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Hartford Connecticut free clothes, back to school supplies and furniture.

Find charity organizations and social service centers in Hartford County Connecticut that provide free clothing, back to school supplies, furniture and household goods to the low income or less fortunate. A wide range of items are available as well as free stuff. What is offered will partly depend on what was donated to the clothing or furniture banks. Get everything from appliances to computers, winter attire, back to school supplies, beds, mattresses, and so much more. As a result of limited resources, most of the non-profits will have an application process in place ir order to get free items.

For those individuals who do not qualify for free clothes, furniture, or other stuff, they can turn to thrift stores and other low cost centers in the region. These Hartford locations are open to people of all income levels and they can sell gently used (or even new) goods to the general public, regardless of income.

Some of the primary closet distribution centers, furniture banks and thrift stores in Hartford County are below. Call them to learn about assistance programs offered including free work and school supplies, back to school items, baby supplies, diapers and more. A focus is on helping new parents get what they need for their newborn, and free diaper assistance programs are wide ranging.

Many also offer free Christmas assistance including gifts and toys for children from low income families. These will be seasonal services. If a non-profit clothing center can't meet your needs then they will try to refer an applicant to another nearby resource for help.

Where to get free stuff, personal or household stuff in Hartford County CT

Gifts Of Love
35 East Main Street, Old Avon Village, Avon, CT 06001. Phone number is (860) 676-2323
New or gently used clothing is available at no cost to low income employed families. Individuals and families that apply must be in some form of crisis or short-term emergency. The gifts may be notebooks for school, professional work attire, free baby diapers for low income parents and many other items.

Primary address is 45 Wintonbury Ave, Bloomfield, CT 06002
Main telephone number is (860) 290-8329




The CFC Storehouse
43 Prospect Street, Bristol, CT 06010. For hours and availability, call (860) 589-0662
If you have a referral from a social service agency in Hartford County then free clothing may be distributed. Winter coats, boots, free school supplies (elementary to high school age kids) and more are offered. Small furniture items may be given out too. Children may also be able to get winter clothing for free.

Salvation Army - Bristol Corps Community Center
19 Stearns Street, Bristol, CT 06011. Call (860) 583-4651
Various social services are administered. Examples include a clothing closet and thrift store. Free Christmas gifts and meals may be offered to children and seniors from the Angel Tree program. There is also a back to school supply event each year, with free back packs, book bags, uniforms, and other items available. Other emergency financial aid for needs such as rent may be offered too. A Thrift Shop Voucher Program is also available.

The non-profit will give free vouchers to be used at the Salvation Army Thrift Stores to help people with disruptions in income obtain household goods, clothing or furniture and other stuff at no cost. There must be emergency need for a voucher.

  • Additional locations of the Salvation Army are at 217 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106, main phone number is (860) 543-8413
  • 100 Nelson Street (also known as 100 Nelson Mandela Way), Hartford, CT 06120, call (860) 543-8420
  • 1283 Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06103, call (860) 244-2241
  • 78 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051, (860) 225-8491

Other resources may be available too. Find more details on the Salvation Army in Hartford County.

Shiloh Baptist Church Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry
350 Albany Avenue, Hartford, CT 06120. Call (860) 247-3767
Homeless prevention services, blankets, linens and other items may be distributed to the needy. There may be sleeping wags, winter coats for the homeless in Hartford and other goods.

Saint John's Episcopal Church - Helping Hands
Address: 92 Main Street, East Windsor, Connecticut 06088. Call (860) 623-3273

The Village Friends Of The Family - Village South Center for Community Life
1680 Albany Ave, Hartford, CT 06105. Phone number is (860) 236-4511
This agency may have Clothing/Diapers/Baby Accessories for young parents and newborns. A community life clothing closet is also open on site. A small, free household furniture bank may give out small items for the kitchen, bedrooms, or family room. Or stop by the center at 331 Wethersfield Avenue, Hartford, CT 06114, (860) 236-4511.





North United Methodist Church Gifts For God Children's Clothing Bank
1229 Albany Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06112. Call 860-722-0002 or (860) 913-1447
Year round clothes are offered. In addition, students from K to 12 can get free school supplies. Chromebooks, backpacks, pens, pencils, notebooks and more.

Gifts of Love
Location is 34 East Main Street, Avon, CT, 06001. Call 860-676-2323
Farmington Valley and Greater Hartford residents can get help. There is emergency clothes, work attire for the unemployed and other goods.

Center Church Clothing Closet and Soup Kitchen
60 Gold Street, Hartford, CT 06103. Main phone number is 860-249-5631
They give a variety of free items, first come and served. There may be shoes, underwear, food boxes, toiletries and more.

Walk In The Light Outreach Center
The clothing and furniture bank is at 723 Garden St, Hartford, CT 06112. Phone: (860) 839-6627
Hartford County residents can get emergency assistance with clothing, food, clothing, furniture, and personal hygiene items. Availability of assistance depends on donations.

Manchester Area Conference Of Churches - Church Mouse Thrift Shoppe
466 Main St, Manchester, Connecticut 06040. Call the churches at (860) 647-8003
Sells goods to the general public, including clothing, Christmas gifts, toys, books, and more.

Saint Jerome Church Thrift Shop
1010 Slater Road, New Britain, CT 06053. Call (860) 224-2411
The location will sell used clothing at a church thrift shop. Stop by or call for information on limited amount of free clothing for families and people in need. Applicants need to have a referral letter from a local social services or government agency. There are also birthday toys for kids, warm winter coats, belts and books (as part of back to school supply events) and much more for sale.

Town Of Newington Human Services
131 Cedar Street, Newington, Connecticut 06111-2698. Telephone number is (860) 665-8590
The government organization may provide gently used clothing at no cost to those who qualify. The town also offers winter clothing during the Thanksgiving food basket distribution. Call for an appointment and details. Kids in local schools can get supplies they need for the school year too, if they meet income levels.





For Goodness Sake Furniture Bank
Address is 123 Whiting Street
Plainville, CT
(860) 916-7138
This is a free furniture bank for the Hartford Community. Gently used and refurbished goods may be offered. There may be free computers, kitchen appliances, washers or dryers, desks, dressers, beds, tables, lights and more. The poor, low income, elderly and others can get free furniture.

Bethel Mission AME Church Food Pantry And Clothing Bank
749 Albany Avenue
Hartford, CT 06112
Telephone - (860) 707-6585
The non-profit offers free clothing for men, women and children, provided they have a need. There is also free food, kitchen utensils, appliances, pots and pans and many other household items.

Charities Of Hope
770 Wethersfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114
Telephone - (860) 424-0093

Heart Of God Healing Center
Location - 110 Walnut Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06120
(203) 302-5379
The center may have furniture for pregnant moms and families. Clothing may be offered for newborns as well.

Hopewell Baptist Church
Address of center - 67 Rockville Street
Hartford, CT 06112
(860) 522-4321
The clothing closet on site offers women's, men's and children's clothing distributed two Saturdays a month.

Mount Olive Church Ministries Emergency Clothing Banks and Food Pantry
Location is 20 Battles Street
Hartford, CT 06120
Dial (860) 549-3935
Furniture, food, and other free stuff is offered.

Three Angels Adventist Community Service Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen - Faith Seventh Day Adventist Church
500 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06112
(860) 524-5176
Distributes basic clothing items to people and children in need of help.

New Horizons Baptist Church Food And Clothing Ministry
Address is 40 Pitkin Street
Manchester, Connecticut 06040
Call the clothing closet at (860) 726-9282 for intake.
One of the assistance programs they offer for low income parents is a free back to school supply drive. There may be shoes, uniforms, notebooks, pens, pencils, winter jackets and more. This is in addition to the regular general clothes they offer.







First Lutheran Church Of The Reformation
77 Franklin Avenue
New Britain, CT 06051
Primary phone number is (860) 224-2475

Plainville Community Food Pantry and Fuel Bank
Address: 54 South Canal Street
Plainville, CT 06062
Phone - (860) 747-1919
The location offers free clothing available to Hartford County individuals and families in need. Emergency financial aid, grants for clothes or furniture, and other help is offered.

Town Of Wethersfield Social And Youth Services
Location is 505 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, Connecticut 06109-2219
Phone number : (860) 721-2977


By Jon McNamara

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