaves and Fishes Ministries
651 MLK Jr. Boulevard
Macon, Georgia 31201
Food, household items, blankets for the homeless, and winter hats may be offered.
Martin Luther King Jr., Outreach Mission
Address is 1301 MLk Jr., Dr.
Albany, GA 31701
Main phone - (229) 434-9729
Whether referrals, free clothes, household supplies, or furniture is offered. Pants, jeans, work attire, school items for students, and so much more may be passed out.
Family Advancement Ministries (formerly known as Mother & Child Ministries, Inc.)
570 High Place
Macon, GA 31201
Call (478) 745-7165 for an appointment.
The charity will focus on single parents or moms with children ages 6 and younger in crisis situations. Provide clothing and shoes for babies and children, financial assistance for rent or utilities, free maternity clothing, diapers, car and booster seats.
Salvation Army Family Stores in Central Georgia
There are several locations in the central Georgia area and statewide. They offer low cost family stores, clothing closets, birthday toys, free back to school bookpags and supplies, and much more. Some also offer furniture assistance programs for single parents as well as the low income. Locate the Salvation Army stores in Georgia.
New Pilgrim Missionary Baptist
4388 Robinson Road
Macon, Georgia 31204
A thrift store and clothing bank are offered.
Seventh Day Adventist Church
2229 Moody Road.
Warner Robins, Georgia 31088
For information on programs, dial (478) 922-6931.
Clothes, kitchen pots and pans, free groceries, food, and much more is offered.
Shurlington Church of Christ
2430 Shurling Drive
Macon, GA 31211
The church operates a Food pantry and Clothing bank. Free items provided by volunteers may be offered.
Techwood Baptist Church
Location is 156 Parker Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30313
Call the center at (404) 881-1291
Meals, free clothes, and other items are available.