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Free clothing closets, furniture, and back to school supplies King County and Seattle.

Low income families can turn to clothing closets as well as furniture banks in King County Washington for free stuff. The charities may offer winter or professional attire, free school supplies or household furniture, kitchen goods, diapers, appliances and much more stuff to low-income households. A few dozen non-profit centers in the region provide a number of services to families, seniors, pregnant mothers, and others who need help in the greater Seattle Washington. The items include free school uniforms as well as supplies, work uniforms, clothes for everyday use, and even furniture and/or appliances as needed.

Most of the organizations focus on addressing a certain type of need. For example some clothing closets may distribute baby clothing and toys while others will have free work and school clothing for students or the unemployed. In addition there are some low cost thrift stores listed below, which focus on furniture, beds, baby items, and related goods. If a location in King County can't meet your needs then they may have referrals or suggestions for you. The bottom line is that the sites help thousands of people every year with meeting their basic needs as well as by distributing free stuff to low income families.

Locations also rely on donations and volunteers. This will often help determine what free stuff or items are available for distribution. If you can contribute any extra, gently used clothing or household goods to a thrift store or clothing closet then please do so.

Find free stuff in Seattle region from charities and non-profits

Atlantic Street Family Center – Baby Shoppe
Address is 2103 S Atlantic St, Seattle, WA 98144. Telephone (206) 723-1301
Everything from free maternity clothes to beds, car seats, and similar goods are given out. Some diapers or wipes may also be available. The non-profit provides free gently used baby clothes from size newborn to toddler.

Bridge Care Center
Location is 1401 Leary Wy NW, Seattle, Washington 98107. Dial (206) 789-0220
A drop in center offer clothing, free use of a computer, and emergency financial aid. There are also books and educational materials or school items for young kids. The non-profit assists the homeless by providing hygiene items and other displaced families can also seek help.

 

 

 

Bellevue LifeSpring - Back to School Children's Clothing
The center offers children from low income families with vouchers during the summer and fall. This is only for the Bellevue School District area. There are free school supplies, bookbags, shoes, and similar items. They also run a thrift store. The general public can buy nearly-new and gently used clothing, household items, and books. Call (425) 451-1175

Bellevue Youth Link/Bellevue Teen Services Clothing Closet
Address: 450 110th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98004. Call 425-452-5254 or 425) 643-8246 to reach a representative.
The location will have a clothing bank that can assist homeless and low-income teens. Volunteers are always needed. May have blankets, linens and other items.

Black Diamond Community Center
Main address is 31605 3rd Ave, Black Diamond, WA, 98010. Phone (360) 886-1011
May have work clothing, kitchenware, appliances, blankets, furniture, motel & gas vouchers. Some financial assistance for needs such as rent or heating oil may be available in King County.

Bread of Life Mission - Men and Women's Clothing
97 S Main St, Seattle, WA, 98104. Dial (206) 682-3579

Catholic Community Services - Lazarus Center
The charity is at 2329 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144.Call (206) 623-7219

The center runs a Clothing Room. It will distribute free women's and men's clothing for homeless, the low income and marginally housed adults. Assistance is also for senior citizens. Items are passed out on a first-come, first-served basis. A youth program may have case management, counseling, free food, clothing, showers, laundry, hygiene items and bus tickets.

Center for Human Services
17018 15th Ave NE, Shoreline, Washington, 98155. Main number is (206) 362-7282

Chief Seattle Club
410 2nd Ave Ext S, Seattle, Washington, 98104. Call (206) 292-6214
American Indians and Alaska Natives can use this center. It offers drop-in support services and the assistance offered includes clothing, bus tickets, alcohol assessment and referral, and also help in applying for DSHS/BIA benefits assistance.

 

 

 

 

Salvation Army - Social Services Department - Seattle and King County
Offers various free material programs. One is a resource known as Miscellaneous Tangible Needs Assistance. It may have free items for clients such as emergency assistance with toiletries, diapers, prescription medications, formula, pots and pans, and occasionally bedding as well as other stuff.

The church based charity also provides vouchers for a program that offers clothes, work attire and stuff to those who need work-related professional clothing. An annual free school supply assistance programs, as well as free toys for a birthday or Christmas even, are also offered. Some emergency financial assistance for medications or job supplies are dependent on funding.

  • 1101 Pike St, Seattle, Washington, 98101. Phone (206) 447-9944
  • Salvation Army - Social Services Department - White Center, 9050 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA, 98106, Call (206) 767-3150 Ext: 102
  • 206 S Tobin St, Renton, WA, 9805. Phone (425) 255-5969
  • 911 164th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA, 98008, telephone (425) 452-7300 Ext: 205
  • 9501 Greenwood Ave N Outreach Ministries, Seattle, WA, 98103, call (206) 783-1226 Ext: 13
  • A few other locations are also in the region. Continue with Salvation Army assistance King County.

Children's Home Society of Washington - Auburn Family Resource Center
212 5th Ave S, Kent, WA 98032. Phone - (253) 854-0700
May have diapers and used children's clothing. Some basic furniture, including cribs or beds, may be offered too. A second location is at 3200 NE 125th St Suite 2, Seattle, WA, 98125, call (206) 364-7930

Congregations for the Homeless
Location is 515 116th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004. Call (425) 289-4044
Note the Day Center only serves single men. Offers lunch, computer access, showers, laundry, clothing, hygiene items, bus tickets, resume and job search help, and one-on-one case management.

Federal Way Community Caregiving Network
345 S 312th St, Federal Way, WA 98003 .Telephone - (253) 661-0505
Will distribute to the low income and seniors personal hygiene items, winter clothing, coats and other household supplies may be available.
The charity provides clothing, furniture, and holiday assistance in King County. Based on donation levels, there may also be information given to low income families on how to apply for Christmas gifts. Other centers are at 1829 S 308th St Steel Lake Presbyterian Church, Federal Way, WA, 98003. Dial (253) 661-0505

Immaculate Conception Church
Location is 820 18th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122. Call (206) 322-5970
The charity has free small household items, such as kitchen appliances. Or get clothes, shoes, underwear, and other items. King County residents, whether adults or children, can only use the clothing closet at most once every 30 days.

Federal Way Senior Center - Clothing Bank
4016 S 352nd St, Auburn, WA, 98001. Call (253) 838-3604
The location has a clothing bank. Items available to low income families and the needy depend on what is donated. King County seniors can get free winter coats, jackets, hats, and other attire. Contribution are accepted for infant through adult clothes. Holiday goods may be offered too.

Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank
179 1st Ave SE, Issaquah, Washington, 98027. Call (425) 392-4123
Distributes free or low cost household goods as well as clothing for infants to adults as well as work clothing for people going on an interview. Programs are for Issaquah, Carnation, Snoqualmie, North Bend, Fall City, Sammamish, Renton, Maple Valley, Preston, Hobart and Ravensdale only.

 

 

 

 

Job's Closet
Location is 8302 Renton Ave S, Seattle, WA, 98178. Call (206) 412-2809
Anyone seeking a job in King County, or those on an interview, can get items. Dresses, slacks, briefcases, and related items are passed out free of charge.

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission
Center address is 318 2nd Ave Ext S, Men's Shelter, Seattle, WA, 98104. Call (206) 622-5177
The homeless can get blankets and hygiene supplies as well as a free meal. Kids can get books, pens or free bookbags for school too.

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - Food and Clothing Bank
5950 4th Ave S, Seattle, Washington, 98108. Call (206) 767-9975 Ext: 1124
Provides free clothing for those in need. Also has pet products and offers bus tickets to homeless clients. Thrift stores are operated. The stores may sell furniture including beds, couches, TV, computers for work or school, and more.

  • Another SVDP address is 5972 4th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98108. Call 206-686-5260

Westwood Christian Assembly
9252 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA, 98106. Dial (206) 763-0585

Elizabeth Gregory Home
They only help women. The location is 1604 Northeast 50th Street, University Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA 98105. Call 206-729-0262.
Women over the age of 18 can get free clothes, dresses, high highs, summer or work clothes and more. There are even bus tickets or hygiene supplies.

Operation School Bell at Assistance League of Seattle
Address is 1415 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103.
They help students from kindergarten to grade 5 in Seattle. Free clothes, school supplies, notebooks, paper, writing material and personal hygiene stuff too.

Transform Burien Outreach Center
Location is 15623 Des Moines Memorial Drive South, Burien, WA 98148. Call 206-839-6620
Get everything from sleeping bags to free socks, gloves, birthday or Christmas toys, and general clothes.

White Center Food Bank
Center for baby items are 10829 8th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98146. Dial (206) 762-2848
Hygiene items, food, groceries, free stuff for the working poor and much more.

YWCA of Seattle - King County - Snohomish County - Seneca
Main address is 1118 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101. Call (206) 461-4888
Offers free work-appropriate clothing for low-income women and homeless. They can also help children of the women, provide educational supplies in King County as well as other resources.

Donald Loomis Memorial Clothing Bank
250 Main St, Buckley, WA 98321. Phone (360) 829-6605
Only open when school is in session. There may be free school clothes for children, such as shoes, coats, uniforms, hats, and similar items.

Treehouse - Wearhouse
Location is 2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, Washington, 98144. Call (206) 767-7000 for hours
Provides books, clothing, toys, free school supplies, baby things, backpacks, computers, Christmas assistance and other items for children who are living in out-of-home care.

Emerald City Community Seventh Day Adventist Church
801 25th Ave S, Seattle, WA, 98122. Dial (206) 322-0717

Hopelink – Sno-Valley
Main address - 31957 E Commercial St
Carnation, WA, 98014
Call (425) 333-4163
Some of what is offered includes free clothing and shoes for adults, teens, children and infants; pillow cases and towels; maternity, work and dress clothing; sheets, a food pantry and more. There is also some gently used, low cost furniture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jubilee Women's Center
Primary address is 620 18th Ave E, Seattle, WA, 98112. Call (206) 324-1244
The non-profit organization offers free women's clothing to homeless or low-income women in Seattle and King County. Types of clothing include: women's casual, some personal hygiene items, business clothing and accessories (such as hat, shoes, belts, make-up, purses, and scarves).

Kent Food Bank & Emergency Services
515 W Harrison St Kent Alliance Center, Suite 107, Kent, Washington, 98032. Main number is (253) 520-3550
Whether financial aid, free food, diapers, or household goods, items are offered from this free clothing and furniture bank.

King County Department of Community and Human Services - Veterans' Program
Stop by 401 5th Ave #500, Seattle, WA 9810. Call (206) 296-7656 or (206) 263-9105
This government organization helps veterans with shelter, food, utilities, eviction prevention, career counseling, employment related expenses, move-in costs, work clothes, medical, gas and prescriptions; and even motel vouchers.

Multi-Service Center
1200 S 336th St., Federal Way, WA, 98003. Phone - (253) 838-6810
Both financial aid as well as basic needs - free stiff is given out. There may be laptops or Chromebooks for workers or students in King County, work attire, baby or maternity clothes for new or single moms and more. Continue with King County Multi-service center.

Margie Williams Helping Hands Center
Location is 973 Chelan Ave NE MLK Memorial Baptist Church, Renton, WA, 98059. Call (425) 687-8365 or  (425) 255-1446.
Provides a clothing bank for anyone in need.

Midway Community Covenant Church - Midway Clothing Bank
22460 24th Ave S
Des Moines, WA, 98198

Miracles Food Bank - Food Pantry and Baby Cupboard
12544 Renton Ave S
Seattle, WA, 98178
(206) 380-6237
Provides free diapers and baby food. The location may also have items like cribs, laundry detergent, plates and toilet paper.

Next Step Pregnancy Services
17602 Highway 99
Lynnwood, WA, 98037
(425) 329-4569

North Helpline
Address is 12736 33rd Ave NE
Seattle, Washington, 98125
Call (206) 367-3477

 

 

 

 

 

Northwest Harvest - Baby Cupboard
Address is 711 Cherry St.
Seattle, WA, 98104
Dial (206) 625-0755

NW Furniture Bank
They partner with hundreds of charities, churches, and non-profits in the region, including King County. There may be gently used, but free, furniture. This includes beds, tables, couches, and many other items. Other goods for low income families can be lamps, electronics, TVs, and more. A processing fee may be required, and call 253-302-3868 for details on the free furniture bank.

Pike Market Senior Center
Older adults, the elderly, and senior citizens can get items and basic needs such as diapers, clothing, holiday support, and household goods. Volunteers and staff may also offer food delivery to homebound seniors and clients with disabilities in the King County region.
Main address is 1531 Western Ave 5th Floor
Seattle, WA, 98101
Telephone (206) 626-6462

Plateau Outreach Ministries
1806 Cole St, Enumclaw, WA, 98022
Dial (360) 825-8961

Pregnancy Aid of South King County a Auburn
The center provides support and referrals for pregnant women and new families in South King County. May also offers a limited amount of maternity, baby and children's clothing. Furniture, such as cribs or beds, may be available. Provides a free or low cost layette to mothers a month before her baby is born.
Location is 517 F St SE
Auburn, Washington, 98002
Call (253) 939-6676

Pregnancy Aid of South King County - Des Moines
Primary center is at 730 S 225th St
Des Moines, WA, 98198
Call (206) 878-3770
Provides various forms of support and counseling. Year round it may have baby/toddler items such as clothes, maternity wear, or free Christmas toys. Cribs only available to clients in Tukwila, Des Moines, Federal Way, and Burien.
Other locations are at 1209 S Central Suite 204, Kent, Washington, 98032. Call (253) 852-1201

Providence Regina House
Main location is 8201 10th Ave S
Seattle, Washington, 98108
Main number is (206) 763-9204

Queen Anne Helpline
311 W McGraw St, Seattle, WA, 98119
Call (206) 282-1540 for an appointment.

Renton Kiwanis Clothes Bank
Main location is 1025 S 3rd St Suite A, Renton, WA, 98055
(425) 271-5091

South Sound Dream Center
(253) 288-1806
Only offers referrals to local churches.

St. Francis House
169 12th Ave
Seattle, WA, 98122
Provides small household items, clothing and limited furniture for those in need.

St. James Episcopal Church
24447 94th Ave S
Kent, WA, 98030
(253) 852-4100
Has vouchers for free clothes at local closets.

St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church - Backpacks for the Homeless
13055 SE 192nd St.
Renton, WA, 98058
Telephone - (253) 631-1044

St. Thomas Catholic Church - Outreach
4415 S 140th St, Tukwila, WA, 98168
Call (206) 242-5501 for details.

Suburban King County YWCA - Family Village Redmond
Offers the unemployed and job seekers with used office-appropriate job interview clothing. They accept donations too.
Location 16601 NE 80th St
Redmond, WA, 98052
(425) 556-1350

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vashon Youth & Family Services
A number of support services provide free vouchers or other stuff to Vashon residents for clothing, basic needs and household items. Case managers also offer housing search assistance by helping clients find low-income or transitional housing in King County.
20110 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon, WA, 98070
(206) 463-5511

Wellspring Family Services - Baby Boutique
Serves families with children ages 0-17 who are experiencing homelessness or have been placed in permanent housing within the past 3 months. They provide free children’s items (new and gently-used) such as clothing, diapers, toys, books, and baby equipment.
Location is 1900 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA, 98144
Telephone - (206) 902-4270

West Seattle Helpline
Address: 6516 35th Ave SW Suite 204
Seattle, Washington, 98126
Dial (206) 932-4357 for intake
Callers can get referrals to help programs. Both free grants, clothes for work or school, public assistance, and other information is available.

His Hands Extended
1909 S 341st Pl
Federal Way, WA, 98003
Phone the clothing bank at (253) 874-7420
The charity may have shoes, sneakers, some uniforms for work or school, and basic furniture. Single moms and dads are major users of this center.

 

By Jon McNamara

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