Free clothing closets, school supplies and furniture Fayette County and Lexington.

The free clothing closets in Fayette County Kentucky provide help to low income families, children, and the working poor among others. Clients can often be given free clothes or school supplies such as backpacks. There may also be a voucher to use to shop at a thrift store or local free furniture bank. The agencies that run them may also offer a hot meal, counseling, or they run donation services such as passing out free school supplies. This is provided to those that drop in.

Low income families come from a variety of backgrounds. Many families with children use a clothing bank for what their kids need for school or daily living. Other individuals may be the elderly seeking a warm winter coat or a Lexington resident facing a crisis, such as a job loss or reduction in income. The thrift stores and clothing closets will try to provide the items that the resident needs, whether it is school supplies for a student or bed or furniture for a home or apartment. Or they will refer the person to another resource.

Lexington Rescue Mission
Address is 444 Glen Arvin Avenue
Lexington, KY 40508
Call (859) 381-9600
The assistance includes a clothing bank as well as vouchers. Families in poverty or the homeless can be given blankets, winter boots, and free clothes for work or a job interview. Other aid may be a hot lunch, placement into housing, and basic medical care.

Catholic Action Center
614 East Seventh Street
Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 255-0301
The charity has many items for distribution in Fayette County. There are sheets and bedding items, household goods, cleaning supplies, and other general clothing items. The program known as God's Garments may also have free back to school uniforms or supplies for students.

 

 

 

 

New Circle Crossings Donation and Retail Center
Address is 130 West New Circle Road - Suite 110
Lexington, Kentucky 40505
(859) 277-3661
The Goodwill Thrift store helps the disabled and unemployed find a new job. They also provide clothing and support to families on public aid. Furniture vouchers, couches, and other goods are offered too. Assistance depends on the work of volunteers and clothes donated.

Christ Church Cathedral - Christ Community Cupboard
166 Market Street
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 254-4497
Applicants need to be referred by local school Family Resource Center.

Heritage Baptist Church
Address is 155 North Ashland Avenue
Lexington, Kentucky 40502
(859) 312-3873
The site has a food pantry and clothing closet.

 

 

 

 

Independence Place
501 West 6th Street - Suite 250
Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 266-2807
Most of the work clothing passed out for free is for low income seniors and the disabled. There is also medical equipment loaned such as crutches, wheelchairs, and assistive devices.

Catholic Action Center
Location is 400 East Fifth Street
Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 255-0301
The homeless can use the shower. There is also clothing (jackets, jeans, and more) given along with hot meals served.

The Nest, Center for Women, Children and Families
Address: 530 North Limestone Street
Lexington, KY 40508
Main phone: (859) 259-1974
Women and children fleeing domestic violence can get help. Basic needs, items for single moms, diapers, free maternity clothing, counseling, and legal aid may be provided.

Salvation Army
736 West Main Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40508
(859) 252-7706
Free uniforms for school use, work boots, jackets, and more are provided by the clothing closet. There is also counseling, a worship service, Christmas gifts, and financial aid for bills too. Case managers help immigrants and struggling families get the clothes and household supplies they need. The annual free school supply giveaway helps students of all ages. and they also give free or low cost furniture too.

Central Christian Church
219 East Short Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Meadowthorpe Goodwill Thrift Store
1441 Leestown Road
Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 233-0222
Kitchen tables, appliances, lamps, chairs, TV, laptops, and many other furniture items may be sold or given out to the needy.

 

 

 

 

Come-Unity Cooperative Care
755 South Dixie Street
London, Kentucky 40741
Telephone: (606) 864-2351
Programs include clothing or glass vouchers, access to a thrift store, food, and more. Volunteers try to clothe and give hygiene items to residents in poverty.

Stonewall Goodwill Industries of Fayette County
3101 Clays Mill Road
Lexington, Kentucky 40503
For details, call (859) 277-3661
Low cost, affordable furniture, beds, clothing and more is sold. The items for work or school will be gently used.

 

By Jon McNamara

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