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Dane County and Madison free clothes, back to school supplies and furniture.

Clothing closets are located across Dane County. Based on the clients applicant and needs, there may be new and/or gently used clothes, back to school supplies. household goods, baby items, furniture for a home and more for Madison as well as other county residents that are in need. Each center relies on volunteers and some of those individuals work at a center to gain work experience

The charities as well as churches that offer these programs collects donations from the public. Based on what has been received, the Madison County centers will distributes items. What may be provided to qualified low income families includes, but is not limited to, furniture, clothing for work, household goods items, school supplies or uniforms, holiday decorations, free birthday toys and other goods. All items which are provided in Dane County are only available based on donations. If the agencies below can't help, then find other sources of free items.

Community Action Coalition For South Central Wisconsin
Main address is 1717 N Stoughton Road
Madison, WI 53704
Dial (608) 246-4768 for hours.
A free clothing center is available, with a focus on helping the unemployed or people that need goods for work. The items are available in multiple sizes and clothes are offered for people of all ages. Dresses, suits, briefcases, slacks and other clothes may be given out for free. Children may be given books, educational goods, or free back to school supplies or clothes for school.

Countryside Communities Center
11010 Blackhawk Drive
Blue Mounds, WI 53517
Phone number: (608) 437-2213
When qualified, a family or individual can stop by the charity weekly. A furniture as well as clothing bank are on site.




Cambridge Area Resource Team
223 Jefferson St Ste 1
Cambridge, Wisconsin 53523
Phone number: (608) 423-1423
Many items are available from the Treasure Room. Furniture such as beds, clothes, appliances, cribs, and more are for the needy.

Waunakee Neighborhood Connection
Address is 208 South Century Avenue
Waunakee, Wisconsin 53597
Main phone - (608) 849-5740
This is a “free store” for residents of Waunakee only. Clothes, toys including boos or puzzles, diapers, small appliances, and more is given. In addition the clothing closet has kitchen items such as pots, pans, utensils, and other supplies.





Madison and regional Salvation Army Family Stores
A combination of low cost and free goods are offered. There are back to school supplies, shoes, tablets, and more for kids. Students can also get books, winter jackets, and other free clothes. Other resources range from Christmas to birthday toys, low cost gently used furniture, cribs for kids, and even emergency financial aid. Find more details on Salvation Army programs in Dane County.

Covenant Lutheran Church
Main address: 1525 North Van Buren Street
Stoughton, WI 53589
(608) 873-7494
Free clothes range from baby or infant attire to work clothing. One bag of supplies can be given only.

The River Clothing Closet and Food Pantry
2201 Darwin Road
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
Dial (608) 442-8815

Community Clothes Closet
Main address is 102 E Lincoln St
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin 53572
(608) 437-6114
Clients can shop for what they need from the clothing closet. There may be shoes, winter coats, bedding, school backpacks or supplies, and more. The non-profit will provide free items to some people.

Middleton Outreach Ministry
Address is 3502 Parmenter Street
Middleton, WI 53562
Telephone number - (608) 836-7338
Summer, winter, spring, and fall attire is all available. There is maternity clothing for pregnant women, diapers, shoes, professional business clothes, and other supplies passed out weekly.

Bethel Lutheran Church
312 Wisconsin Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
(608) 257-3577

East Madison Community Center
8 Straubel Court
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 249-0861
Both food and clothes are available in Dane County. There are also household items, furniture, winter coats for seniors or kids, and other clothing items.





Saint Vincent De Paul Society Of Madison
Address: 2033 Fish Hatchery Road
Madison, WI 53713
Main phone: (608) 257-0919 ext. 3
The church has a clothing voucher program. Families living in poverty, single moms, and the low income can apply to the Service Center. Vouchers for furniture, such as beds, may be given to the low income as well as working poor. Both free clothes, financial aid, and even small toys or school uniforms for kids may be offered.

By Jon McNamara











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