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Free clothing closets, furniture banks and school supplies Knox County.

Find free clothes, school supplies, diapers, furniture, appliances, uniforms and more in Knox County. There is stuff available from several charity as well as church run free furniture or clothing bank organizations, many of which are in the city of Knoxville. There are restrictions in place, and all items passed out will only help qualified individuals. The free furniture banks as well as clothing closets will also only assist an income qualified family a certain number of times per year.

Families with a limited income can get help, based on availability. Not only may an article of clothes be passed out, but the centers can also provide information on various social services or other charities that offer free stuff including food, shelter, household supplies, and other aid. A seasonal assistance program will give out free back to school supplies or uniforms, and some kids in Knox County may apply for free birthday stuff too. There are resources for single moms or dads, seniors and others. So not only are clothes given, but also grants, gift cards, and other goods. Or locate free birthday stuff.

The hours of each clothing closet as well as furniture bank in the Knoxville area are limited too. They are generally open a couple days per week as there is difficulty in arranging volunteers to work at them. However there may also be some special programs run throughout the year. As an example, working poor families with students may receive free school supplies. Or there is Christmas and holiday presents as well as toys passed out along with clothing during the fall and winter months.

Knox County Schools PTA Clothing Center
Location - 1000 N Central Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee 37917
For details, call (865) 594-3791
Appointments are needed, and the process starts during the fall. There may be free uniforms, school supplies, and clothing for students in the Knox County school system. Backpacks, book bags, notebooks, pens, pencils, and other goods may be offered too. Other items for children from elementary to high school includes shoes, book bags, hats, winter boots, and other clothing items.

Ladies of Charity Thrift Shop
Main address - 120 West Baxter
Knoxville, Tennessee 37917
(865) 474-9348
There is free Children's and Adult Clothing a few times per year. However anyone else from the community of Knox County can also shop there for low cost furniture, clothing, diapers, and other items.




Angelic Ministries International
1218 N Central Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
Main phone - (865) 523-8884
Both personal hygiene items and free clothes are passed out from the charity at most twice every 60 days.

Fountain City Ministry Center
5364 North Broadway
Knoxville, TN 37918
(865) 688-5000
Knox County families can get free clothing for a child, up to size 12. The applicant must also be on SNAP food stamps. There may be small Christmas gifts provided to, based on donations.

Free furniture bank of Knox County - Ecumenical Store House
Address is 134 E Division Rd
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone: (865) 481-0274
This charity also supports Knox County. There may be free furniture to the low income, needy, seniors, and single moms and dads among others. Based on donations, there may be beds, tables, kitchen pots and pans, appliances, lamps, and so much more. This is a regional free food bank.

Salvation Army Center in Knox County
Family center is at 409 N Broadway
Knoxville, Tennessee 37917
Dial (865) 525-9401
In am emergency, everything from funds for bills or medications to clothing is offered. They also run the Red Kettle and Angel Tree Christmas program, provide back to school help, and more. A free school supply giveaway occurs each year. More on Knox County Salvation Army assistance programs.

Baptist Center at Western Heights
1230 W Scott Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee 37921
(865) 525-9068





Catholic Charities of East Tennessee
119 Dameron Ave
Knoxville, Tennessee 37917
Dial (865) 524-9896
Mothers and single moms can get free maternity clothes and supplies. There may also be diapers, car seats, and related goods for the new parents. Some basic household furniture, such as a couch or bed, may be given to the low income as well.

God's Place Thrift Store
5925 Chapman Hwy
Knoxville, TN 37920
(865) 604-8077
Kitchen tables, night stands, dressers, beds, cribs, books, clothes, and other gently used furniture is for sale.

Community Action Committee
2247 Western Ave
Knoxville, TN 37921
(865) 524-2786
The RSVP Career Closet in Knox County is for people on an interview or job seekers. Must of the clothes are for women, so will be dresses, blouses, skirts and the like. But men and other adults may be given suits, briefcases, and other goods. Continue with community action in Knox County.

Lisa Ross Birth and Women's Center
1925-B Ailor Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee 37921
(865) 524-4422
Single mothers may be given free school items and more.

Helen Ross McNabb Center
201 W Springdale Ave
Knoxville, TN 37917
Telephone - (865) 637-9711





Community Chest of Knox County
Address is 1508 N Central
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 522-3200
They sell very low cost items from the closet. The price is usually a $1 or less. There may be gently used household items, furniture, clothing, Christmas toys, and small appliances. Income criteria are in place.

Habitat for Humanity
314 Merchants Dr
Knoxville, Tennessee 37912
Main number - (865) 521-4949
A thrift store is on site.


By Jon McNamara

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