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Greenville SC area free clothing closets, furniture banks and school items.

The Greenville metro area, including many of the surrounding counties such as Spartanburg, are supported by free clothing closets, furniture banks and non-profit organizations that provide basic needs. The centers will do their best to pass out free back to school supplies, diapers, furniture, clothes for daily wear and more. They will often help resolve those non-monetary needs that individuals and families in the community have.

Each center will offer its own programs and resources. Some will have formal applications or restriction in place while others will do their best to not turn anyone away. The Greenville County clothing closets as well as thrift stores or even furniture banks centers may have free goods for the community, whether it is furniture for a home or apartment or clothes for work or school or other may practical stuff. In general, the thrift stores will usually sell gently used clothes, furniture, household goods and related products.

Zion Home of Restoration
Location is 212 Gridley St.
Greenville, SC 29609
(864) 905-7067
Low income families can access the clothing closet and food pantry. Boots, shoes, school items, diapers, baby clothes and work attire may all be offered. They also offer special programs and even housing for single pregnant individuals.

Safe Harbor Resale Shop
2111 N Pleasantburg Dr., Ste. J
Greenville, SC 29609
Call (864) 242-1751
A thrift store for the general public. They resell donated goods, including gently used clothing. In some cases, free emergency furniture is given for a disaster or the formerly homeless. Or get kitchen supplies, appliances, electronics, and other goods.




Birthright of Clemson
105 Wall St. Ste. 4
Clemson, South Carolina 29631
Call (864) 654-3377 for details.
Available resources are for new mothers and pregnant women. Included are maternity and baby clothes, housing, education programs, legal advice, and even medical help and free pregnancy tests.

Generations Group Homes
Simpsonville, SC 29680
Main phone number is (864) 243-5557

Southernside Community Center
Main location is 846 W Washington St.
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 232-5651
Many items are provided. An annual back to school supply giveaway occurs. there can be free uniforms, book bags or backpacks, and more. Or use the free furniture bank or low cost thrift store on site.

Berea First Baptist Church - Reaching Center
529 Farrs Bridge Rd.
Greenville, SC 29611
Call (864) 246-1921 for hours
The non-profit center offers clothes, Christmas items and assistance, furniture, household goods, and school assistance programs to.





SHARE community action of Greenville County is a regional non-profit. Whether free clothes or gas vouchers for employment, or education or school supplies for kids or those going for a GED, assistance is offered to the low income. There are also financial aid programs, grants, computers and more. More on SHARE - Sunbelt community action.

Triune Mercy Center
222 Rutherford St.
Greenville, SC 29609
Dial (864) 233-3402 for intake.

Downtown Outreach Ministry
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 313-7151
This organization has several sites across the county and city. Social services and other support services are administered. Financial aid, clothes, books or backpacks for students, shoes, sneakers, and even adult diapers for the elderly.

Support Outreach Services - SOS Thrift Store
1184 N Pleasantburg Dr.
Greenville, South Carolina 29607
(864) 244-0911
Agency provides the general public, regardless of their income, access to a thrift store. It sells items such as small appliances, clothes, books, toys, and other goods. The proceeds from the store go to pay for financial assistance programs in the region. Case managers and volunteers also offer job training and education, such as employment search, basic on-the-job skills, resume writing, interviewing skills and communication. Or receive free professional work clothes such as a suit or dress.

Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina
Location of the center is 15 Haywood Rd.
Greenville, SC 29607
Call (864) 351-0100 for information.
Dozens of low cost furniture and household stuff may be passed out. Kitchen tables, chairs, sofas, and so much more.

The - Greenville County Salvation Army
Main address is 417 Rutherford St.
Greenville, SC 29609-5311
Telephone number is (864) 235-4803
Has a clothing closet and thrift store. Other services include transportation, utility bill help, furnishings for burned out families, disaster response and recovery, and maybe money for rent payments. The Angel Tree program will provide gifts, clothes and toys to children at Christmas. A school backpack program is occasionally offered too. Or other free school supply items are given out to income qualified kids from elementary to high school age students.





Other Salvation Army centers operate in the region. They may have homeless shelters or food pantries. Or contact about clothing or furniture banks, seasonal supplies, and more. Locate Salvation Army assistance programs in South Carolina.

Upstate Homeless Coalition of South Carolina
150 Executive Center Dr., #B211, Anderson Bldg., Ste. 212
Greenville, SC 29615
Call (864) 241-0462

Junior League of Greenville - Nearly New Shop
Address: 118 Greenacre Rd.
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 232-1051

Greer Community Ministries
738 S Line St. Ext.
Greer, SC 29651
(864) 877-1937
The elderly, home-bound, senior citizens and disadvantaged persons in the region can use the clothing closet and meals on wheels service. Adult or baby diapers may be available too.

Miracle Hill Thrift Operations
701 Pete Hollis Blvd.
Greenville, South Carolina 29601
Call (864) 242-6931

AID Upstate - Red Ribbon Resale
803 Pendleton St.
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone - (864) 235-0607

Birthright of Greenville
110 E Butler Rd., Ste. F
Mauldin, SC 29662
(864) 281-7677

Foothills Pregnancy Care Center
1449 Blue Ridge Blvd
Seneca, South Carolina 29672
(864) 882-8796
Baby supplies, pregnancy tests and more is offered for new moms and pregnant mothers.





Greer Relief and Resources Agency
202 Victoria St.
Greer, SC 29651
(864) 848-5355
A leading non-profit social service agency in the Greenville South Carolina and surrounding areas. Offers case management, counseling and more. They have a free clothing center and food pantry. A number of financial assistance programs are offered for the low income who qualify, including prescriptions, rent, mortgage, and electric bills. Kids from the Greer SC area can get books, shoes or uniforms for school, and other supplies. Another key service is information and referrals.

By Jon McNamara

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