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Eastern, northern, and central Indiana free clothing closets, furniture and school supplies

The greater Indiana region has a number of free clothing closets, furniture banks and distribution centers. Low income families can get free back to school supplies or backpacks, clothes for work, free winter coats, furniture for a home or apartment and so much more. Locations are available across the state, including in eastern, central, and northern Indiana. Hundreds of lower income and unemployed families get assistance from the non-profits every month.

Most sites can help meet basic needs, which includes clothes for everyday use. Winter coats, boots, shoes, and casual items may be offered as well as items for school. The household goods range from pots and pans to beds, appliances and more. If your income is low enough then the clothes can be provided for free. Otherwise families may need to pay a minimal cost or turn to a thrift store.

Many of the clothing centers in Indiana also offer seasonal and other assistance programs. For example, during Christmas children may receive special holiday gifts or toys. School supplies may also be offered during the fall or later summer months, including backpacks, laptops, or uniforms. No matter the month or season the non-profits and volunteers that work at them try to meet the families basic needs.

The entire region is supported by clothing centers as well as furniture banks. They are located in Fayette, Miami, Elkhart, Lake, Pike, Orange, Howard, Allen and many other Indiana counties. If a site is not near you then they may provide referrals as well. Locate Salvation Army assistance programs in Indiana, as many of them give out free clothes and back to school supplies.

Operation Love Ministries
Address is 620 East 21st Street
Anderson, Indiana 46016
(765) 644-2121
Distributes household items, clothing, furniture, and medical supplies to Madison County families in need of help. Some low income and/or single parents can get books, educational supplies, bookbags and other school supplies during an annual giveaway.




The Christian Center
625 Main Street
Anderson, Indiana 46016
Telephone - (765) 649-4264
Vouchers are passed out for shopping at the local thrift store. Clothing, winter coats, small household goods, and maybe furniture is offered. There is also a free furniture bank. Get couches, tables, and more is passed out. Applicants will need proof of public assistance from the federal government or state Indiana.

Project Help Of Steuben County
Main location is 711 East Harcourt
Angola, IN 46703
Main number is (260) 665-9697
Gently used clothing, basic furniture, school supplies and more is offered to working poor and low income residents.

Shelter Ministries of DeKalb County
315 East 7th Street
Auburn, Indiana 46706
(260) 437-0432

Ark Food Pantry/Clothing closet
125 Baum Street
Avilla, Indiana 46710
(260) 897-3627
Food, clothes for work or school, summer attire, sneakers, and more is offered.

Wells County Food & Clothing Bank
1254 South Main
Bluffton, IN 46714
Dial (260) 827-0053 for hours.
May have some clothing items that were donated to the center.

Helping Hands
105 South Main Street
Bourbon, IN 46504
(574) 342-5765
Provides school clothing, shoes, uniforms and supplies (such as notebooks) to students.





Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church - Old Church
Address is 53013 County Road 19
Bristol, Indiana 46507
Telephone - (574) 848-4880
The center has free baby items, diapers, children's, and adult clothing for all in need in Elkhart County.

Cambridge City Christian Church
106 West Church Street
Cambridge City, IN 47327
(765) 478-5123
Provides free gently used clothing, holiday goods, and household items (such as small kitchen appliances) to the needy and seniors.

Blue River Community Harvest
Location is 9462 North Carthage
Carthage, IN 46115
Call (765) 565-6960

First Baptist Church Of Centerville
109 Mattie Harris Road
Centerville, Indiana 47330
Call (765) 855-3114 for intake.
The assistance at this eastern-northern charity is for qualified low income families and the elderly. Free clothes, food, a low cost thrift store, and more is available.

First Church Of God Non-food Pantry (Whitley)
1200 West Depoy Drive
Columbia City, IN 46725
(260) 244-5959

Faith Victory Church
1703 Home Avenue
Columbus, Indiana 47201
Call (812) 372-6625
May have free clothing to those in need. Vouchers for the working poor are available through Love Chapel and the local United Way.

First United Methodist Church
Address of clothing bank is 729 Central Avenue
Connersville, Indiana 47331
(765) 825-8506
Provides free clothing to income qualified Fayette County families.

Crothersville Baptist Church
Main address: 309 East Main Street
Crothersville, IN 47229
(812) 793-2310
A thrift store offers gently used clothing at reasonable prices and also gives free clothing to those from Jackson County in need. They also partner with Works Goodwill in Seymour to provide vouchers. Lamps, electronics, desks, and other furniture is offered.

Hope Chest
127 South 2nd Street
Decatur, Indiana 46733
(260) 724-9774
Among items passed out includes children's clothing, coats and shoes.

God First Ministries - East Chicago
Address is 801 East Chicago Avenue
East Chicago, Indiana 46312
Main number - (219) 378-1965

Salvation Army East Chicago Service Center
513 West Chicago Avenue
East Chicago, IN 46312
Call (219) 398-2939
Assistance includes free clothing, school supplies, and Christmas assistance such as toys. All aid is passed out on a case-by-case basis. The non-profit also provides free school supplies in August when funding allows. This may be pens, pencils, backpacks, uniforms and so much more.

Orphan Grain Train
11670 S County Road 340 East
Elizabethtown, IN 47232
Bartholomew County residents may receive clothing, toys, bikes, medical supplies, household items, furniture, appliances, and other items. Applicants need a referral for a social worker.





Bethel Assembly Of God
Location of center is 600 East Bristol Street
Elkhart, Indiana 46514
(574) 264-1892
The non-profit charity offers many services. Among them include free coats for children whose families cannot afford them. Angel Tree, Christmas gifts, toys, and other personal hygiene type goods are passed out.

Church Without Walls, Emerge Ministries
731 Wagner Avenue
Elkhart, IN 46516
(574) 293-0776
Resources include free clothing, winter coats and shoes for all ages of residents. In addition, the site may have perishable and nonperishable food for persons in need.

Faith Community Church
30046 County Road 16
Elkhart, IN 46516
(574) 674-8494
Runs a non-profit clothing pantry. The location may have baby, children's, adult, and maternity clothing, among other supplies. Single, low income mothers or parents are some of the main clients.

Guidance Ministries
Main address is 216 North 2nd Street
Elkhart, Indiana 46516
Telephone - (574) 296-7192
Baby clothing, food and hygiene items are typically offered.

Susanna's Kitchen
Address of clothing closet is 431 South 3rd Street
First Congregational Church
Elkhart, Indiana 46516
Main phone - (574) 522-5893

New Hope United Methodist Church of Elkhart County
28765 County Road 4 West
Elkhart, IN 46514
(574) 262-9341 ext. 397
Clothing, household items, free toiletries and more may be offered from the clothing bank.

Farmland Friends Church
8311 West State Road 32
Farmland, Indiana 47340
(765) 468-6485

Abundant Life Clothing / Resource Bank
3301 East Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
(260) 432-0014
Covers Allen County. A wide variety of resources are offered. This may be shoes, belts, free socks, briefcases for work and more. Students of all ages, kindergarten to high school, can get free uniforms for school, calculators, hats, and other supplies.

Adventist Community Services
228 West Lexington Avenue
Fort Wayne, IN 46807
Call (260) 745-1594







Avalon Food Pantry
Address: 7103 Priemere Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46819
(260) 747-1531
May also have clothing for those in need.

His Blessings Food/Clothing Bank
1223 East Wayne Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46803
Dial (260) 267-9154

Inasmuch Ministry (Broadway Christian Church)
930 Broadway Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Call the Allen County center at (260) 423-2347
A furniture bank and clothing closet are on site.

Four Star Assembly Of God
5641 West Mulberry Jefferson Road
Frankfort, Indiana 46041
(765) 296-8133
Runs a community giveaway of used clothing, household goods and furniture.

Human Services, Johnson County
460 North Morton Street, Suite B
Franklin, IN 46131
(317) 736-0755

St Martin's House (Dekalb County)
Address - 308-12 South Peters Street
Garrett, IN 46738
Call (260) 357-3122
The Clothes Closet on site gives out free clothing of all sizes for teenagers, babies, newborns, children and adults. Some cleaning and personal hygiene items are also provided when available.

Allen Chapel CME Church
836 East 21st Avenue
Gary, IN 46407
Call (219) 883-7777

Sojourner Truth House
410 West 13th Avenue
Gary, Indiana 46407
(219) 885-2282
Distributes women's clothing to the general public. Dresses, slacks, blouses and more to very low income and/or working women.

The Window
223 South Main Street
Goshen, Indiana 46526
Telephone - (574) 533-9680

Decatur County Ecumenical Agape Center
833 North Lincoln Street
Greensburg, IN 47240

The Refuge
Main address is 65 Airport Parkway, Suite 110
The Hope Centre
Greenwood, IN 46143
Call (317) 889-7338
Offers free clothing and food to Johnson County persons in need. Based on donations to the clothing bank, the site may have personal hygiene items, fresh food and clothing in all sizes.

Operation Care of Lake County
1300 North Broad Street
Griffith, IN 46319
(219) 838-2295
The goal is to provide free basic needs. Whether it is a bed or kitchen supplies for a new apartment, or free winter coats for seniors or kids, help is offered. Both free furniture banks and clothing closets help the poor, low income or struggling.

Christian Fellowship Church
Address: 605 165th Street
Hammond, Indiana 46323
Dial (219) 931-5177





Innermission Inc.
5670 Sohl Avenue
Hammond, IN 46320
(219) 933-7013
Volunteers and donated clothes are always needed at this clothing closet. Call for hours.

Society Of Saint Vincent De Paul - Saint Casimir Church
4340 Johnson Avenue
Hammond, Indiana 46327
(219) 933-0100
Also runs a thrift store.

Career Closet, Huntertown United Methodist Church
16021 Lima Road
Huntertown, Indiana 46748
Call (260) 637-3798
The location offers the low income and income qualified a referral based clothing ministry ready to provide those in need of clothing assistance. May also have kitchen/bath needs, home decor, etc. Referrals are offered too.

Love In The Name Of Christ (Huntington County)
715 Byron Street
Huntington, IN 46750
Call the clothing bank at (260) 356-0933
Love Inc. is a major faith based charity. Referrals are given to financial aid. They may also have hygiene supplies, diapers, free clothes for work or school, some small furniture and so much more. Hot meals and Christmas help is offered too.

Pendleton First United Methodist Church
Location is 301 North Alfonte Street in Madison County
Ingalls, IN 46048
Telephone - (765) 778-8074

Coordinated Assistance Ministries, Cam - Kokomo
210 North Market
Kokomo, IN 46901
Call the center at (765) 434-0687

First Congregational Church
505 West Mulberry Street
Kokomo, Indiana 46901
Call the Howard County non-profit at (765) 452-8285

Grace Memorial Church
1417 North Delphos Street
Kokomo, IN 46901
(765) 457-2749

Kokomo Urban Outreach
Address: 1708 South Home Avenue
Kokomo, Indiana 46902
Telephone - (765) 457-1983

Saint Joan Catholic Church - Saint Vincent De Paul
208 South Union
Kokomo, Indiana 46901
(765) 868-2149
Clothing, food, and cleaning products are also available. Working with other churches and charities, St. Vincent has other resources too, such as referrals, information on housing and financial aid for rent, and more Low cost furniture, vouchers and gift cards are all offered too..

Kokomo - Salvation Army - Howard County
3742 South Reed Road
Kokomo, IN 46902
(765) 456-3846
The non-profit and its case managers have furniture, free clothing, household goods and appliances at less than retail. When possible, the center can assists families with furniture. A thrift store is open for people in northeaster Indiana too. There are also free Christmas toys from Angel Tree, emergency financial help, diapers and of course an annual free school supply even for kids.

Wayman Chapel Ame Church
920 Apperson Way North
Kokomo, IN 46901
(765) 452-0228

Grace Baptist Church
2502 Monroe Street
La Porte, Indiana 46350
(219) 362-2560
Distributes gently used clothing to the needy twice a month. In addition, the church can provide help for fire, floods and other disaster victims.

Clothes And Food Basket Of Lagrange County
202 North Detroit Street
Lagrange, Indiana 46761
(260) 463-7974
Income qualified clients who are eligible for assistance may visit the clothing closet at most once per month. They can receive children's clothing, free Christmas gifts, school items, and other supplies.

Caring Center
Mai address 1230 Ransdell Court
Lebanon, IN 46052
(765) 482-2020
The location runs a clothing bank and food pantry. It is available to those facing poverty and low income who can’t pay for goods on their own. The charity can have household items, such as small appliances, beds or free winter clothes for kids or the elderly.

Love In The Name Of Christ (Love Inc) Of Greater Boone County
Location is 817 West Pearl Street
Lebanon, IN 46052
Call (765) 482-6144
It offers gently used baby, adult and children's clothing, shoes, and coats. Items in Boone County also include linens, bedding, houseware, kitchenware, small kitchen appliances, and decorative items.

Red Barn
Main location is 146 East Morgan Street
Martinsville, IN 46151
(765) 342-9063

Cross Bars Ministries of St Joseph County
Address: 1102 Union Street
Mishawaka, IN 46544
(574) 204-2813

Penn Township Food and Clothing Pantry
Main address is 315 Lincoln Way West
Mishawaka, IN 46544
Telephone - (574) 259-3489





Churches In Mission
27 South Indiana Street
Mooresville, IN 46158
Main number is (317) 831-3987

Center Chapel Methodist Church
900 West Royerton Road
Muncie, Indiana 47303
Main number - (765) 288-9490

Muncie Mission Ministries
1725 South Liberty Street
Muncie, Indiana 47302
(765) 288-9122 ext. 377

Family Christian Development Center
151 South Locke Street
Nappanee, Indiana 46550
Telephone number is (574) 773-2149
Provides clothing, uniforms, free school items and related goods to the Wa-Nee School District.

Brown County Community Closet
284 S Van Buren Street, Suite C
Nashville, IN 47448
Call (812) 988-6003

God's Grace
602 North State Road 135
Nashville, IN 47448
Main number is (812) 988-9764

Salvation Army Henry County
2500 Washington Street
New Castle, IN 47362
(765) 529-1303
Programs include a thrift store, clothing closet, shelter, and emergency financial support. As with most Salvation Army centers in northern and Eastern Indiana, they offer so much more. Homeless shelters, free hot meals, winter boots or hats, school book bags or computers, and more.

Westminster Community Center
2600 C Avenue
New Castle, Indiana 47362
(765) 529-5124
Provides both gently used clothing and food to individuals, senior citizens and families in need in Henry County.

Christ Community Christian Church
Clothing center is 772 North 10 Street
Noblesville, IN 46060
Primary phone - (317) 773-2719

Loving Hands Food And Clothing Pantry, Saint Vincent De Paul Center, Hamilton County
1391 Greenfield Avenue
Noblesville, Indiana 46060
Telephone number is (317) 773-7608

Jennings County Saint Vincent De Paul Society
Main address: 10 East O & M Avenue
North Vernon, Indiana 47265
Call (812) 346-2576
Provides clothing to families and individuals who can not afford to purchase clothing in Montgomery Township. A low cost or free thrift store for furniture and basic household goods is on site too.

Paoli United Methodist Church
794 East State Road 56
Paoli, Indiana 47454
(812) 723-2965
The agency maintains a free or low cost clothes closet where needy school children and their parents can select from donated winter coats, uniforms, clothing and shoes.





Salvation Army - Peru
82 West 2nd Street
Peru, Indiana 46970
Primary phone - (765) 473-5498
Supports all of Miami County.

Salvation Army (Portland)
123 West Main Street
Portland, Indiana 47371
Phone - (260) 726-4607
Whether free Christmas toys from Angel Tree or a few dollars to pay heating bills, help is offered. Programs include a free food pantry and clothing bank, school supplies, hot meals, case management, and so much more.

House Harvest Ministries
Main address - 306 North 10th Street
Richmond, Indiana 47374
(765) 914-1591

Mount Moriah Baptist Church of Wayne County
1431 South 14th Street
Richmond, IN 47374
Dial (765) 962-5710

Royal Center United Methodist Church
100 Krammer Street
Royal Center, IN 46978
(574) 643-9300
Provides clothing to Royal Center residents on an as needed basis.

Jackson County Clothing Center
207 North Pine Street
Seymour, Indiana 47274
(812) 603-8698

Mustard Seed Free Furniture Banks
3636 Illinois Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
A regional free furniture bank. They operate the Beds4Kids assistance program. They may also have free mattresses, dressers, kitchen tables or chairs, mattresses and many other furniture items.

Praise Fellowship Seventh Day Adventist Church
54301 Maple Lane Avenue
South Bend, Indiana 46635
(574) 271-7378
Provides a free clothing, paper and even food pantry to individuals in need of emergency help in St Joseph County.

Saint Margaret's House
117 North Lafayette
South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 234-7795
Provides assistance, referrals, clothes, and winter attire to St Joseph County Indiana.

Rock Prairie Baptist Church
421 Ash Street
Tipton, Indiana 46072
Main phone - (765) 675-4588

Combined Community Services
Location is 1195 Mariner Drive
Warsaw, Indiana 46582
Telephone: (574) 269-6019

Health Connect
1515 Provident Drive, Suite 240
Warsaw, IN 46580
(574) 372-3500
Senior citizens and the disabled are the main clients. Free medical equipment may be loaned, such as wheelchairs, hand rails, crutches, and so much more.

Open Doors Of Westfield Washington Township - Hamilton County
110 Jersey Street
Westfield, IN 46074
(317) 896-5094
Offers adult and children's clothing, free food, and hygiene products to low-income persons in the community. Students in the town can get school items, backpacks, notebooks, pens or pencils too.

Westport Family Clothes Closet, Baptist Church
202 E Main Street
Westport, Indiana 47283
Call (812) 591-0095
The organization provides clothing twice a year for Decatur County Indiana residents.





Woodburn Community Clothing Bank
4707 Lynnwood
Woodburn, IN 46797
Main phone - (260) 632-3035
Helps residents of Allen County. Shoes, socks, winter hats or gloves, school or work uniforms and more is offered.

By Jon McNamara

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