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Free clothing closets, school supplies and furniture in Riverside County.

Residents in need of free stuff, whether free back to school supplies, clothes, diapers, furniture and other goods can turn to Riverside County California clothing closets and furniture distribution centers. A number of locations in the region provide free items (such as furniture, work or school uniforms, or household stuff) as well as everyday clothes to families. Some of the main beneficiaries include children, people who need work clothing, students and new mothers.

The exact type and amount of items offered by each free furniture bank and clothing center will vary. Some will offer items such as free school supplies, gently used furniture, computers or beds, professional work attire or free toys around Christmas or for a kids birthday. Other locations will provide only more standard clothing to Riverside area families.

Another focus of many of the charities is on providing supplies to infants and new mothers, and this can include formula, diapers, or even cribs or free car seats. A major focus is on helping low-income families, the elderly, or households with children get the stuff they need for a home or apartment. You will need to call a location to get more details on the resources they have available.

Where to get free personal or household stuff in Riverside County CA

Family Service Association of Western Riverside County administers a number of services. The locations serve as informational hubs for the community. Examples of programs include help for seniors, clothing distribution, government commodities, tax preparation, childcare, school clothes or supplies for kids from low income families, and even funds for expenses such as utilities. Address is 459 Center Street, Riverside, CA, 92507. Call (951) 684-4925 or 951-341-6634

First Congregational Church
3504 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, California, 92501. Telephone - 951-684-2494
The center provides a free clothing closet for those in need during the congregate meal times. Kids and students can get clothes for the year, there is food, baby items, and more.

Calvary Presbyterian Church
4495 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA, 92501. Phone number: 951-686-0761
Low income and homeless can access a clothing closet as well as free food pantry. Blankets, coats, and other basic needs can be met.

 

 

 

Heartline Ministries
6881 Brockton Ave., Riverside, California, 92506. Call 951-682-6881
Provides baby items, free pregnancy testing, counseling, and referrals to newborns, pregnant women and mothers. The center offers baby items including furniture, maternity and baby clothes, diapers and formula. They help teen and single moms as well as immigrants and Spanish speakers too.

Casa Blanca Home of Neighborly Service
Address: 7680 Casa Blanca Street, Riverside, CA, 92504. Call 951-688-3043
In addition to clothing and household items, may have limited amounts of electric and energy assistance. There is also a free school supply giveaway in Riverside, books for kids, shoes, belts, bags, and more.

Arlington Seventh Day Adventist Community Services
8778 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA, 92503. Call 951-688-6632

Salvation Army in Riverside County
A few Family and Thrift stores sell items. They also give away goods, including birthday or Christmas toys, food, an annual school supply event, financial aid and other social services. People of all rages, ages, and races turn to the charity. They also give kids free snacks, backpacks for school, tablets (when offered) and other goods. There may be small free household items too, such as pots and pans, small kitchen appliances, utensils and similar stuff. Find Salvation Army assistance programs in Riverside County.

Kansas Avenue Seventh Day Adventist Church Community Services
Main address is 4491 Kansas Avenue, Riverside, CA, 92507. Call 951-682-9810 for intake
Offers emergency assistance, including clothing. A government commodity food program is offered too.

La Sierra University Church
4920 Sierra Vista, Riverside, CA. Call 951-354-7095
When available will have clothing and household goods, such as cleaning supplies.

Arlington Temporary Assistance
Location -  10495 Arlington Ave Suite#1, Riverside, CA 92505. Dial  (951) 689-5620
Emergency assistance includes food, clothing and referrals to appropriate social service agencies. Bus tickets are provided for doctor appointments, job interviews, and other emergencies. Find other places for free local bus tickets.

 

 

 

 

Riverside City Mission
The address is 26200 Date St E, Highland, CA 92346. Call 951-341-5055
Can distribute clothing, small household items, baby food, diapers, and more. Holiday gift and food boxes are offered too. Homeless and families living in poverty as well as the elderly are big users of this Riverside County clothing bank.

Fruit of Our Hands Ministries
7000 Indiana Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506. Phone - 951-289-9808
They have free clothes for the working poor, unemployed, migrant workers and others in Riverside County. Sneakers, boots, summer ow winter attire and other goods for children or adults.

University Homeless Women Center
3460 Ninth Street, Riverside, CA 92507. Telephone - 951-500-3447
Based on donations, the charity has free furniture and clothes, mostly for women and single mothers or women fleeing DV. Beds, desks, kitchen tables, and general clothing vouchers.

National Assistance League
3707 Sunnyside Drive, Riverside, CA, 92506. Main phone - (951) 682-3445
Runs a program known as Operation School Bell, which provides hygiene kits, new school clothes, notebooks, and backpacks to children in need.

Riverside Life Services
3727 McCray Street, Riverside, CA, 92506. Call 951-784-2422

Lutheran Social Services
4162 Rubidoux Ave, Riverside, CA 92506. Dial 951-689-7847
Another center is at 23310 Myer Drive, Riverside, CA, 92518. Phone 951-656-6020
Many assistance programs are run. They include food, clothes, general household supplies, free school items for students and more. They help Hispanics, immigrants, and anyone who struggles to buy basic needs.

Corona/Norco Settlement House
507 South Vicentia Street, Corona, CA, 92882. Call 951-737-3504
Distributes vouchers for school clothing, free shoes, and more for students from low income families.

Galilee Center
Location is 66101 Hammond Rd, Mecca, CA 92254. Telephone - 760-398-2100

Carol's Kitchen
157 W Nicolet St, Banning, CA 92220. Main number is 951-849-6077
The charity can provide bag of produce, bag or juice as well as free Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Years meals and assistance. Clothing is also available.

 

 

 

 

Elsinore Valley Pregnancy Resource Center
 31735 Riverside Drive Suites A-B, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530. Call 951-245-8884
Resources provide baby clothes, pregnancy tests, counseling, referrals, free maternity clothes, diapers, and small furnishings. There may be car seats, free cribs and other maternity stuff for new or pregnant women in Riverside County.

Catholic Charities
A wide range of services are offered. A thrift store and clothing closet are on site. This sells furniture, cribs, couches, lights and more. In addition, may have rental assistance and utility assistance. Special Christmas or school supply assistance programs may be offered too. There are free work clothes, school supplies, sneakers, underwear and other goods. More on Catholic Charities clothing programs in Riverside.

  • 3020 Madison St, Riverside, CA 92504. Telephone - (951) 689-1803
  • 52555 Oasis Palm Ave, Coachella, CA 92236. Call 760-342-0157

HELP Inc.
53 South 6th Street, Banning, CA, 92220. Phone: 951-922-2305
Clothing, bus tickets, and baby food and may even have gasoline vouchers for a job interview. Some money for utility bills may be available.

God's Helping Hand Ministries
1040 Tepee Lane, Perris, CA, 92570. Phone - 951-657-3041
There is a furniture bank (beds, mattresses, couches, desks, etc.) and a free clothes closet.

Martha's Village and Kitchen
Main address is 83791 Date Avenue
Indio, CA, 92201
760-347-4741
Several assistance programs are offered. This includes general computer and ESL classes, clothing distribution, baby formula and more.

Fellowship in the Pass
650 Oak Valley Parkway
Beaumont, CA, 92223
Call 951-845-2693

Hemet Seventh Day Adventist Church Community Services
27025 Girard Street
Hemet, CA, 92544
Call 951-929-2632 for information
Services are offered in Spanish too. May have clothing, including uniforms and items for work. General household products may be offered too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coachella Valley Rescue Mission
47518 Van Buren Street
Indio, California, 92201
Call 760-347-3512
In addition to clothing, shoes, and coats, diapers, baby food and formula are also provided when available.

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha
Main address - 157 West Nicolet Street
Banning, CA, 92220
951-849-2434

Jordan Outreach Ministries International
50930 Calhoun Street
Coachella, CA, 92236
760-398-3352
The low income and working poor can access emergency supplies and services such as clothing, food, personal hygiene items, baby products, and more.

Idyllwild HELP Center
26330 State Highway 243
Idyllwild, California, 92549
951-659-2110

 

By Jon McNamara

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