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

Find where and how to get free clothes, household supplies, stuff for a home such as furniture, school supplies and more on Lancaster County. Low-income families seeking professional work attire, or students in need of free uniforms, computers or school items, or families that need furniture for a home, can turn to clothing distribution centers or free furniture banks for help. Several charity organizations provide various goods to the working poor. However, what is passed out will depend on donations to the specific organization.

Assistance can include some or all of the following. The free clothing closets or furniture banks may have furniture, kitchen supplies, beds for children, diapers, school supplies, backpacks, and more free stuff for adults, children, as well as disabled people. This is in addition to the everyday clothes which can help ensure a child is prepared for school or an adult has what they need for work or a new job interview. The goods are provided usually for free, but sometimes with a low cost.

The Lancaster clothing closets also provide the items in confidence. So this means that is a child is given a notebook or uniform for their first day of school, it is done discreetly. Or if a low income family is given a bed, coach or other household item, it is done under the table. No matter what is given out, it will help the client build confidence over time.

Main office - 20 East Clay Street
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17602
Call 717-394-8412
The site has a professional clothing bank or free stuff. It is for job seekers or those on an interview. The non-profit will offer free business clothing, such as dresses, slacks, jackets, shoes, and more. Women can be given dresses, high heels, and other goods. There is even information on free job training in Pennsylvania.

First Assembly of God
4696 Breezy View Road
Columbia, Pennsylvania, 17512
Only has adult clothing for job interviews.




Lancaster County Food Hub (was known as Council of Churches)
Address: 812 North Queen Street
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17603
Phone - 717-291-2261
Partners with non-profit in Lancaster such as Careerlink EARN, Ready2Work, or the Education Center to offer clothing for work or general wear. Students, in particular adults, can be given free school supplies, books, and more for college or GED training. There may be other items passed out too based on donations.

Conestoga Valley Christian Community Services
Main address - 2420 Gehman Lane
Lancaster, PA, 17602
The charity clothing closet has many items. They include baby blankets, socks, underwear, shoes and winter coats, and school uniforms/notebooks.

Water Street Ministries
Address - 210 South Prince Street
Lancaster, PA, 17603
Telephone: 717-393-7709

Lancaster General Health Community Health Programs - Stork's Nest
Clothing center is at 531 North Lime Street
Lancaster, PA, 17602
Phone: 717-544-4305
Free bay items include diapers, clothes, blankets, car seats, and related goods.

Otterbein United Methodist
20 East Clay Street
Lancaster, PA, 17603

Columbia Presbyterian Church
360 Locust Street
Columbia, Pennsylvania, 17512
For intake, call 717-684-6271





Ephrata Area Social Services
227 North State Street
Ephrata, PA, 17522
Both a free clothing closet and furniture banks is in Lancaster County. Shoes, towels, diapers, winter coats for kids, beds, and more are passed out by the non-profit. The furniture for low income, disabled, and elderly is basic, but it can provide families a place to sleep, eat, or cook a meal.

Faith Outreach Center
475 Anderson Ferry Road
Mount Joy, PA, 17552
Phone - 717-426-2555

Mount Joy Helping Services
Main number - 717-653-5585
A free voucher is given to pay for clothes at thrift stores. Books, shoes or school items for elementary to high school age kids, winter hats, and other emergency clothing items may be passed out.

Lititz United Methodist Church
201 East Market Street
Lititz, Pennsylvania, 17543
A client choice clothing closet. Low income families can pick out, for free, just the goods they need.

Nearly-Nu Shop - Thrift Shop
Address: 9 North Main Street
Manheim, PA, 17545
Telephone: 717-665-7178

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - St. Mary's Church
Historic St. Mary's Church
119 South Prince Street
Lancaster PA 17603

The group of parishes and volunteers work to help the poor. As part of this, a free clothing and furniture bank can be used or get financial help. There may be winter attire, basic furniture such as beds or desks, boots, sneakers, appliances, hats and other basic items.

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
1905 Broad Street
East Petersburg, PA, 17520
Assistance programs in Lancaster County include a free food pantry, clothing closets, and small household furniture goods.





Hopeland UMC Clothing Bank - United Methodist Church
Lititz, Pennsylvania, 17543
Telephone - 717-738-1444
Clothes are offered in sizes from child to adults. Income restrictions are in place.

Matthew 25 Thrift Shop
Address: 48 East Main Street
Lititz, Pennsylvania, 17543
Call 717-626-4451
They run a thrift store. Donated clothes, furniture, household supplies, and other goods are sold to people of all races, religions, and income. The free or low cost furniture may be electronics, bedroom sets, couches, lamps, TV, computers and more.

Salvation Army
131 South Queen Street
Lancaster, PA, 17603
Phone number is 717-397-7565
Local companies help the non-profit run the Coats for Kids program, which has winter jackets, boots, hats, and gloves. There is also a thrift store at 1244 Manheim Pike, back to school supplies, and other clothes as well as financial aid for bills or living expenses. The Family Store has low cost furniture, kitchen tables and other items,

A Woman's Concern
1102 Millersville Pike
Lancaster, PA 17603
Office: 717-394-1561
Counseling, maternity clothes, formula, and other free stuff as well as assistance programs is for moms only, including single parents.

Pearl Street United Methodist
33 Pearl Street
Lancaster, PA, 17603
The charity has a school uniform Bank in Lancaster County. Backpacks, notebooks, sneakers, pends, pencils, tablets and many other items for students from K to 12.

Mission Thrift Shop
163 W Frederick Street
Millersville, Pennsylvania, 17551
Main phone number - 717-872-4571
What may be sold includes low cost computers, vintage goods, clothes, shoes, sneakers, pots and pans and more. Sometimes free items or vouchers are passed out too.

New Hope Community Closet
128 Townsedge Drive
Quarryville, Pennsylvania, 17566
Applicants, clothes, jewelry, and more is sold at a low cost. The money helps pay for the church programs in Lancaster County.







El Redentor & St. Paul's Clothing Closet
10 West Farnum Street
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17603
Sneakers, jeans, belts, winter hats, and many other free items are offered from the charitable free clothing bank.

Zion Lutheran Church, Akron
Address of the center: 832 Manor Street
Lancaster, PA, 17604
School notebooks for children, work attire, and other goods are offered.

Leola Area Ministerium
2813 Stumptown Road
Bird In Hand, Pennsylvania, 17505
Churches offer referrals. Families, including the underemployed and those in poverty, can use the Corner of Hope Clothing Bank. There are free school items as well as everyday clothes. Free birthday toys, backpacks and book bags for students, and other goods are offered too.


By Jon McNamara

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