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Free clothes, school supplies and furniture Henrico County and Richmond.

Families that are struggling can get free new or gently used clothes, furniture, baby items, laptops, and back too school supplies from clothing closets. Non-profit centers, free furniture banks and organizations in Henrico County Virginia as well as surrounding towns offer a wide range of stuff and assistance programs to the needy. Low income parents, seniors and others can get help including free back to school supplies, uniforms for work, kitchen or bedroom furniture, diapers and much more.

Examples of what can be provided to the needy vary by charity or church. There are both clothing closets as well as thrift stores and furniture banks. There may be work clothes, school items, and holiday items such as toys or gifts for children; even birthday toys. Many of the distribution centers operate limited hours, so it is recommended to call in advance. The availability of goods or free stuff also depends heavily on donations, so this can also limit the the types and amount of clothing that is disbursed. Some of the centers may also offer referrals to social services, government aid, and other support.

As noted, all of the Richmond region is support. This includes Henrico County, cities including Petersburg, Hopewell, and other counties. The free clothes, school items, furniture stuff for the low-income and more is for the region.

Dress for Success of Central Virginia
PO Box 38190
Henrico, Virginia 23231
Telephone number is (804) 234-3034.
Women who are seeking a job can benefit from this non-profit. The Henrico County Dress for Success program provides free professional attire and clothing to job ready women. They can also sign up for other resources such as career counseling and resume review. Free clothing may be offered for an interview or when someone starts a new full time job. Kids and students can get educational supplies if going to college.

Eastern Henrico FISH Inc.
P.O. Box 38212
Henrico, VA 23231
Telephone number is (804)257-7730
The non-profit administers several short term assistance programs. It can include emergency clothing, free school supplies or backpacks for students or food. Clients requesting financial assistance for bills will need to document extreme financial need. The Clothes closet is available to all residents of Henrico County Virginia. Coats, school clothing, and other goods may be offered.




The Salvation Army of Central Virginia and Richmond
2 W. Grace St.
Richmond, VA 23241
Call (804)225-7470 for intake
The center has a thrift store on site. Income qualified residents can receive a voucher that they can use to purchase clothing from the Salvation Army Thrift Store. In order to qualify the applicant needs to have a referral from a social worker or professional from another government agency.

Appointments are necessary for any assistance, including clothing. Other services include free toys and gifts for children during Christmas from the Angel Tree program. Free School supplies, including backpacks, book bags, and other goods may be available during the fall. More on Salvation Army assistance programs in Richmond.

YMCA of Greater Richmond
2 W. Franklin St.
Richmond, VA 23220
Call (804)644-9622
Mostly single mothers are assisted. Furniture, baby supplies, diapers, and more clothes and school supplies for kids.

Capital Diaper Bank
1704 W. Laburnum Avenue
Richmond, VA 23227
Call (804)359-8821 for information
This location will ensure that families who are living in poverty have an affordable and adequate supply of free diapers for their infants and toddlers. Also look into formula, cribs, and other baby supplies.

Pregnancy Resource Center of Metro Richmond
Address is 1510 Willow Lawn Dr., Ste. 200
Richmond, Virginia 23230
May have assistance including maternity and baby clothes. Other resources offered include pregnancy counseling and limited medical services. Last but not least get baby furniture for eligible clients, formula, and emergency diapers may be available.





Prom Bring It, PBI
Main address is 8602 Staples Mills Rd.
Henrico, VA 23228

Our Lady of Lourdes Human Concerns Ministry
8200 Woodman Rd.
Richmond, VA 23228
Telephone number is (804)262-7315
Discounted, and sometimes free clothing, may be available for people in need of assistance. A small charge may be in effect for items.

Vets on Track
They help veterans only, currently military members or their families. Programs in central Virginia include a free clothing and furniture bank as part of the Fresh Start program. Get a wide range of goods, including stuff for a home, work, or moving out of a shelter. There may be tables, lamps, utensils, coaches, dining room sets, beds and more. A major focus is on resettling homeless veterans. For referrals, call the community action agency at (804) 644-0417.

The Giving Heart
Location is 11527 Primrose Lane
Rockville, VA 23146

CARITAS Furniture Bank
P.O. Box 25790
Richmond, VA 23260
This non-profit works with dozens of agencies in Henrico County and the Petersburg region. They also involve social service agencies to provide clothing and/or basic household items to qualified families and individuals. Free items may include beds, kitchen supplies, utensils, and much more. These non-profit agencies will also prequalify and refer individuals and families in need of basic household items to the furniture bank.





Some of the lower income clients include individuals and families who have been homeless, women escaping domestic violence, senior citizens on a limited income. There are other free vouchers, furniture, or clothes for, youth and adults recovering from substance abuse, people with mental and physical disabilities, refugee families, the working poor, and victims of natural disasters.

Crisis Assistance Response Emergency Shelter - CARES Service Center
120 E. Washington St.
Petersburg, VA 23803
Telephone number is (804)861-0849
A focus is on the homeless. Assistance includes USDA and CARES food boxes, household items, gently used clothing, furniture, and referrals. Residents returning to permanent housing may obtain these goods to help them get settled.


By Jon McNamara














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