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Cleveland Ohio and Cuyahoga County free clothing closets, furniture banks and school supply programs.

Receive a wide range of clothes, household furniture and personal goods from free clothing closets, churches, furniture banks and thrift stores in Cleveland Ohio. Centers can either distribute items for free, or sell gently used items to struggling families. Everything free free back to school supplies to furniture for a home or apartment or year round clothing is offered. Some locations may pass out vouchers that lower income or working poor families can use to shop at thrift stores and pay for their items.

Some of the clothes distributed for free may include winter coats, boots, suits for work or an interview, or school supplies. Toys and gifts may be passed out to children around Christmas as well as backpacks and school supplies during the summer. Or free furniture banks in the Cleveland Ohio area may provide beds, couches, tables, desks and other goods.

Others items that may be offered at select Cuyahoga County centers include personal hygiene items, meals, cleaning products and more. Thrift stores may sell household items such as appliances, furniture, or cribs.

Due to the challenging economy, thousands of families use these resources every month. The staff and volunteers who work at the clothing centers tend to be friendly and willing to help out. Some shoppers may also get referrals to financial assistance or job programs. They can also help people apply for aid as needed.

Heart Afire Fellowship
Main address is 20520 Southgate Park Blvd.
Maple Hts., Ohio 44137
(216) 475-2975
They offer a program known as a Place to Go Clothing Closet. Provides coats, boots, and other clothing to needy families in Cuyahoga County.

Communion of Saints Parish at St. Philomena Church
Main location is 13824 Euclid Ave.
East Cleveland, OH 44112
(216) 321-0024




East Shore Church United Methodist
Address: 23002 Lake Shore Blvd.
Euclid, OH 44123
Telephone number is (216) 261-1688

Imani Church
Location: 1505 E 260th St.
Euclid, Ohio 44132
Main number is (216) 732-8204

Living Waters Church of God
Address: 24951 N Lakeland Blvd.
Euclid, OH 44132
Phone - (216) 289-6673
Some gently used clothing. Other resources can include meals for the homeless, referrals, and hygiene items.

Hathaway United Methodist Church
6060 Turney Rd.
Garfield Hts., OH 44125

58th Street Community Services and Multi-purpose Center
5805 Lexington Ave. Community AME Church
Cleveland, OH 44103
(216) 361-0693
Meals, clothing, baby formula, and other aid is offered. Can have items around the holidays and Christmas too, including free winter coats, gifts, and toys for children. Referrals are given to free local furniture banks that help low income families or single parents.





Calvary Reformed Church
Main address - 1918 W 65th St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44102
(216) 961-4271
May occasionally have clothing.

Cleveland Furniture Bank and Cuyahoga County
13360 Smith Rd
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Main number is (216) 342-7071. The beds for kids program is at (216) 342-7071.
These charity serves all the metro area and surrounding counties. Free new or gently used furniture may be offered. Get goods such as mattresses, TV stands, refrigerators or freezers, beds, medical equipment and other items. Qualified applicants can also get dining room tables or chairs, coffee tables, dressers, and more.

Cleveland Right to Life
4427 State Rd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44109
(216) 661-3000

Cleveland Umadaop
Address: 1215 E 79th St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44103
Telephone - (216) 361-2040 ext. 25 Voice
The non-profit provides a personal hygiene kit and up to two outfits for the needy. Individuals and clients in Cuyahoga County Ohio may browse for their own clothing.

East Mt. Zion Baptist Church - Clothing Store
9901 Saint Clair Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44108
Call (216) 681-1223

Fairhill Partners
12200 Fairhill Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44120
Main number is (216) 421-1350
Children can receive a wide variety of free, donated, gently used clothing. Assistance is offered for people who are being cared for by a relative.

Fish and Loaves
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 712-9541
Social services are available for working poor Cleveland families. Find everything from clothes to hygiene supplies, winter coats or boots, free backpacks for kids and school supply programs too.





Franklin Circle Christian Church - Disciples of Christ
1688 Fulton Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44113
Telephone - (216) 781-8232

Full Gospel Evangelistic Center
2856 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
Cleveland, Ohio 44104
Main number is (216) 791-6800

Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio
2295 E 55th St.
Cleveland, OH 44103
Call (216) 916-9882
Sells goods to the public, including furniture, small appliances, and other items. Vouchers can be offered to the low income and homeless for free clothing, boots, or gently used items. Donations are always needed as well.

Greater New Calvary Baptist Church
822 E 150th St.
Cleveland, OH 44110
(216) 761-0486

Hand 2 Hand
Mailing address is PO Box 91777
Cleveland, Ohio 44101
(216) 816-6089
Provides personal hygiene supplies and clothing to ex-offenders and people released from prison. Supplies are limited to the amount of donations the non-profit agency has available.

Holy Name Church
8328 Broadway Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44105
(216) 441-6373
A clothing closet on site provides a small room of donated clothing that individuals may browse through for free, and they also run a food pantry.

Lee Memorial AME Church
Address: 10512 Bryant Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44108
Call (216) 761-4447

Liberty Hill Baptist Church
8206 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44103
(216) 791-5841

Mega Church - Resource Center
2401 Prame Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44109
Call (216) 398-6324 for information
Speak to a volunteer or staff member. Learn about holiday meals, back to school supplies; get information on public assistance, and more.







Nubian Link
8555 Hough Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
216) 799-6071

Redeemer Crisis Center
Address is 2970 W 30th St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
(216) 281-0808
May be able to provide donated clothing to anyone or any family who needs help.

Salvation Army – Cuyahoga County corp centers
Hough Corps Community Center, 6000 Hough Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44103, (216) 432-0500
Miles Park Corps Community Center, 4139 E 93rd St., Cleveland, OH 44105, phone number - (216) 341-1640
Ohio City Corps Community Center, 4402 Clark Ave., dial (216) 631-1515
Superior Corps Community Center, 9000 Superior Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106, (216) 229-6065
Temple Corps Community Center, 17625 Grovewood Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44119, call (216) 692-1388
West Park Corps Community Center, 12645 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44111, (216) 252-3593
The various non-profits provide a number of assistance programs to residents. These include thrift store vouchers for clothing, referrals, school supplies, note books, and winter coats for children. They also provide free Christmas assistance, including toys, gifts, and meals. Some emergency financial assistance may be available for rent or utilities as well. Or call the Salvation Army for information or referrals. More on Salvation Army in Cleveland.

St. Augustine Church
2486 W 14th St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 781-5530

St. Herman House Of Hospitality
Clothing closet/pantry address - 4410 Franklin Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
(216) 961-3806

St. John AME Church
Church address is 2263 E 40th St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44103
Call for hours (216) 431-2560

St. Luke's Episcopal Church
1349 W 78th St.
Cleveland, OH 44102
Dial (216) 961-2130





St. Malachi Center
2416 Superior Viaduct
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Telephone - (216) 771-3036
May have clothing for the entire family, showers for the homeless, and other support. Each member of the family can select several outfits. The clothing center may also offer linens, household items, and even small appliances.

St. Paul's Community Church - United Church Of Christ
4427 Franklin Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 651-6250
The church runs a drop-in center offering clothing, coffee, meals and a place to spend some time during the day.

St. Vincent De Paul Society, Southwest Ozanam Center
2145 Broadview Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44109
(216) 696-6525
A number of social services are offered from this charity, which partners with churches and other groups. There is a free furniture bank as well as clothing bank. Vouchers for clothing, household goods, job counseling,beds or children,  and emergency financial aid may be disbursed.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church - Community Center
Location 2057 W 30th St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Main number is (216) 281-1700

True Light Missionary Baptist Church
1799 E 55th St.
Cleveland, OH 44103
Call (216) 361-6278
Rarely may have furniture for a homeowner. Also runs a clothing distribution program. May have maternity items, clothing for babies, and work attire.

United Hearts Life Mission Center
3339 Broadview Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44109
Call (216) 459-9839

Veterans Service Commission - Cuyahoga County
1849 Prospect Ave. Rm. 150
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
(216) 698-2632
Offers emergency assistance for veterans and their families. This includes everything from clothing, financial help for bills (through government programs), and referrals to public aid. A number of services are offered for veterans in Ohio and across the county. They also help veterans furnish their own home or apartment with some appliances, refrigerators, sofas, lamps and other items.

Walk Of Faith Community Center
12833 Lorain Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44111
(216) 941-3270





West Side Catholic Center
3135 Lorain Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44113
Dial (216) 631-4741

Life Services Foundation Thrift Store
655 Broadway Ave.
Bedford, Ohio 44146
Call (440) 232-5765
The store sells gently used clothing, toys, kitchenware, bedding, blankets, small appliances, and knick knacks. While not as common, it may provide baby and children’s clothing. Based on your need, some items may be free.


By Jon McNamara

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