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Free clothing closets, furniture and school supplies in Lake County Illinois.

There are free clothing closets, furniture banks and non-profits in Lake County Illinois that provide basic needs to low income families, including back to school supplies, clothes for year round use, furniture and more stuff. Using donations from the community, the centers may have various free stuff. This may be everything from work clothes or free school supplies to seasonal programs, such as programs for Christmas or even Easter baskets. Or get appliances, free beds, couches, kitchen supplies and household goods.

The resource centers in Waukegan  and Lake County IL have collection points in which people can donate goods. Then, based on that, there may be items passed out to income qualified families. Based on the time of the year and what is donated, there may be school supplies (shoes as shoes or backpacks), uniforms for work and other items (maternity clothes, diapers, or furniture). During Christmas, programs such as adopt a family may have presents for children.

When applying for assistance, applicants need proof of income. There are also often waiting lists in place in Lake County Illinois. The clothing closets are also only open limited hours, but call for information.

Locate free stuff in Lake County IL from charities below

Twice as Nice Mother and Child
Address - 3901 Grove Avenue
Gurnee, Illinois 60031
Phone - (224) 637-1644
Many goods are passed out. There may be gently used clothes, infant items, supplies for babies, and even limited amounts of diapers.

Goodwill Thrift Store
Address is 761 South Midlothian
Mundelein, IL 60060
Phone: (847) 566-0636
They sell goods, at a low price. Job placement is also offered in Lake County. Furniture, cribs, clothes, beds, and toys such as stuffed animals may be sold too.




Zion Township
Address is 1015 27th Street
Zion, IL 60099
For hours, ring (847) 872-281
Will only offer emergency items to residents of the town, such as winter coats for children or blankets for the elderly.

1105 West Greenwood
Waukegan, Illinois 60087
(773) 867-7382
A focus is on youth. Clothes for infants, newborns, and students in Lake county Illinois. This may also be free supplies, bookbags, shoes, and other goods.

Willow Creek Community Church Care Center
Address is 67 Algonquin Road, South Barrington, IL 6001. Call (224) 512-2600
The clothing closet is open to qualified people. They can “shop” for what they need. Find free freshly laundered clothes in Lake County IL, household supplies, maternity clothes for pregnant women in Lake County or free baby supplies, even including cribs.

Love INC - Clearinghouse/Help Center
P.O. Box 7796
Gurnee, IL 60031
The faith based charity has referrals and ministries for basic supplies. Items include kitchenware, furniture, computers, clothes, and more. Referrals are also given for voucher and holiday programs.

Pregnancy Counseling Center
Address: 300 North Seymour Avenue - Suite C
Mundelein, Illinois 60060
Dial the charity at (847) 949-4443
Free clothes for children and pregnant mom's. There can also be diapers and some basic furniture items, such as free infant cribs.





Family First Center of Lake County
202 South Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 244-4374
Everything from applications to public assistance (SNAP, SSI, etc.) are available along with a free bag of clothes, including winter gear.

One Hope United
215 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Lake Villa, IL 60046
(847) 245-6501
A small clothing closet is on site. Low cost goods are passed out, or sold at a discount, for low to moderate income families.

Shiloh Baptist Church
Address is 800 South Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 662-6325
Volunteers offer free clothes, food, and blankets, among other goods.

The Chapel - Grayslake Campus
25270 West Illinois Route 60
Grayslake, Illinois 60030
(847) 201-2777

Impacting Veterans Lives
2323 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064
Children of veterans can get school supplies, clothes, shoes, bookbags, and more. There are also sleeping bags for homeless veterans in Lake County, professional work or interview clothes, and other free items.

Lake County Free Furniture Bank
This is a charity that accepts donated items, and then passes out furniture to the needy, low income, and poor. They also support Cook County. Get desks, laptop computers, refrigerators or washers, beds, mattresses, kitchen tables, chairs and more. Many types of free furniture for a home or apartment may be passed out. Call 312-752-0211.

912 8th Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 623-2112
A clothing closet and food pantry are on site. Children can receive items for winter or maybe gently used boots, or winter hats and gloves. Books, school items, free educational supplies and other items may be offered too.

PLAN - Emergency Assistance
1892 Nicole Avenue
Round Lake, IL 60073
Telephone - (847) 302-9904
Low income, the working poor, and families in poverty can get help.

Salvation Army
850 S Green Bay Rd
Waukegan, Illinois 60085
Main phone - (847) 336-1880
Adopt a Family helps during Christmas. There are also thrift stores, clothing centers, supplies for school, and shelter/housing too. uniforms for children returning to elementary or middle school may be offered. Emergency aid is offered from the non-profit. Find more details on Salvation Army in Lake County.







First United Methodist Church
128 North Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue
Waukegan, Illinois 60085
Phone - (847) 623-2433
Not only may meals be served, but clothing is passed out too. Some household items, small furniture, and more is also offered.

Saint Mary of Vernon - Sharing Hands
Address: 236 U.S. Highway 45
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
(847) 362-1069
Volunteers help the less fortunate. Clothes for work, toys for Christmas such as Adopt a Family, and more is passed out in Lake County Illinois.

By Jon McNamara

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