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Free clothing closets, furniture banks and school supply programs Lehigh County.

Lehigh County families looking for free clothes, back to school supplies, household goods or furniture for a home or apartment can get assistance. There are free clothing closets, discounted thrift stores and furniture  banks in the Allentown and county for the stuff they need. Get appliances, laptops, work or school uniforms, backpacks, general use clothing and so much more.

If the individual is not qualified for assistance from one of these charitable organizations then they can turn to a local thrift store instead. Between the two types of centers there may be shoes, free winter coats or school supplies, work attire, and more offered. Examples of goods are as follows.

-Parents can get items for their kids, such as shoes, backpacks for school, or small Christmas items.
-Job seekers can apply for professional work attire.
-Thrift stores in Allentown will sell gently used furniture, beds, cribs, and similar items.

The lowest income families may be given free items or vouchers to shop at a clothing closet. Other people will need to pay some money for what they need, however they may still experience savings from the locations.

Agape New Testament Fellowship Clothing Closet
Main address is 5229 Route 873
Schnecksville, Pennsylvania 18078
Main phone - 610-767-2869
During certain times of the year there may be free clothing or households goods for families or children.

Salvation Army Allentown and Whitehall - Lehigh Valley Area Services
They only serve low income families in with proof of residency in the county. The assistance ranges from a thrift store to a free food pantry and clothing closet. There may be winter coats for kids, free back to school supplies (backpacks, pens, Chromebooks and more). They can also direct families to public aid, financial programs, places for gently used furniture and other social services. Continue with Salvation Army Lehigh County PA.




The Lehigh Conference of Churches
Location is 457 Allen St
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18102
Main phone number is (610) 433-6421
Multiple churches in Lehigh County are part of the conference. They combine everything from free furniture banks to housing resources, financial aid, food and more. There are books, educational material including back to school supply drives, and clothes. Get socks, underwear, blankets, winter coats and more, and furniture may be a bed, desk, laptop computer or other critical free stuff for the low income.

Perfect Fit For Working Women
1101 West Hamilton Street
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18101
Only clothes for work are available. There may be business casual, scrubs for nurses, dresses, and more. Donations of good repair, clean items are needed from the Leigh County community.

Everlasting Life Ministries
Address is 224 North 6th Street
Allentown, PA 18102
A free clothing bank is open a couple days per month. Free stuff can be for the disabled, elderly, single parents and others in need.

Salem Inner-City Thrift Shop
Address is 628 Turner Street
Allentown, PA, 18102
For hours, call 610-820-4111
Some low cost goods are offered, and in a crisis, there may be free items for women fleeing violence, those in a disaster and others. Beds, couches, kitchen tables, dressers, desks and also electronics, vintage items and other course clothes.

Care Net Lehigh Valley - Allentown Center
Location is 1034 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA, 18101
Women can get maternity clothes, free pregnancy testing kits, information on cribs or medical assistance, as well as applications to government benefits. Also, find more programs for free cribs.





Mosser Village Family Center - Clothing Bank
614 South Carlisle Street
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18109
Books, kitchen appliances, free work clothing, and more is available.

Catholic Charities
530 Union Boulevard
Allentown, PA, 18109
The charity and local churches may have baby furniture for single moms, clothing, diapers, and other baby care items.

Twice Blessed Home Shoppe
25 North Tenth Street
Allentown, PA, 18102
Call 610-351-7458
A low cost thrift store in Lehigh County. There may be household goods, furniture, bedding, towels, linens, school uniforms, Christmas toys, small appliances and more for sale.

Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop
Address is 113 Bridge Street
Catasauqua, PA, 18032

American Family Services Foundation
Address is 1025 MacArthur Road
Whitehall, Pennsylvania 18052
They operate a Family Thrift Store.

Second Chance Shoppe
Main location is 636 Main Street
Slatington, PA 18080
The store collects donated appliances, jewelry, computers, and more. The goods are then resold.


By Jon McNamara

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