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Jacksonville and Duval County free furniture banks, school supplies and clothing closets.

Many non-profits, churches, and charities operate free clothing closets or furniture banks in the greater Jacksonville Florida region. The services offered, ranging from free back to school supplies to clothes, diapers, and furniture will vary by location, donations that are available, and other factors. However in general the low cost thrift stores, furniture distribution centers and clothing closets will offer goods to the public, low income, and working poor families.

If your income is low enough, or your need is great enough, then some of the centers may distribute vouchers for free items. For example, some families may be able to receive free clothing for work or the child’s school. There are free back to school supplies and uniforms for students as well as shoes or backpacks for kids. Or free furniture banks in Dival County and the region may have beds, appliances, tables, couches and other goods.

Centers may also have shoes, diapers, personal hygiene items, furniture, and items like school backpacks. Many of the organizations will also try their best to provide free Christmas assistance to children, and this may include gifts or toys.

Thousands of Duval County families turn to these centers every month for free or low cost goods or clothing. Or maybe people need supplies for their home, such as furniture or other household products. Stop by or clothing closet or thrift store for quality items.

Mandarin Clothing Closet
Address us 11730 Old St Augustine Rd
Jacksonville, Florida 32258
Call 292-1675
The center runs programs that either pay for or provide new or secondhand clothing to qualified low income individuals. This can be work attire or school clothes, school supplies, and similar items. Included as part of this aid are clothing exchange programs. A food pantry is also available.

 

 

 

Downtown Ecumenical Services Council, Inc / Clothes Closet
Main address is 215 Ocean St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Call 358-7955
A leading charity in Duval County. Resources include free clothes for job seekers or an interview. There are backpacks and free school items for kids of all ages. Or apply for winter clothes, shoe programs, jackets, and other items. The free clothes closet has a summer/fall school supply giveaway event with gift cards too.

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - SVDP of Jacksonville
Many churches are part of the SVDP conference. They have a free clothing and furniture bank (among other resources). There may be household furniture (family room items, kitchen supplies, bedroom furniture, etc.) as well as clothes for work or school. Adults can get free work attire or uniforms and students backpacks, book bags, pens, pencils, and other items. More on free items from SVDP in Jacksonville.

Hogan Baptist Church / Clothes Closet
Address: 8045 Hogan Road
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Telephone - (904) 724-6200
The location both accepts donations of clothing, and provides it to the needy from vouchers and a general clothing program.

Chosen Vessel
Address - 4545-3 Shirley Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32210
Phone - 303-6227
Services from this non-profit include transitional housing, clothing, and more general life skills education. Students can get books, bags, uniforms, and more.

 

 

 

 

The House of Refuge Ministries, Inc. / THORMINC / Ex-Offender Re-Entry Housing (FL-510)
Main address - 2137 Liberty Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32206
Phone: (904) 354-2233
Former prisoners can learn about job programs, furniture for a new home, work attire, and get other assistance from the non-profit.

Betty Griffin House / Thrift Store
Main address is 1961 State Road A1A, South
St. Augustine, FL 32085
Telephone - 824-1555
Is open for the general public, and can sell gently used, quality goods like furniture, blankets, etc. There are low cost items for sale. Pots and pans, TV, refurbished computers, sofas and more may be for sale.

Angel Aid Foundation / Angel Attic Thrift Store
3110 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Main phone number - (904) 398-4882

Hubbard House, Inc. / Thrift Store
Address - 6629 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32216
Call (904) 400-6333 for hours

The City Rescue Mission, Inc. / Support Programs / Thrift Store
5343 Normandy Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Telephone 387-4357
Some of what may be available in Duval County includes baby clothing, furniture, shoes, diapers, household goods, and regular clothing.

The Salvation Army Northeast Area Command / Thrift Store - Arlington
Location 5929 Merrill Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32277
Call 743-1595
In addition to the thrift store, has a food pantry and clothing closet. Free Christmas and holiday assistance is offered, as well as limited amounts of emergency financial aid for bills. The thrift store offers new and/or secondhand furniture, toys, household goods, clothing and other material items at lower than retail prices. They also give parents (including single moms) with kids in school free school supplies, clothes for the new year, shoes, and other goods. More on Salvation Army Duval County clothing assistance.

  • A second center is at 10696 North Lem Turner Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32218, call 765-8559
  • Or stop by the Southside center at 10900 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32246, call 645-3919

Women's Help Center
4209 University Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 398-5143
Provides diapers, pregnancy testing, baby food and formula, maternity clothing and more. Other resources include referrals for Natural Family Planning instruction as well as maternity and baby clothing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Jacksonville Women's Resource Center
Address - 12456 Sago Ave. West
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Call 696-9100
Non-profit has information and referral, baby food, counseling and more. Women fleeing domestic violence can also use a free furniture bank for basic supplies.

Arlington Emergency Pregnancy Services, Inc.
Location - 6903 Merrill Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32277
446-9009
Or stop by the center at 2300 Park Ave, Ste 204, Jacksonville, Florida 32073, phone 215-2797
All services available are confidential and free. The center offers infant, children and maternity clothing, diapers, infant items, medical and community referrals and more.

 

By Jon McNamara

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