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Hartford Connecticut free clothes, back to school supplies and clothing closets.

Several organizations and social service centers in Hartford Connecticut provide free clothing, back to school supplies and household goods to the low income or less fortunate. A wide range of items are available and will partly depend on what was donated to the centers. Also the demand is high for clothes. As a result most of the non-profits will have an application process in place for furniture, free winter coats, school items and more.

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 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.

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 37 Jerome Avenue Suite 5
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Main telephone number is (860) 290-8329

The CFC Storehouse
43 Prospect Street
Bristol, CT 06010
(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. 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 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.

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

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.

North United Methodist Church Gifts For God Children's Clothing Bank
1229 Albany Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut 06112
(860) 913-1447

Shiloh Baptist Church Soup Kitchen And Food Pantry
350 Albany Avenue
Hartford, CT 06120
(860) 247-3767
Homeless prevention services, blankets, linens and other items may be distributed to the needy.

Three Angels Adventist Community Service Food Pantry And Soup Kitchen and 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.

The Village Friends Of The Family - Village South Center for Community Life
105 Spring Street
Hartford, CT 06105
(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. Or stop by the center at 331 Wethersfield Avenue, Hartford, CT 06114, (860) 236-4511.





Walk In The Light Outreach Center
32 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 263-8847
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
456 1/2 Main Street
Manchester, Connecticut 06040
(860) 288-4283
Sells goods to the general public, including clothing, Christmas gifts, toys, books, and more.

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

Saint Jerome Church Thrift Shop
1010 Slater Road
New Britain, CT 06053
(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.

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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