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Free clothes, back to school supplies and furniture in Brown County Wisconsin.

Families can turn to a free clothing closet in Brown County Wisconsin or a furniture bank for help. The centers, most of which are based at churches or charities in the city of Green Bay, combine the services of a thrift store along with free clothing bank to offer assistance such as the following:

-Clothes such as shoes, winter hats or coats, boots, dresses, or suits.
-Free household items including furniture.
-Goods specifically for children such as school supplies or birthday/Christmas toys.
-Low income families, seniors or single moms may get free gift cards for school or work clothes, uniforms, and critical staples.
-Many other goods may be available too from the clothing banks.

Most of the residents of Green Bay can use a thrift store in which they can buy low cost goods. The clothing closets or furniture banks (which are normally free to use) will require approval from an agency. Those centers will focus on very low income families or people in a crisis, such as a medical issue.

No matter the case, children of any lower income household in Brown County will be supported. As a charity never wants to turn them away. So clothing or back to school supplies and other goods may be given to the youth.

De Pere Christian Outreach Center
Address is 506 Butler Street
De Pere, Wisconsin 54115
Main phone number is (920) 339-1060
This is a low cost thrift store for De Pere residents only. Clients need to pay a minimal cost for gently used appliances, TV, clothes, furniture, and other items. Volunteers work at the store.

Catholic Charities, Diocese Of Green Bay
Location of the church is 1825 Riverside Drive
Green Bay, WI 54301
(920) 272-8234
A thrift store is open to the general public, but immigrants and Hispanic in Brown County can be given additional support. There is also a free clothing as well as furniture bank in Brown County Not only do they help immigrants with Naturalization or Visa applications, but basic needs are given too. Food, clothes, furniture for a new home, and more is given.




Brown County Goodwill Industries Thrift Store
1660 West Mason Street
Address: Green Bay, Wisconsin 54303
Main phone number is (920) 465-9601
The store collects (and resells) new and gently used books, clothing, Christmas toys, gifts, décor, work-boots and household goods for individuals and families. The homeless are referred to job training in Brown County.

Manna For Life Ministries – Thrift store
1545 University Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54302
(920) 437-3629
In a emergency, vouchers may be given to some clients.

Seventh Day Adventist Church
Location is 1414 Shawano Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54303
Main phone: (920) 494-3530
Referrals are given to financial aid. As far as basic needs, the church may have bedding, small furniture items for single moms, or free clothes. Students from kindergarten to high school can be given sneakers, notebooks, and other supplies.

Society Of St Vincent De Paul
The thrift store is at 920 Weise Street
Green Bay, WI 54302
Dial (920) 435-9938 or the store on the west side of town is at (920) 544-0147.
Everything from furniture such as kitchen tables, chairs or sofas to food, financial aid, hot meals, and kitchen items may be passed out.

The Salvation Army - Clothing Closet and Thrift store
1125 West Mason Street
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54303
Dial (920) 884-2950
Referrals from social services are needed. The non-profit is open limited hours. There may be professional clothing available for Brown County residents that are seeking employment or recently obtained a job. There is also a back to school supply drive help. The Salvation Army gives away free school backpacks, notebooks, tablets, uniforms, and other goods. There are also free winter jackets and coat drives. Other resources include a soup kitchen, shelter, and other low income programs. More on Salvation Army Brown County assistance programs.





Habitat for Humanity
Location is 1967 Allouez Ave
Green Bay, WI 54311
Phone: (920) 593-3921
A low cost ReUse store (or thrift store) is open. Appliances, furniture, and more is for sale.

Community Closet in Green Bay and Howard
This is a church run program. There may be free shirts, winter coats, hats, school clothes (belts, underwear, backpacks, etc.) for families in need in Brown County. Call the charity at (920) 246-8398.

YWCA Greater Green Bay Women's Closet
Location is 230 South Madison Street
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54301
(920) 432-5581
Low income women as well as single moms can apply for help. The non-profit can offer free business clothing for work, both classy and casual items. The YWCA can also refer women to day care programs, job placement, and other services.


By Jon McNamara


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