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Free clothes, furniture, and school supplies Erie County and Buffalo.

Find where to get free clothes, work attire, back to school supplies, furniture and other stuff in Erie County New York. Free clothing closets as well as furniture banks provide items to the low income, seniors, or disabled people. There will be winter coats, couches, appliances, computers and other goods. Find free clothes and furniture near you in Erie County NY.

Many of the programs rely on donations so they have limited resources and they may also focus their help on children, single mothers and people faced with a crisis. The clothing closets and/or furniture banks in Buffalo or the county will be run from churches or charities like the Salvation Army. Get couches, washers or dryers, sneakers, boots, jackets, school or work uniforms and more.

There are also bargain items, and sometimes free vouchers, at a thrift store. The staff and volunteers at these Erie County centers are committed to providing the low income and people with no money or income support, including cheap or free stuff.

Also, during the cold western New York winters, many of the centers may provide free winter coats and boots to children. Other centers may focus on infants, pregnant mothers, and newborns. So there may be free cribs for an infant, diapers or other stuff for the kid. Call a clothing closet or non-profit near you for hours and availability of goods.

Where to get free stuff in Buffalo NY and Erie County

Buffalo City Mission Dick Road Store
510 Dick Road, Depew, NY 14043. Call (716) 681-9128
A bargain thrift store.

Citizens Community Development Corporation
Address: 134 William Street, Buffalo, New York 14204. Call (716) 852-2324
This is a social services organization. Offers advocacy & referrals; free clothes, and community food pantry. The center helps the low income and people faced with poverty get free stuff they need for their home or personal use. The non-profit provides job readiness, GED (Spanish & English), job placement, DSS worksite, English as a Second Language and computer classes. A thrift shop also sells low cost clothing, household goods, and furniture.

 

 

 

City Mission
100 East Tupper Street, Buffalo, NY 14203. Call (716) 854-8181
The homeless may be given free blankets, sleeping bags, and warm weather gear. Some basic furniture and kitchen items may be offered too. The Erie County NY may give free pots and pans, couches, underwear, socks and other goods to the poor or homeless.

True Bethel Charities
A Clothes Closet is at 1288 Fillmore Ave, Buffalo, NY 14211. Call (716) 893-9738
Provides small appliances, some household items, and free clothing in Erie County. There may also be birthday gifts for kids, shoes for school, winter jackets, and other stuff. Some school supply items, such as notebooks, may be offered too.

Roberts Memorial Free Methodist Church Clothing Pantry
Address: 111 South Street, Cattaraugus, NY 14719. Dial (716) 257-3326

Salvation Army of Erie County
There are multiple stores. One address of center is 960 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202. Telephone - (716) 883-9800
Some of assistance programs include a free clothing closets or vouchers. There is also Christmas Assistance from Angel Tree, free winter coats and boots, and a thrift store. There are also free back to school supplies and uniforms for students, book bags, notebooks, and other goods. Some emergency financial aid may be offered as well for bills other basic needs.

Salvation Army Thrift Stores are also available. There are many locations in western New York and Erie County. The public can shop there for gently used goods, including clothing, furniture, couches, fridges or refrigerators, and related items. The lowest income people may be able to get a voucher that they can use to receive their items for free.

Special seasonal programs may be offered during back to school supply drives or provide free gifts, clothing and birthday toys. Other social services may be offered including career counseling and professional work suits and dresses for interviews. Or get birthday toys, backpacks for school, and holiday help, including meals. Call (800) 728-7825, or read more on Salvation Army services in Erie County.

  • 1080 Military Road, Buffalo NY 14217, main phone (716) 875-2533
  • 1089 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Amherst, New York 14226, phone (716) 831-9275
  • 9491 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Niagara Falls, NY 14304, call (716) 297-8281
  • 895 Payne Avenue, North Tonawanda, NY 14120, main phone (716) 692-9836
  • 7000 Transit Road thrift store/clothing closet, Williamsville NY 14221, call (716) 631-9268
  • 278 West Ferry Street, Buffalo New York 14213, main phone (716) 886-4062
  • 2 East Avenue, PO Box 730, Sinclairville  NY 14782. Call (716) 962-2246

 

 

 

 

CAO Emergency Services Division
Main location 45 Jewett Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214. Call (716) 881-5150
Grants, financial aid, free winter clothes for the elderly, food, and other aid is offered from the community action agency. Some household appliances/furniture such as desks for work, computers or laptops may be offered too, including for adult workers or students.

Everywoman Opportunity Center Inc.
237 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14203. Main Phone: (716) 837-2260

Southtowns Christian - Feed My Sheep Ministries
6619 Southwestern Blvd., Lakeview, NY 14085. Call (716) 627-2183
Clothing and food may be offered for Hamburg, Lakeview, Eden, and Evans. Winter hats, books, diapers, and more can be passed out to low income Erie County families.

Love In the Name of Christ
62 East Main Street, Springville NY, 14141-0156. Call (716) 592-3761
May be able to assist with clothing, car repairs, transportation, furniture, emergency shelter, financial assistance and more. Areas covered include West Valley, East Otto, Colden and Erie County .They offer a clearning house, which also includes a free furniture bank for appliances, bedroom sets, computers, desks and the like. This is part of a national charity group, and find details on Love Inc programs.

FISH of East Aurora Inc.
960 East Main Street, East Aurora, New York 14052. Telephone number (716) 652-7272
A clothing distribution center for low income families in Wales, East Aurora, Elma, Marilla, and Holland. Other programs provide small household items, free toys at Christmas and referral services.

Greater Works Christian Fellowship
Address: 210 Southampton Street Buffalo, NY 14208. Call (716) 887-2303
Whether it is free winter clothes or furniture for a home or apartment (such as a bed or couch among other items) the charity tries to help low income families. Other clients in Erie County include veterans, the disabled, elderly and single moms. Both clothing and free furniture banks are on site. Also get free clothes for kids or adults with multiple sizes offered.

Urban Christian Ministries
Main address: 967 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14204. Call (716) 882-9472 for hours
Everything from basic furniture (beds, tables, couches, etc.) are offered along with clothes, school books, electronics, and more.

Friends of Night People Inc.
394 Hudson Street, Buffalo, NY 14228. Main phone (716) 884-5375
Program administered referrals for social services and housing. Direct aid includes free meals served daily, clothing, work attire, medical, and general support services.

Goodwill Industries Thrift Store
The Erie County thrift store sells gently-used and new clothing, household items, appliances such as dishwashers, fridges or computers and furniture at reduced prices. Shoes, boots, winter coats, and other critical items all may be sold to the public from the thrift store. There are several other locations in the Buffalo and Erie County region as indicated below.

  • 3717 Eggert Road, Tonawanda, New York 14150, telephone (716) 844-8121
  • 5819 S Transit Rd, Lockport, NY 14094, main phone number is (716) 438-7840
  • 2655 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo New York, 14216, main number is (716) 447-0566
  • 4779 Transit Road, Depew NY, 14043, (716) 656-0930
  • 6000 South Park Avenue, Hamburg NY, 14075, main number is (716) 646-6909
  • 8050 Main St, Williamsville, NY 14221, main phone number is (716) 633-3305
  • 3531 Seneca Street, West Seneca, New York 14224, call (716) 677-4340

Grace Lutheran Church Clothes Pantry
174 Cazenovia Street, Buffalo, NY 14210. Telephone number for intake is (716) 822-0553
Students from single moms or dads can get back to school supplies (shoes, books, shoes, etc.) for free. There are also jackets, winter hats, and more for kids.

 

 

 

 

Greater Refuge Temple of Christ Church
943 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14204. Phone - (716) 886-2199
In addition to clothes and personal items, the location provides counseling & casework services to the low-income as well as unemployed..

Harvest House Baby and Children's Ministry
175 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14210. Main number is (716) 824-7818
The non-profit charity distributes used baby items including clothes (newborn to size 14), strollers, car seats, cribs, playpens, highchairs, gifts, and toys.

St. Christopher Parish Outreach
A free Clothing Closet is at 550 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda, NY 14150. Call 716-564-9023

Kenmore Alliance Church
Erie County Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203. Call 716-876-5570
A major focus is on the homeless. Get free socks, counseling, meals, and winter attire. There are also free baby and maternity clothes and stuff for kids.

Lincoln Memorial
Address is 641 Masten Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209. Call 716-884-7664
There is a free clothing closet for the low-income or single moms. The charity provides slightly used senor women's, and kids clothing items. There will also be sneakers, boots, shoes and more.

Coats 4 Kids
A free seasonal winter assistance program in Erie County. The charities provide winter garments, including coats, hats, boots, blankets, scarves, and gloves, for families in need as well as kids or seniors.

  • Ken-Ton Closet, 250 Athens Boulevard, Tonawanda, NY 14223. Call 716-218-9589
  • New Cedar Grove Life Changing Church, 100 Old Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga, NY 14225. Phone - 716-893-8467

Hearts Thrift Shop
890 Tonawanda Street, Buffalo NY, 14207. Telephone: (716) 876-7346
Sells items like clothing, accessories, shoes, uniforms, and small household items. Couches, tables, surplus school supplies, pens, pencils, and more may be offered too.

Lockport Care Net Pregnancy Center
6713 Lincoln Ave, Lockport, NY 14094. Call (716) 434-0251
The location provides free pregnancy tests, community referrals, adoption referrals and material financial and other aid in the form of maternity clothes, cribs, baby items, car seats and Mom Baskets. Accepts donations of these items too.

Free Furniture Bank at Homeless and Travelers Aid Society (HATAS)
138 Central Avenue. Lancaster, NY. Phone - (518) 463-2124
The non-profit has free beds for kids, coffee tables, electronics, TV, pots and pans, and many other furniture items.

Catholic Charities - Lots of Clothes Thrift Store
1122 Broadway Avenue, Buffalo New York, 14212. Call (716) 895-4001

Machias United Methodist Church Clothing Drive
9735 Main St RR16, Machias, NY 14101. Telephone: (716) 353-4641

Magdalene Project - Lighthouse International Ministries
Address: 1910 E. Falls Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14303. Telephone - (716) 282-0908

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Bryant Office St Vincent DePaul Center - Catholic Charities
1298 Main Street, Buffalo NY, 14209. Call (716) 882-3360 or (716) 882-9193
The church has a free clothing closet, thrift store, and furniture bank too. An annual free school supply giveaway event takes place in the summer and fall as well. Free stuff, books, sneakers, furniture, clothes, diapers, school supplies and more are offered.

Matt Urban Hope Center
Non-profit address: 1081 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14212. Call (716) 893-7222

Project Preventions at the Buffalo Dream Center
286 Lafayette Ave, Buffalo, NY 14213. Call (716) 854-1001 or (716) 445-0604
Provides the low income with basic household items, furniture and clothing. Referral and advocacy assistance provided to public and government aid too.

Seneca Nation Clothing Closet - Seneca Nation Tribal Advocate
12885 Route 438, Irving, NY 14081. Dial (716) 532-4900
The location provides free clothing for low-income families in need.

Ss Peter and Paul Parish Outreach
36 Pine Street, Hamburg  New York 14075. Telephone - (716) 648-1725

St Francis Parish Outreach Clothing Closet
The church center is at 144 Broad St, Tonawanda, NY 14150. Call (716) 693-6247
Clothing is provided at no cost to those who qualify.

St Lukes Mission of Mercy
325 Walden Avenue, Buffalo New York, 14211. Call (716) 892-4049

St Adalberts Response to Love Center Thrift store
130 Kosciuszko Street, Buffalo New York, 14212. Main phone number is (716) 894-7030

Trading Post Community Care Center
38 Franklin Street, Springville NY 14141, main phone (716) 592-4455
Offers a Trading Swap clothing exchange program to people in southern Erie County. It may have infant supplies, formula, diapers and coordinate home skills classes. The Giving Tree program also collects and provides assistance for specific needs including baby needs, kids coats, Christmas gifts, and back to school supplies. Staff also work with the WNY Holiday Partnership.

 

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