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Kern County free clothes, furniture, and school supplies.

Several non-profit run and charity free clothing closets as well as furniture banks provide assistance to needy families in Kern County California. There are items like free back to school supplies, diapers for new moms, work clothes, furniture, appliances, laptop computers, and much more offered. The goal is to provide free or low cost stuff to needy families.

In addition, many of the centers offer other forms of support, such as basic needs and furniture. There may be giveaway programs like free back to school supplies, personal hygiene items, small appliances, bedroom sets, couches, and seasonal programs. Those can include Easter and Christmas meals, gifts, birthday toys, and holiday assistance.

While donations of what is available will vary and is limited (in particular during Christmas) the charities do their best to help the needy. A special focus is on assisting children, infants, immigrants, and students in Kern County. This is why book bags for school, backpacks, and even free birthdays may be given out. If a center can't help you, ask for referrals.

Some of the specific items provided can include free winter coats, shoes, boots, hats, and uniforms. Individuals seeking employment may be able to receive free professional work attire, such as a suit or dress. Special holiday toys, gifts, and fund raisers are held too. While not as common, some of the Kern County clothing centers may have cash assistance or serve meals too.

Clinica Sierra Vista Incorporated
825 N Downs, Suite A
Ridgecrest, California, 93555
Main phone number is 760-375-4357
Some of the material goods assistance provided can include free hygiene kits, bus tickets, diapers, grocery store food vouchers or baby formula. Car seats may be available. They partner with and provide referrals to the Salvation Army and their thrift stores too. Other assistance is for pregnant teens and senior citizens.




Bakersfield Family Church - His House of Refuge
Address is 106 Wilson Avenue
Bakersfield, California, 93308
Main phone number is 661-387-1778
The non-profit provides clothing and food. In addition, Parenting Classes are held as needed. They also assist immigrants, including Spanish Speakers, with their basic needs by offering referrals, free clothes, blankets, and much more. Some students can get school supplies, book bags, uniforms and other free supplies.

Pregnancy Care Center
128 S. Silver Ridge
Ridgecrest, California, 93555
Main phone - (760) 384-2273
Clothing may be offered for newborns and pregnant or single moms. Food, furniture, cribs and baby formula may be passed out as well when available. Or there are also free diapers for low income parents or those who struggle to pay the bills in Kern County.

N.E.E.D.S. Center (Necessary Emergency Economic District.)
518 Main Street
Taft CA 93268
Phone number is 661-763-4888
May provide the use of a phone or computer, clothing, food, and other basic needs. Textbooks, educational material and other goods may be offered too.

Shafter Healthy Start Collaborative Family Resource Center
331 Shafter Avenue
Shafter California 93263
Call 661-746-8690 for intake.

Hope Center, Inc.
Main address is 3311 Manor Drive
Bakersfield CA 93308
Telephone number is 661-399-2119





Salvation Army
The non-profit focuses on helping with basic needs. This includes free clothing, shoes, and Christmas assistance. Food, meals, and programs such as Angel Tree are offered too. A free back to school supply giveaway even also takes place during the summer and fall months. The centers are at 2230 Shasta Street in Mojave. Call 661-824-2100. Other location is at 6105 Lake Isabella Boulevard, Lake Isabella CA 93240, dial 760-379-5100. Or find more details on Salvation Army assistance programs in Kern County.

Gods Storehouse
20021 Highway 178
Weldon, California, 93283
The center offers bread, clothing, and free food distribution times to Kern County residents.

Regional clothing center and emergency services
4621 Isabella Boulevard
Lake Isabella, California, 93240
(760) 379-4825
Assistance is for fire victims and can include clothing, shelter, food, blankets, water, and personal hygiene necessities. Referrals are also offered to non-profits such as the American Red Cross.

Flood Ministries
Address is 1830 Truxtun Ave
Bakersfield, California 93301
(661) 323-5663
Programs include a food pantry and furniture bank. Get small household items, desks or chairs for work, lamps, beds, tables, and small kitchen appliances or pots and pans.

LOVE of Kern County
901 Sacramento St
Bakersfield, CA 93305
For referrals from the Clearing house, dial 661-325-8838
They operate a Clearinghouse, meaning referrals are given. Learn about Christmas help, free furniture programs for the low income or poor, financial help and more. Various churches provide household goods to the needy.





Sharing And Caring of Tehachapi
230 Pauley Street
Tehachapi CA 93561
Receive free clothing, gasoline, food, household supplies, bus tickets, and financial aid for rent or utility bills.

Dignity Health - Catholic Health Care West Central California Administration
1627 Virginia Avenue, Suite B
Bakersfield CA 93307
Telephone number is (661) 323-7962

Saint Vincent de Paul
316 Baker Street
Bakersfield, CA, 93307
Main phone – 661-323-7340
Applicants need referrals. The charity may offer furniture, clothing, coats and more. A walk in service assists the homeless. Other resources include Hygiene Kits, availability of showers, use of computer, and an on site thrift store.

Bakersfield Homeless Center Bethany
1600 East Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield CA 93305
Telephone number - 661-322-9199
Blankets, sleeping bags, free meals, and even shelter is given. The clothing bank is free to families in poverty.

Assistance League of Bakersfield
Location is 1924 Q Street
Bakersfield CA 93301 United States
They operate the Bargain Box Thrift Store, which sells worn items of new or gently used clothing to dress underprivileged children in the local school district. Low cost furniture is sold at the store too. Other supplies, such as backpacks, shoes or school book bags to kids from low income families, may be provided too.





Central Seventh Day Adventist Church
4201 Wilson Road
Bakersfield California 93309
Provides clothing and foodstuff.


By Jon McNamara

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