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Free clothes, school supplies and furniture Horry, Georgetown, and Florence County.

Find where low income families can get free or low cost clothes, back to school supplies, household goods or furniture. A number of charities, churches and clothing closets operate in the region, including in Georgetown, Marion, Florence, Myrtle Beach and nearby counties. Free furniture or clothing banks can provide stuff to low income families such as free back to school supplies to students, Christmas assistance, work attire, birthday toys, beds, computers, appliances 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 or furniture or other stuff 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. There are resources for single mothers, including free baby car seats or cribs too. Or residents of the region can shop at a local thrift store.

The clothing closets as well as free furniture banks 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.

Where to get free stuff for homes or personal use

Salvation Army
There are several locations in the region, as noted below. Clothes may be offered every 6 months, or inquire into a voucher. Household goods and other free stuff 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. Call (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.




Christian Missions, Inc.
Main location is 900 62nd Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572. Main number is (843) 444-5580
A couple times a week clothing may be passed out. 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.

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. There is also a small free furniture bank with household goods, couches, appliances, mattresses and more.

Helping Hands also operates in Georgetown, Inc.
Main address of non-profit is 1813 Highmarket St., Georgetown, SC 29440. Dial (843) 527-3424
Kids, mostly boys including sons from single moms, are given help. This may be sneakers, hats, pens, pencils or notebooks for school, and more.

Helping Hand of Myrtle Beach
1411 Mr. Joe White Avenue, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Dial (843) 448-8451
Everything from free basic needs or personal stuff (like clothes, etc.) along with job training and gasoline vouchers. There may be hygiene supplies, underwear, school items and others goods.

Family Outreach of Horry County
1836 Lonestar Street, Conway, SC 29526. Main phone - (843) 234-2350
They provide free clothing, baby supplies, diapers, a homeless shelter and more.

Diaper Dan
2043 Fawn Run, Conway, SC 29526. Call (843) 653-8724
Free diapers and wipes for babies. There are also adult diapers and hygiene supplies.





Sumter Pregnancy Center
21 Barnette Dr, 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, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577. Call (843) 839-5433
Can help new parents with basic needs, such as baby clothing, diapers, meals, and more. 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.

Alston Wilkes Society - Sumter Resource Center
Address is 337 Manning Ave, Sumter, SC 29150. Call (803) 773-7334
They help veterans, ex-offenders, the unemployed and struggling adults. Free clothes, household items, identification cards and other goods. There are also work clothes and other stuff. They also offer SSVF for veterans, which helps with housing needs, including free furniture, appliances, beds 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 for students from K to 12. Agency on Aging centers in the region assist senior citizens. There are clothes as well as work attire from job centers and much more. Call 211 for more details on free stuff from clothing closets, charities, furniture banks and other locations.

Waccamaw Economic Opportunity Council, Inc.
1261 Hwy 501 East, Conway, SC 29526, 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.


By Jon McNamara













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