Kansas City free clothing closets, school supply and furniture programs.

Free clothes, furniture, household as well as back to supplies and more are offered from clothing closets in Kansas City. Low income and working poor families may receive free items and the unemployed may be able to obtain professional work attire. Those who are more moderate income can shop at the thrift stores in the Kansas City region and can buy low cost, gently used goods such as beds, cribs, book bags, and more.

Each center, church, and non-profit agency will have its own goods offered. Some offer clothes for people of all ages, including students and seniors. Others will have free Christmas assistance, such as toys, meals, or gifts for children. Many Kansas City centers will offer also free seasonal aid such as back school supplies, holiday baskets, and even free diapers for newborns. Call a center for information on furniture and other low income clothing programs.

Afl-CIO Community Services
1203 N. 6th Street
Saint Joseph, MO 64502
Call (816) 364-1131
This organization provides information and referral to the needy and lower income. Whether clothes, school items like uniforms or shoes, electronics, or furniture or medical equipment for a home, assistance is offered.

Birchwood Mission Center - Clothes Closet
3884 Blue Ridge Blvd
Independence, MO (Jackson), 64052
(816) 353-4445
The not for profit mission center provides coats, clothes, shoes, linens, and a blanket for families in the region. Those who qualify are limited to one blanket per household and/or 3 free outfits, 1 coat and 1 pair of shoes per individual.





Blessings Abound Thrift Shop
Address is 9620 Nall Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66207
(913) 648-0700
Low cost furniture and other items are offered. The location is a volunteer-run thrift shop selling gently used clothing, furniture and household goods. Donations are always needed and proceeds go to Lutheran Urban Ministry Agency (LUMA) as well as Metro Lutheran Ministry (MLM).

Bridges Of Hope
933 Argentine Blvd.
Kansas City, (Wyandotte County), KS 66105
(913) 281-4700

Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception
Address is 1112 Broadway
Kansas City, Missouri(Jackson), 64105
(816) 842-0416 ext 126
A number of emergency assistance programs and resources are administered.





Catholic Charities - Kansas City
Location is 2220 Central Avenue
Kansas City, Kansas 66102
Call (913) 621-3445
A leading social service agency in St. Joseph County and Kansas City. Clothing, free Christmas meals and gifts, food, and more may be offered. they also try to help children during their birthdays. May have money for basic needs such as energy expenses.
The Olathe Catholic Charity clothing closet is at 333 East Poplar, Olathe, KS 66061. Phone (913) 433-2100 

Center Of Grace
Clothing closet address is 520 S Harrison Street
Olathe, KS 66061
Call (913) 764-1353

Central Avenue Center Of Hope
11 N. 15th Street
Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 233-2511 
The location may have free or low cost bathing facilities, blankets, clothing, personal items, winter coats, and food for very low income and homeless individuals.

City Union Mission - Community Assistance
Location is 1700 E 8th Street
Kansas City, MO (Jackson), MO  64106
Call (816) 329-1444 for intake
While funding is limited, they may have help for homeless and low-income women. Some programs are also available for families living in the Kansas City area. Call for the availability of free clothing, house wares, food, furniture, utilities and seasonal programs such as Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance as well as school supplies.

Clay County Clothes Closet, Inc.
Address is 3939 N. Cleveland
Kansas City, Missouri 64117
Call (816) 454-3960
A second location is 10901 Blue Ridge in Jackson County
Kansas City, MO 64134
(816) 763-3277




Community Services League
1001 Sibley Road
Buckner, MO 64016
(816) 249-5820
There is a center in Fairmount too. 800 S. Hardy, Independence, Call (816) 254-0446.
207 West Walnut Street, Grain Valley, Missouri 64029, main phone (816) 355-0328
404 N. Noland Road, Independence, MO (Jackson County), 64050, (816) 254-4100
1408 SE Austin Street, Oak Grove, Missouri 64075, dial (816) 690-8213
The locations may have Christmas/holiday or help with coats/blankets and employment assistance. Food, housing counseling and other aid, such as prescriptions may be passed out too. The non-profit may run out of resources as the demand is high. More information on assistance from united Community Services.

Cross-lines Cooperative Council
736 Shawnee
Kansas City, KS 66105
Telephone - (913) 281-3388
Free stuff, grants, referrals, and more is provided.

Edgerton United Methodist Church
Clothing Closet address is 300 E. 4th Street
Edgerton, KS 66021
Main number is (913) 882-6735

Good Samaritan Center
108 S Thompson
Excelsior Springs – Clay County, MO 64024
(816) 630-2718
The center provides food, utilities, clothing, transportation and health care. Limited furniture is available. Clothes for work or school may be distributed to students and children too.

Good Shepherd Thrift Shop and Food Bank
Address: 304 E. 4th Street
Tonganoxie, Kansas 66086
Call (913) 845-3964
The goal is to assist people with food, clothing, utilities, rent and miscellaneous house wares.

Grand Avenue Temple - Lazarus Boutique
Location is 205 E. 9th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 842-3484





Greater Pentecostal Temple
300 N. 9th Ave.
Kansas City, KS (Wyandotte) 66101
Call (913) 281-5577

Hope Coalition - Thrift Center
Center address is 117 W. 2nd St.
Holden, MO 64040
Call for hours. (816) 732-4026

Hope Faith Ministries - No Boundaries Day Center
Location is 705 Virginia Ave.
Kansas City, MO(Jackson), 64106
(816) 471-4673
The location serves anyone in need. Runs various services. Some examples are clothing shops for men, women, children; computer lab for job searching; diaper bank; children's books; locker storage; full laundry; and free legal assistance.

Immanuel Baptist Church
Main address is 112 W. 23rd St.
Independence, MO 64055
Main number is (816) 254-9579
This particular church offers clothing and basic supplies to residents of Independence, MO.

Interserv-Calvin Center
Main address is 1412 N. 3rd Street
Saint Joseph, Missouri  64505
(816) 232-7779

Lee's Summit Social Services - Thrift Store
Location: 108 SE 4th Street
Lees Summit, MO 64063
Call (816) 525-6798

Meet The Need Assistance Center
Address is 1302 N. Jesse James Road
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
Call (816) 630-5221
The location may have clothing, hygiene items, household goods, food, work clothing, suits and even fuel assistance to families and individuals in need that are currently employed but are just struggling.

Metro Lutheran Ministry - Northland Emergency Assistance
1104 NE Vivion Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64118
Main number is (816) 454-5295
Address is 722 Reynolds, Kansas City, 66101. Dial (913) 342-8333

Metropolitan Avenue United Methodist Church
3730 Metropolitan Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66106
Phone: (913) 831-4531

Micah Ministry-independence Blvd. Christian Church
Location is 606 Gladstone Boulevard
Kansas City, 64124
Phone - (816) 231-0016
Offers a baby pantry, hot meal as well as a free clothing closet for area residents. Diapers, formula, cribs, and more may be offered.





Migrant Farmworkers Project
Main address is 920 Southwest Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64108
Telephone - (816) 474-9868

Mount Carmel Willa Gill Center
Main address is 645 Nebraska Avenue
Kansas City, Wyandotte County, KS  66101
Address is (913) 621-4690

Mount Washington Baptist Church
Address is 9623 E. Independence Avenue
Independence, MO 64053
Number is (816) 254-5688

My Fathers House free furniture bank
13720 Roe Ave
Leawood, KS 66224
(913) 897-0120
A free furniture bank for the Kansas City area. Volunteers and donations keep it going. There may be beds, couches, tables, lights, lamps and more. More of the free furniture is gently used, with the possibility of some new items from time to time.

Neighbor 2 Neighbor - Clothing Closet
Main address is 500 W. 40th Street
Kansas City, Missouri  64111
Call (816) 931-1150
The clothing closet/pantry run by Neighbor to Neighbor is a non-profit community organization that runs provides items to the needy and low income.

Pettis County Community Partnership
Center address is 515 S Kentucky Avenue
Sedalia, MO 65301
Call (660) 827-0560
They offer information and referral to community resources in the greater Kansas City region. Shelters, homelessness prevention and awareness, clothing, household goods and more are offered. Some programs focus on senior citizens too.

Pleasant Green Baptist Church
Address is 340 David L. Gray Drive
Kansas City, KS 66101
Call (913) 371-5393
Church sponsored food pantry and clothing closet.

Redemptorist – Jackson County
Address of clothing closet is 207 W. Linwood
Kansas City, MO 64111
Call (816) 931-9942

Saint Louis Social Services
Location is 5930 Swope Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64130
Telephone number is (816) 822-9091




Saint Mary's - Outreach
 600 N. Liberty
Independence, MO 64050
(816) 252-8649
Emergency assistance is offered from the church and it provides clothing, food pantry, electric bill help, water, gas, prescription expense assistance, and occasionally furniture to the low income and working poor.

Salvation Army
Several locations are in the region. Resources include school supplies, Christmas assistance/Angel tree, free clothing for work, food pantry and more. An annual kindergarten through high school free back to school supply event also takes place. Other contact them for counseling and referrals.
108 W. Broadway, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024, call (816) 630-4155
600 Walnut Street, Leavenworth, KS 66048, main number is (913) 682-6596
5306 N Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64118, call (816) 452-5663
420 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, KS 66061, telephone (913) 782-3640
602 Messanie, Saint Joseph, MO  64501, dial (816) 232-5824

Other resources are also given from the Christian Faith based church. They may even help with bills. More on Kansas City Salvation Army assistance programs.

Samaritan Center
Main location is 1317 S. 2nd St.
Clinton, MO 64735
Call (660) 885-8555
The non-profit provides free food to the citizens of Henry County Missouri. Clothes and vouchers are also offered from a thrift shop.

Seton Center - Thrift Store
Main location is 2816 E. 23rd Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64127
Dial (816) 231-3955
The location offers good quality, gently used clothing available for women, men, elderly and children of all ages at very nominal costs. Individuals seeking clothing or household good assistance from Seton Center receive a voucher for four pieces of clothing. Donations are always needed.

Shawnee Mission Pta Clothing Center, Arrowhead Administrative Center
Address is 6601 Santa Fe Drive
Mission, KS  66202

Swope Parkway Church Of Christ
Location is 5620 Swope Parkway
Kansas City, Missouri 64130
Dial (816) 444-9511 for intake
The programs include a free food pantry, clothing and food bank, thrift store, and more. Clothes for summer or winter, books, bags, dresses, blankets for the homeless and much more is offered.

Together Center
Address is 1112 E. 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
Call (816) 842-1394

Trinity Family Midtown Church Of The Nazarene
Location is  3535 Broadway, Suite 2004
Kansas City, MO 64111
Call (913) 938-6770
The location runs a community clothing closet for lower income and struggling residents in their service area. They also offer a small amount of free toiletries and personal products.

True Light Family Resource Center
Center address is 712 E. 31st. Street
Kansas City, MO (Jackson), 64109
Call (816) 561-1700
Whether financial aid, or free items like food, clothes, hygiene or school supplies, shoes or more, assistance is offered. There are counselors on site too for job advice.

Whatsoever Community Center
Main address is 1201 Ewing
Kansas City, MO 64126
Main number is (816) 231-0227
Assistance programs include GED classes, Early Childhood Programs, Pre-School clothes, Youth Services, After School/COMBAT drug/alcohol prevention, summer day camp, clothing and the Apollo Project.





Zion Grove Missionary Baptist Church
Main address is 2801 Swope Parkway
Kansas City, Missouri 64130
Call (816) 924-1818


By Jon McNamara

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