Contra Costa County free clothing closets, school supplies and thrift stores.

Clothing closets in the Contra Costa California region provide families with free goods, including household supplies, furniture, coats, school supplies, shoes, general clothing, and more. What is available at each center will vary based on donations from the community and the time of the year. Many of the Contra Costa locations also have limited hours and are only open some days of the week, so it is recommend to call in advance.

In addition to clothing, social workers and volunteers will try to address other needs. Everything from free birthday toys to kids to books, school or work uniforms, or beds for a home new may be offered. In addition, this can include referrals to government programs or other regional non-profits in Contra Costa County. Some of the clothing banks will also provide food, diapers, formula, furniture, or similar items. Once again, this will vary be center and location.

Thousands of local families turn to the local thrift stores and the free clothing as well as furniture banks every year. If you are struggling then please do no hesitate to ask for assistance. If not qualified, or the items you need are not offered, then find other sources of free stuff.

Hillcrest Church
Address is 404 Gregory Lane
Pleasant Hill, California 94523
Telephone number is (925) 689-0550
An on site clothing closet offers free clothes to qualified people from the community. Goods are offered for people of all sizes. Other items passed out include bedding and linens to low income/homeless. in some cases, emergency furniture programs can help low income families, immigrants, and newcomers to Contra Costa County.

 

 

 

 

Antioch Ministerial Fellowship
Main address is 2507 San Jose Drive
Antioch, CA 94509
(925) 757-1672
A free clothing closet and food pantry is offered. During the summer and fall volunteers work to offer students free back to school supplies, book bags, and other goods.

Birthright
Primary location is 3106 Clayton Road
Concord, CA 94519
(800) 550-4900
Contra Costa families receive maternity and baby clothes, free pregnancy testing, diapers, baby formula and food donations. Also get information and referrals to help with other issues such as legal, medical, financial, and housing needs. Programs offered regardless of age, income, and religion.
Another center is located at 857-2nd Street, Suite D in Brentwood, California 94513. Call (800) 550-4900

 

 

 

 

St. Vincent De Paul Society
Main address is 2210 Gladstone Drive
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Call (925) 439-5060
This charity and its partner churches provide services including information, crisis management and referral. Free clothing may be offered as well low cost goods from a thrift store. The agency also helps people find a job and coordinates employment opportunities and on-the-job-training. Other goods include clothes for work or a job interview, including a suit, dress, uniform, or more. Continue with St. Vincent de Paul assistance programs Contra Costa County.

Leftovers Thrift Shop, part of the Contra Costa Crisis Center
Location is 2281 Olympic Boulevard
Walnut Creek, California 94595
(925) 930-9393
The center sells to people, regardless of their income, used clothing, collectibles, jewelry, housewares, linens, and even books.

The Salvation Army - Concord Corps
3950 Clayton Road
Concord, California 94521
(925) 676-6180
May have free Christmas assistance including toys and gifts. School supplies such as backpacks and clothing may be offered too. The low income from Contra Costa may also qualify for emergency assistance for bills or other costs.

Wardrobe for Opportunity
Primary address is 2051 Harrison Street, Suite A
Concord, CA 94520
(510) 463-4100
Receive free or low cost quality business clothing appropriate for the professional workplace, job interviews, or work with a specialist on career development support. Some basic furniture items may be passed out too, even including free laptops, desks, or educational type supplies.
A second location is at 570-14th Street, Suite 5 in Oakland, California 94610. It also serves Contra Costa County. Call (510) 463-4100 for intake.

 

 

 

Grace Bible Fellowship Church
Main address is 3109 Lone Tree Way
Antioch, California 94509
Call (925) 522-2017

Contra Costa County and Bay area free furniture bank
The charity help low income families, the underemployed, elderly, and people that are struggling. A bunch of free stuff may be given out. Furniture ranges from appliances to kitchen tables, beds, car seats, medical equipment, lamps, nightstands and much more. The goods will be gently used, but free to qualified families. they work with multiple agencies, including Seneca Family of Agencies, Social Services, Compass Family Services, Bridges of Hope, Bay Legal Services, and many others. Dial 211 for referrals.

Antioch location of Salvation Army
Location 620 East Tregallas Road
Antioch, CA 94509
Main number is (510) 262-0500
This non-profit offers many of the same programs as the Salvation Army indicated above, including free School Clothing, Tutoring Services, Camps, Utility Service Payment Assistance, Christmas Support, coats and shoes and more. A thrift store is on site too.

Calli House: Homeless Shelter for Youth - CCHS
Address is 845-B Brookside Drive
Richmond, CA 94801
Dial (800) 610-9400

North Richmond Family Service Center - CCC EHSD
1535 Third Street, Suite D
North Richmond, California 94801
Call (510) 374-7111

GRIP - Souper Center, West County Resource Center
165 22nd Street
Richmond, CA 94801
(510) 233-2141 x310
Laundry Facilities are for low income families. There is also Clothing for work or year round use, Case/Care Management, free Personal Hygiene items including diapers and more is offered.

 

 

 

 

Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church
Location is 1801 Lacassie Avenue
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Main phone number is (925) 937-3978

American Red Cross of the Bay Area - Contra Costa Service Center
Location 1300 Alberta Way
Concord, CA 94521
(925) 603-7413
For people impacted by a disaster, such as a fire, flood, or other event, may be able to get help such as furniture, vouchers for clothing, shelter and more. Couches, beds, tables, appliances, and more is given out. The location partners with other agencies and government programs in Contra Costs and California too.

 

By Jon McNamara

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