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Orange County California free clothing closets, furniture, and school supplies.

Centers across Orange County California provide free or affordable items, including clothing, personal hygiene items, back to school supplies, clothes, furniture, and more to families as well as the general public. While some individuals may be able to receive vouchers or free goods from the clothing closets, others may be able to purchase new or gently used items at a reduced price from the centers or public thrift stores.

The specific programs offered by each center will vary based on available resources, donations, and funding. Many of the Orange County clothing closets and thrift stores will also offer seasonal programs. The most common will be resources such as free Christmas assistance, back to school programs and items such as uniforms or backpacks for children and students. There may also be birthday toys or household supplies as well as free clothes to help immigrants settle in southern California. Some locations will also direct people to employment or job training programs, as well as provide free work attire for interviews.

While not as common, centers across southern California may offer limited amounts of financial assistance and social services. This can include assistance such as bus passes, free gasoline vouchers, or maybe funds for paying rent or electric bills. Other locations in Orange County have referrals to various savings programs that can be used for discounts on clothes and basic needs. As an example, locate money saving tools and smartphone apps.

Seventh Day Adventist Church
1314 North Broadway
Santa Ana, California, 92705
Phone number is 714-543-3595
The needy may be able to get clothing, food, used furniture, and/or a hot meal. Children who are in elementary, middle or high school can receive free books, discounted tablets for studying, and relier for the free Orange County CA school supply give away programs. This is also for Spanish speakers and immigrants.





Saint Kilian's Food Pantry
Main address is 26872 Estanciero
Mission Viejo, CA, 92691
Call 949-586-4440

Santa Ana Saint Vincent De Paul Society
Main address is 730 North Garfield Street
Santa Ana, California, 92701
Call 714-550-7101
The non-profit charity organization and its churches offer clothing and social services to people who live within Santa Ana boundaries. Free clothing, food, Christmas help, school items for students including Spanish speakers, and referrals to job programs may be offered. Some limited financial assistance may be offered. More on St. Vincent de Paul Orange county CA assistance programs.

Hands of Hope
1885 Anaheim Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
Call 714-979-4422
Blankets and clothing are offered when available.





Gospel Light Church of God
Clothing closet location is 3135 West Warner Avenue
Santa Ana, CA, 92704
Telephone number is 714-979-5483
A low cost thrift store as well as free clothing bank serves their part of Orange County. Tables for a house, vintage goods, electronics, TV, and similar goods may be sold for an affordable price.

South County Outreach
7 Whatney, Suite B
Irvine, CA 92618
Call 949-380-8144 for intake.
Low income families can receive free baby supplies such as diapers, baby food, clothing (including maternity), and even formula when available. More on South County Outreach assistance programs.

We Care of Los Alamitos
3788 Cerritos Avenue
Los Alamitos, California, 90720
Main phone number is 562-598-9790

Saint Irenaeus-HOPE
Address is 5201 Evergreen Avenue
Cypress, CA, 90630

The Salvation Army Southern California and Orange County
818 East 3rd Street
Santa Ana, California, 92701
The social service agency offers assistance programs including bus passes, clothing vouchers, funds for obtaining IDs, phone cards to people without housing, and prescription medications. The free seasonal programs range from bookbags and school supplies for children of all ages to Christmas toys and Easter baskets. There is also furniture from the thrift store. More details Salvation Army Orange County.




Assistance League of Orange
124 South Orange Street
Orange, CA, 92866
The non-profit provides new school uniforms, supplies and other clothing necessities in the Orange Unified School District. The program is known as Operation Backpack. Some teachers who struggle to pay the bills can get supplies too, including markers, pads of paper, folders, and other supplies.

Mary's Kitchen
Main location is 517 West Struck Avenue
Orange, CA, 92867
Collects and distributes clothing, household goods, and more to the public. There are also maternity supplies, infant car seats, and other free items.

Assistance League of Fullerton
223 West Amerige Avenue
Fullerton, CA, 92832
Children can receive clothing, hygiene kits, uniforms, shoes, backpacks and books. Families, including single moms or dads, moving to a new home may be given free or low cost furniture (beds, kitchen utensils, plates, chairs, etc.).

La Habra Community Resource Care Center
350 South Hillcrest Street
La Habra, CA, 90631
Call 562-697-1199 for intake.

World Shoe Relief
PO Box 423
Trabuco Canyon, CA, 92678
Telephone number is 949-858-8025

Saint Michael's Society
Clothing center and food bank address - 107 West Marquita
San Clemente, CA, 92672





Family Assistance Ministries
1030 Calle Negocio
San Clemente, CA, 92673
The non-profit provides diapers to low income families. There may be clothes for new or pregnant moms, household supplies for Mexican immigrants, food, and more.

First Presbyterian Church of Orange
191 North Orange Street
Orange, California, 92866
Main phone 714-538-2035
Distributes gently used clothes, person hygiene kits, toiletries to anyone in need in Orange County.

Beach Cities Interfaith Services
525 Main Street, First Floor
Huntington Beach, CA, 92648
Telephone number is 714-969-4462
Resources offered include prescription expense assistance, hygiene items, free clothing, local telephone and internet access, case management, document expense assistance (birth certificates, ID cards, driver licenses), text book expense assistance, and access to online job listings and career counseling.

Grateful Hearts Storehouse
3838 Cerritos Avenue
Los Alamitos, CA, 90720
Offers items such as personal hygiene and small household items, emergency groceries, free clothing and more to persons in need.

Active Christians Today
585 South Walnut Avenue
Brea, CA, 92821
Telephone number is 714-529-6776

Assistance League of Newport-Mesa
2220 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
Free school supplies, uniforms, computers and clothing may be offered for students and teenagers in the Newport-Mesa School District.

Assistance League of Laguna Beach
547 Catalina
Laguna Beach, California, 92651
School supplies, uniforms, clothing and hygiene items are offered. They also have a low cost thrift store with affordable, gently used supplies.





First Southern Baptist Church of Orange
Phone 714-639-2070
Small appliances and other supplies such as baby food, infant and adult clothing may be offered for the low income. Families living in poverty may be given free vouchers or gift cards to shop with.

Lighthouse Outreach Ministries
Location is 1885 Anaheim Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
Call 949-548-7161

Share Our Selves
Main center address is 1550 Superior Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
Various social services, emergency assistance, and clothing may be offered. When it comes to household goods, this ranges from adult and children furniture to disability approved items. Find other sources of

Southwest Community Center
1601 West Second Street
Santa Ana, California, 92703
Primary phone number is 714-543-8933
Provides USDA & FEMA government commodities, groceries, food boxes and clothing to persons in need of help.

Orangethorpe Christian Church
Location is 2200 West Orangethorpe
Fullerton, CA, 92833
A thrift store and clothing bank is on site. Buy low cost couches, tables, chairs, cribs, and other items. Or get free clothes for work, a job interview, or summer wear.

Low cost (or rarely free) furniture in Orange County California
There are locations in Anaheim, Santa Ana, and Laguna Niguel. Call 714.434.6202. There may be lighting goods, appliances, safety supplies, tools, and much more. Find other places for free furniture.

Assistance League of Irvine
17801 Main Street, Suite H
Irvine, CA, 92614
Students can get uniforms, shoes and clothing. This is the main non-profit in Irvine area. they support thousands of households per year. Clothes, baby supplies, shoes and school supplies for kids (including Spanish speaking migrant farm workers or immigrants).





Seventh Day Adventist Church
1314 North Broadway
Santa Ana, CA, 92705
Call 714-543-3595

Hope Office of Saint Bonaventure Catholic Parish
16400 Springdale Street
Huntington Beach, California, 92649
Distributes donated emergency groceries, EFAP/USDA, EFSP/FEMA, household items and clothing.


By Jon McNamara

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