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Free clothing closets, school supplies and furniture El Paso County Colorado.

Learn how low income El Paso County families can receive free clothes or other items (furniture, diapers, cribs, school supplies, appliances, etc.) from a non-profit clothing closet or furniture banks. Others from the Colorado Springs area can shop for low priced goods at a thrift store. The goal of many of these centers, which are often run by non-profits or local churches, is to provide basic goods at a low cost or free stuff to help people free up their money for other needs.

The items available for sale, or given out for free, will vary and often change. There may be back to school supplies during the fall, or winter clothing during the colder months in El Paso County. Clients may receive everything free free or low cost shoes, attire for work, backpacks for school for their children, furniture including beds and much more. If someone does not qualify for assistance, then they can always turn to a thrift store for reduced priced items. Or there are other options, such as the United Way for free school supplies.

Ecumenical Social Ministries
Location is 201 N Weber St.
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80903
Call 719-636-1916
The center has mostly men's clothing, but some very limited attire may be for women. There is no children clothing available from ESM.

Southgate Ecumenical Resource Center (SERC)
Address: 1615 E Cheyenne Rd
Colorado Springs, CO, 80905
Dial 719-761-0833
A number of assistance programs are available. They include a free furniture bank and clothing closet. There may be winter boots, bookbags and other free school supplies, hats, gloves, diapers, and much more. Other goods may be beds for kids, laptops for students, desks, couches, kitchen supplies and other small furniture items.




High Plains Helping Hands
7375 Adventure Way
Colorado Springs, CO, 80923
Dial 719-495-3123
Free stuff may be offered for seniors, the disabled, unemployed and low-income in El Paso County.

God's Pantry Ministry
102 N Main St
Fountain, Colorado, 80817
Up to 30 clothing items may be passed out per month, based on donations. This can include school supplies, notebooks, and clothes for work. Work uniforms, briefcases, food, and more is also available.

Westside Cares (WSC)
2808 W Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO, 80904
Telephone - 719-389-0759
The charity partners with Goodwill of El Paso Colorado to give vouchers for acquiring gently used clothes. Goodwill furniture, which is gently used and includes items such as couches or tables, may also be offered - sometimes for free.

Catholic Charities of Central Colorado
Address is 14 W Bijou
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80903
A thrift store may have furniture, clothing, food boxes and children goods and toys, appliances items, and more. They also offer social services and limited financial aid. They also have layettes, baby diapers, and a free formula referral service. More on Catholic Charities El Paso County Colorado.





Crossfire Ministries
Address: 2120 E La Salle
Colorado Springs, CO, 80909
Main phone - 719-447-1806

Reach Pikes Peak
Address: 501 E Iowa Ave
Fountain, Colorado, 80817
Free clothing or school supplies are given to a small area. Assistance is available from the non-profit up to 3 times per year.

Mercy's Gate
4360 Montebello Dr
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80918
For hours, dial 719-277-7470

Central Seventh Day Adventist Church
1305 N Union Bvld
Colorado Springs, CO, 80909
Address is 719-634-1682

Looking Good / Feeling Better - Teens With Promise
The agency supports teenagers in Pikes Peak. Free clothing includes interview wear, winter coats, and even items such as dresses for a prom.

Overcomer's International Ministry
411 Lakewood Cir
Colorado Springs, CO, 80910
Phone - 719-646-5354
Supplies from the clothing closet may be shoes, coats, winter hats, school uniforms, supplies, and more.

Springs Rescue Mission
1 W Las Vegas St
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
Dial 719-632-1822
Both a thrift store and clothing bank is on site, including for the homeless in El Paso County.





Women's Resource Agency (WRA) - Suit-Up for Success program
750 Citadel Drive E
Colorado Springs, CO, 80909

Salvation Army of Colorado Springs region
A leading church - charity. Everything from emergency financial aid to a free school supply giveaway even (elementary to high school kids), shelter, diapers, warm winter blankets, and Christmas toys are offered. Continue with Colorado Springs Salvation Army assistance programs.

Discover Goodwill thrift stores
Circle Center address is 2007 S Circle Dr, dial 719-635-1215
West Center is at 2304 W Colorado Ave, dial 719-633-8794
The centers may also pass out vouchers to use at other clothing banks in El Paso County.

Native American can contact Walking Shield, Inc.
Address is 3150 N Nevada Ave.
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80907
Programs include clothing, medical supplies, household goods, furniture, paper products, and more.

The Resource Exchange (TRE)
418 S Weber St
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80903
Dial 719-380-1100
Gently used clothes, furniture, electronics, books, and more is on site at the non-profit.

Seventh Day Adventist Community Center
1305 N Union Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO, 80909
Clothing closet is open twice per month. Free diapers, uniforms, shoes or sneakers (including for students), briefcases, and much more.

Eastern Plains Community Pantry
701 4th St
Calhan, Colorado, 80808
Telephone - 719-347-2976

High Plains Helping Hands
Address is 7375 Adventure Way
Colorado Springs, CO, 80923
Diapers, school supplies, toys, and more are from the clothing closet on site. Clients are low income and working poor families. There is also free furniture for an apartment and medical equipment for seniors or the disabled.


By Jon McNamara

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