Horry, Georgetown, and Florence County free clothes, school supplies and clothing closets.
While resources are limited,, many low income families receive free or low cost clothes, back to school supplies, household goods or furniture each year. A number of charities and clothing closets operate in the region, including in Georgetown, Marion, Florence, Myrtle Beach and nearby regions. They can provide items such as free back to school supplies to students, Christmas assistance, work attire, birthday toys, and other free or low cost clothes. While some goods are used, others may be provided for new.
The demand for assistance is very high. The churches and centers that provide clothes will usually try to help those facing a crisis first. Next in line will be families with young children and senior citizens in the Horry County South Carolina region. Some locations may even have more specialty type goods such as diapers, shoes, Christmas toys, medical supplies for retirees, or free backpacks for school. Or residents of the region can shop at a local thrift store.
The clothing closets serve the entire region, including the counties of Dillon, Horry, Marion, Georgetown, Florence, and Williamsburg. Call for more details on hours and what may be available. Also inquire into the seasonal programs, including free school items and supplies, birthday toys, and more. There are also low cost thrift stores in the region.
There are several locations in the region, as noted below. Clothes may be offered every 6 months, or inquire into a voucher. Household goods may be offered from a thrift store. There will also be free or low cost furniture items, Other social services include food or emergency financial support. A major focus is on offering the low income and children with free school supplies, Christmas assistance, and holiday support. Job seekers who need clothes for work or an interview are a focus too.
- 2210 Hoffmeyer RD, Florence, SC 29501, (843) 662-4461
- The Horry County location is at 210 Laurel St., Conway, South Carolina 29526, call (843) 488-2769 for intake.
- The Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties is located at 2401 Anthuan Maybank Dr., Georgetown, SC 29440. Call (843) 527-4479 for information and hours.
- There are many other locations in the state and community too. Locate Salvation Army centers in South Carolina.
Boys Home of the South
Main address is 10612 Augusta RD
Belton, SC 29627
Call (864) 243-3443
Kids, mostly boys including sons from single moms, are given help. This may be sneakers, hats, pens, pencils or notebooks for school, and more.
3650 Clay Pond RD
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29579
The non-profit runs a clothing bank. Shoes, coats, meals, baby supplies, shoes and items for pregnant moms may be offered. Or inquire into uniforms for work.
Christian Missions, Inc.
Main location is 4563 Hwy. 17 BYP South
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Call (843) 293-2415
A couple times a week clothing may be passed out.
North Strand Helping Hand
Main location is 2501 Long Bay RD
Longs, South Carolina 29568
Main phone number for intake is (843) 399-0862
The homeless, low income, and working poor can receive bus fares, clothes, furniture on an emergency basis, propane/kerosene for seniors, and Christmas assistance. They give baby supplies to new moms or dads and kids under the age of 18 can qualify for school supply assistance programs.
Helping Hands also operates in Georgetown, Inc.
Main address of non-profit is 1813 Highmarket St.
Georgetown, SC 29440
Dial (843) 527-3424
Myrtle Beach Haven
975 Campbell St.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
Call (843) 626-2427
They provide free clothing, baby supplies, diapers, a homeless shelter and more.
Coastal Rescue Mission
204 George Bishop Pkwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Dial (843) 448-1352
Mostly the homeless and families in poverty are assisted. The free stuff ranges from blankets to bedding, low cost furniture for an apartment or home, and many other goods.
Sumter Pregnancy Center
207 N Main St, 2nd Floor
Sumter, SC 29150
Main telephone number is (803) 773-8858
The agency has Maternity Clothing Donation Programs, free pregnancy tests, Baby Clothing/Diapers, pregnancy options counseling, ultrasound scans, maternity clothing and more.
Myrtle Beach - Bethany Christian Services
1113 44th AVE North, STE 304
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
Call (843) 839-5433
Can help new parents with basic needs, such as baby clothing, diapers, meals, and more.
Many companies work together to help the less fortunate too. There may be free school supplies (including notebooks, book bags, and more) from charities like the Kiwanis Club. Agency on Aging centers in the region assist senior citizens. There are clothes and work attire from job centers and much more. Call 211.
Waccamaw Economic Opportunity Council, Inc.
Conway, SC 29528
Call (843) 234-4100
This is a place to call for referrals. Case managers can provide free information on pantries and clothing distribution centers. A number of resources and basic needs are offered for the under and unemployed.