Kanawha County free clothing closets.

Both affordable as well as free clothing programs are available in Kanawha County. Low income families, children, seniors, and others can apply for free clothes, school supplies, household items, or even seasonal resources such as winter jackets as well as Christmas help. Find the leading clothing closets as well as low cost thrift stores in the greater Charleston West Virginia area below.

Each of the locations provides their own services. Some give out free stuff while others may require a small fee and/or the client to volunteer on site. There may be vouchers given out so families can select the clothes they need, or some charities provide boxes of goods. No matter the case, it is possible to get everything from diapers to work or school uniforms, supplies, free clothes for everyday use, and much more. The inventory at each Kanawha County clothing closet is generally limited, so there may be a wait list in place.

Capital Resource Agency, or the local community action agency, of Upper Kanawha Valley
Location is 12404 Maccorkle Avenue
Charleston, West Virginia 25315
Main phone number: (304) 949-6077
Many resources are available. They include free personal items, which may be clothes or uniforms for work, hygiene supplies, work equipment, and winter attire as well. Other resources include financial help, food, medical equipment, and more.

Catholic Charities of Kanawha County
Address is 116 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, West Virginia 25301
Call (304) 380-0162
Assistance is for the poor, low income, and vulnerable. Whether it is shelter, blankets for the homeless, school supplies, or free clothes, all of this is given. They also provide referrals and other support.

Salvation Army
Location is 301 Tennessee Ave
Charleston West Virginia 25302-2335
(304) 343-4548
The Christian faith church-charity has the following programs. Free toys for the holidays, back to school supplies and clothes (bookbags, binders, shoes, uniforms and more), shelter, food, medical supplies, and emergency financial aid among others.





Nazareth House
Huntington West Virginia
Main number is 304-525-3609
Both a free clothing and food bank are on site.

Heart & Hand Community Services
Main address 212 D St.
South Charleston WV 25303-3104
Call (304) 744-6741
Another charity in Kanawha County. They may offer hygiene supplies, food, clothing, slacks, briefcases for work, diapers, and other items.

Madison Baptist Church
2nd Street & Washington Avenue
Madison, WV 25130
Main number is 304-369-1061

Address: 1598 Lee St E
Charleston, West Virginia 25311
Call 340-3646
A low cost thrift store is on site. They sell low priced clothing, furniture, and other items. Women, including single moms and their kids, may be given free items. Maternity clothes, diapers, infant supplies, and much more.

Mountain Mission Inc
1620 7th Ave
Charleston WV 25387-2310
(304) 344-3407
Most of the support is for basic needs. The charity is set up as an emergency social service agency. Some rent and energy bill help may be available along with case management. Other resources include free clothes, food, grants, winter hats or gloves, coats for the elderly or kids, and much more.




St Marks United Methodist Church - The Clothing Center at Covenant House
Location is 900 Washington St E
Charleston, West Virginia 25301
Phone: (304) 343-2115
Both a low cost thrift store is open to the public, with the lowest income or people recovering from a disaster provided free items. Clothes, diapers, beds, furniture, cribs, books, and more may be on site; based on donations.


By Jon McNamara

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