Free clothing closets, furniture, and back to school supplies in Nashville and Davidson County.
Non-profit organizations in Davidson County distribute free clothes, furniture and other household goods or stuff to the low-income. There may be clothes for work, free school supplies for students or everyday wear. Charities that operate furniture banks or clothing closets may also pass out free school uniforms or birthday toys, and some locations in Nashville even give furniture or major household goods including appliances. Some items are free and others may be sold at a reduced price. Each charity or center will have conditions that need to be met by applicants.
The centers offer assistance programs. They vary by clothing or furniture bank or thrift store, but many provide free or low cost clothing, back to school supplies or uniforms, household goods and more for people who need it. While the available items depend on what has been donated to a clothing center or thrift shop, this will impact what is on on hand at any given time. Free furniture banks also help low income families in Davidson County. The items offered will change from day to day.
Donations and contributions are always needed in the Nashville area. So centers may provide children's or work clothes, maternity items or shoes as well as other free stuff. Donate and give back if you can. Another focus is on helping people gain a job, so clothes for an interview, or job programs may be offered too, and locate free employment resources in Tennessee.
Where to get free stuff in Davidson County TN area
Adventist Community Service Center
403 Gallatin Pike S, Madison, Tennessee 37115. Phone number is (615) 860-6001
Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc.
2806 McGavock Pk, Nashville, Tennessee 37214. Call (615) 352-3087.
A number of social services are offered, including the possibility of limited financial aid for needs such as rent or utilities. The charity may also have new or gently used secondhand clothing. Baby items are available as well. This can include layettes for young children up to 24 months old as well as infants or other bedroom furniture/cribs. Parents need to be able to prove that they can't afford to buy clothing on their own at standard retail prices. More on Catholic Charity assistance programs in Nashville.
1041 28th Ave N, Nashville, Tennessee 37208. Call (615) 329-1523
The non-profit may be able to distribute donated, new or gently used clothing for people who need help. Exchange services are available at the center too.
Goodlettsville Help Center
Location is 108 Depot St., Goodlettsville, TN 37072. Dial (615) 859-4706
Low income and working poor clients can receive clothing at most twice per year, and the aid is seasonal by nature. Other items may include linens, shoes, work uniforms, small furniture or household and items for people who were impacted by a disaster such as a fire. In addition, the center accepts donations of new or gently used clothing, small household items, shoes, toys, and baby clothing. No large furniture is available.
East Nashville Cooperative Ministry
3115 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 37216. Dial (615) 540-0122
Sells gently used clothing from a thrift store, and items are sold at a very low price. Can also pass out free clothes or personal stuff to people faced with a crisis.
North Nashville Outreach of the Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc.
The Mcgruder Family Resource Center is at 2013 25th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208. Dial (615) 242-1554 to reach the clothing closet on site.
They help single and pregnant moms (including maternity clothes or pregnancy testing), furniture, financial aid and more.
Christian Co-operative Ministry
201 Madison St, Madison, Tennessee 37115. Call (615) 868-4865
Only provides household goods and clothing to people who live in the zip code of 37115. Kids and students may be given free book bags, backpacks, and other goods.
Lifelines Outreach Ministries, First Baptist Church
Main location is 719 Gallatin Pk S, Madison, TN 37115. Dial (615) 868-9370 or (615) 884-2199
810 NW Broad Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37129. Call (615) 584-9029
They help women in Davidson County and nearby region. There is free work clothes, hygiene supplies, shoes, dresses, purses and other goods.
Broken Restored Redeemed Ministries
A free clothing closet is at 107 Imperial Boulevard, Hendersonville, TN 37075. Call (833) 334-6630
Everything from free clothes to work items, financial help, food and more is offered. There are free hygiene supplies, work uniforms, boots, underwear and school items for students or adult workers.
Gleaners House - Thrift Store
121 North Washington Street, Henderson, TN 38340. Call (731) 983-0377
Low cost, genetly used clothes, furniture and appliances are sold.
GraceWorks Ministries (Williamson County)
104 Southwest Parkway, Franklin, TN 37064. Call (615) 794-9055
Free personal or household stuff is offered to the low income, disabled and others in Williamson County. Small furniture items, clothing vouchers, gift cards, kitchen utensils or small appliances and more.
Hispanic Family Foundation
Address is 3955 Nolensville Road, Nashville, TN 37211. Call (615) 562-2222
Maplewood High Family Resource Center
They ONLY help families in the Maplewood High School District. 401 Walton Ln, Nashville, TN 37216. Dial (615) 262-6770
Get free back to school supplies, eye glasses, clothes, food and counseling. There are financial literacy programs, tutoring, information on laptops and other services.
Metro Action Commission
Address is 800 2nd Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37201. Call (615) 862-8860
Clothes, free AC units, grant and other support in Davidson County.
Nashville regional Salvation Army social services
A few centers are in the region. Seasonal assistance (free school supply giveaways, Christmas and birthday toys, Easter, etc.) are offered. There is also vouchers for furniture, free clothing bank and food pantry, shelter, and other hygiene supplies. More on Salvation Army Davidson County TN.
St Luke's Community House
5601 New York Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209. Dial (615) 350-7893
Get free clothes, diapers, birthday toys, and more. Jeans, sneakers, socks, boots, winter coats and more. There is free tax preparation, child care, meals and more.
Pearl Cohn Family Resource Center
Location is 915 38th Ave N., Nashville, TN 37209. Dial (615) 321-8366
Ladies of Charity Welfare Agency, Inc.
2212 State St, Nashville, TN 37203. You need to dial (615) 327-3430 to make an appointment.
No walk ins are accepted.
Christian Community Outreach Center
209 Bridgeway Ave, Old Hickory, Tennessee 37138. Telephone number is (615) 847-4996
Runs a number of assistance programs for the needy and low income in Davidson County. They also give students from kindergarten to high school free shoes, book bags, and other emergency school supplies.
Mental Health Cooperative
275 Cumberland Bend, Nashville, TN 37228. Dial (615) 743-1555
Accepts clothing and items from the public and will residents the goods to the working poor, children, and others who need help. A wide variety of free stuff may be offered based on donation levels.
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
211 N 11th St, Nashville, TN 37206. Call (615) 601-1433 or Main phone number is (615) 262-5531
A clothes closet is on site. Children can get school supplies, backpacks, diapers, and other goods from the church.
Granny White Church of Christ
3805 Granny White Pike, Nashville, TN 37204. Call (615) 292-6679
May have warm coats during the fall or winter. Grandparents raising kids in Davidson County may get free goods.
Mobile Loaves and Fishes
5904 California Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37209. Main number is (615) 460-0172
A free food pantry, clothing bank, and school assistance program are run. A low cost thrift store is also open to the general public. Beds, tables, lamps, small appliances and other furniture may be sold.
Catholic Charities of East Tennessee
3227 Division Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37919
Has an on site Pregnancy Help Center that offers maternity clothing to moms and new baby's too. There is also food, financial aid, boos, and household furniture for low income Davidson County families.
Hope Restoration Ministries
Pregnancy Support Center
Address: 745 S. Church St, Ste 801
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
The center provides maternity and baby clothing, diapers, cribs, strollers, etc. to low income individuals in need of help with stuff for a new-born, infant, or baby.
Davidson County Relative Caregiver Program
201 23rd Avenue N
Nashville, TN 37203
Only relative caregivers who are existing clients. 615-340-9742
Note they only support relative caregiver families who are enrolled in their program. They also provide case management, community resource navigation, youth enrichments, and emergency financial aid. This is in addition to furniture, home furnishings, food, clothing, and other household goods. Some vouchers may be offered so people can get the goods for free, while other goods are sold at a low cost.
The Samaritan Center
9231 Lee Highway
Ooltewah, Tennessee 37363
A large number of resources are offered by this non-profit, social service agency center. Receive furniture, emergency assistance with basic needs (rent, utilities, medicine) and more. The location also runs a thrift store and a so called Toy Connection for free Christmas assistance. Children, senior citizens, and the disabled are some of the primary beneficiaries. A health clinic is also on site. Or call for referrals.
Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee
Main address is 50 Vantage Way Suite 101
Nashville, TN 37228
Focus on helping newborns, infants, and pregnant mothers. Diapers, baby clothing, and Neonatal care is offered.
Pregnancy Support Center
745 S. Church St, Ste 801
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130
Call (615) 893-0228
The location passes out free cribs, car seats, maternity clothes and other stuff for new or pregnant mothers.