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Phoenix and Maricopa County free clothes, school supplies and furniture.

Charities, non-profit clothing closets, donation centers and organizations across Maricopa County and Phoenix Arizona provide free clothes, school supplies, household goods, furniture and other items. This assistance is offered when available for people in need. Resources are limited, and many centers rely on contributions from the community.

In general lower income families can receive free clothing and furniture, food boxes, household goods, personal hygiene items, school or work uniforms and other stuff for everyday use. Other services can include free Christmas assistance and back to school events or birthday toys. There are also a variety of items for children, including gifts, toys, and backpacks.

Some of the centers will help people regardless of their income, while other free clothing closets and charities will only assist those who meet income as well as other qualifications. Each Maricopa County organization will have their own terms and conditions, so it is recommended to call first. Many locations also serve as thrift stores, meaning they will sell low cost items to the general public.

While not nearly as common, some of the charities and non-profit organizations in Maricopa County will be able to provide emergency financial assistance for items such as prescriptions, rent, or electric bills. If a clothing closet or agency can’t meet your needs, many can offer referrals. As every family deserves both clothes and affordable items for their home or apartment.

Forgotten Treasures
Location - 214 S 5th St.
Buckeye, Arizona 85326
Call (623) 386-3513
A number of resources are available. The center sells low cost goods to the public, and may distribute some or all of the following, including clothing, appliances, household goods, furniture for a home or apartment and more. A thrift shop, furniture program, and clothing closet are offered.




The Salvation Army - Apache Junction
One site is at Address - 605 E Broadway Ave, Apache Junction, AZ 85119, (480) 982-4110.
There are several other locations as well. Find Salvation Army services in Phoenix..
A thrift store and clothing closet may have furniture, clothing, and food boxes. A food pantry is on site. Other social services include rent, prescription and utility bill payment assistance. A free Christmas and holiday gift program is offered for children, as well as school clothes or supplies for students.

All Faith Community Services
214 S 5th St
Buckeye, AZ 85326
Telephone - (623) 386-3513
Resources include free baby clothing and diapers, appliances, baby formula, and other types of free gently used clothing items. Kitchen items, furniture, clothing, and more is offered. Much of the aid is for infants though from working poor families. Find additional programs that provide free baby stuff to low income families.

Gila Bend Community Action Program
303 E Pima St, Care 1st Gila Bend Resource Center
Gila Bend, Arizona 85337
Call (928) 683-6505 for information
Provides assistance including case management for families and individuals with low incomes and/or the homeless. Basic needs offered include congregate and home delivered meals, clothing, food boxes, air conditioning repairs, and transportation. Students from low income families, including immigrants, can free free school supplies, backpacks, notebooks, and more.

Financial aid offered is utility bill payment assistance and rent payments, as well as weatherization services. This is also a great non-profit to call for referrals to other charities, thrift stores, and government programs.





FIBCO Family Services Emergency Support Service Program
1141 E Jefferson St
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 385-3900
Supplies, clothing, kitchen items, and a soup kitchen are some of what is offered.

St. Mary’s Food and Clothing
Address is 831 N. 31st Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85009
(602) 242-3663
Offers personal grooming and hygiene items, a soup kitchen, and clothing.

WHEAT's Clothes Silo
4000 N 7th St Ste 102
Phoenix, AZ 85014
(602) 264-2262
A thrift store sells items. Other resources include distrusting shoes, clothing, and more. The charity also distributes women's clothing, shoes, purses, and accessories to women in need. Furniture, including beds or cribs may be passed out.

Urban OutReach - Tempe First United Methodist Church
215 E University Dr
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 967-3376
Accepts donations, and will provide furniture, clothing, books, appliances, and more to the public.

The Clothes Cabin
1100 N Alma School Rd Ste 9
Chandler, AZ 85224
Call (480) 285-4111
Provides free bedding, clothing, and personal grooming supplies.

Agua Fria Food and Clothing Bank
405 E Harrison Dr
Avondale, AZ 85323
(623) 932-9135
Programs include Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, career services, baby formula and clothing.





ICM Food and Clothing Bank
501 S 9th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Telephone (602) 254-7450
Offers free clothing, household goods, toiletries and other basic needs. May distribute emergency food boxes to individuals and families in need. Provides hot, free Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, toys for children, and food boxes when available. A clinic operates from time to time.

BOSS Clothing Bank
501 E Mahoney Ave
Buckeye, AZ 85326
Main phone - (623) 386-6365
Clothes, personal hygiene items, shoes or notebooks for school, and other goods are offered.

Vineyard Food & Clothing Bank
6250 W Peoria Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302
Call (623) 934-4000 for hours.
Provides clothing for people and families in need.

Maricopa County Free Furniture Bank
Dial (480) 833-3997.
Very low income families and those in poverty may be given the items they need. There is furniture for the elderly, disabled, and Spanish speakers too. Beds, coffee tables, kitchen supplies, and more is passed out.

Helen's Hope Chest
546 N Stapley Dr
Mesa, Arizona 85203
Phone - (480) 969-5411
this agency only serves Foster and Kinship families. In order to apply, CPS numbers (or other identification numbers) are required to receive any type of assistance. In addition, the organization will require an appointment as well as proof and proper documentation.

Hope Women's Center / Women's Resource Center
Address: 252 N Ironwood Dr
Apache Junction, AZ 85120
Telephone - (480) 983-4673
Provides assistance such as household products, children's/infant clothing, diapers, women's clothing, sundries, car seats, etc, to clients and individuals who participate in Hope Women's Center education classes. Single moms can apply for free school supplies for elementary to high school age kids.





Fresh Start Treasures
Main address - 3949 E Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85040
(602) 261-7167
Sells household items and clothing to the general public in Maricopa County.

With Child Center, Ltd
3121 E Greenway Rd Ste 303
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
(602) 788-5434
Offers baby clothing and furniture, maternity clothing, counseling, and other aid for parents and women. Other assistance includes referrals for free or reduced rate medical care, free pregnancy tests and classes.

New Life Pregnancy Center - Phoenix South
1431 E Southern Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85040
(602) 243-1614
Offers pregnancy services, including materials assistance for newborns such as clothing and diapers.
Another location is at 3100 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017, telephone number is (602) 515-3526.

Arizona Baptist Children's Services
1779 N Alvernon Way
Tucson, Arizona 85712
(520) 795-7541
Many items are for kids and newborns. Elementary, middle and high school students can get free school supplies, including pens, pencils, shoes, hats, bookbags and more.

Paz de Cristo Community Center
Main address is 424 W Broadway Rd
Mesa, AZ 85210
Dial (480) 464-2370
Clothing, prescription vouchers, and more are offered from a clothing closet.

City of Scottsdale -Vista del Camino Community Action Program
Scottsdale residency required for financial assistance
Primary address is 7700 E Roosevelt St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Please call for more information (480) 312-2323
Financial assistance for water bills, rent, utilities, emergency food boxes & emergency transportation.  Vista del Camino also provides free job readiness assistance to all Maricopa County residents seeking employment through a One-Stop Career Center with access to a free computer lab and internet access.

Fresh Start Women's Foundation Professional Wardrobe Services
1130 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 252-8494
Counselors provide women with appropriate work and professional clothing and accessories. Items passed out are for job interviews, new jobs, training, or even court appearances.

First Southern Baptist Church of Phoenix
3100 W Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85017
(602) 242-6104





Cultural Cup Food Bank
537 E Osborn Rd Ste 101
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Telephone number is (602) 266-8370
Provides needy families with basic needs including hygiene packs, emergency food boxes, baby supplies, and also  help with WIC and Food Stamp applications. Services are offered in languages including Spanish.

Tempe Youth Resource Center
Main address is 17 E 7th St.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Call (480) 966-2036

Lodestar Day Resource Center, Inc.
1125 W Jackson St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
(602) 393-9930
Programs include GED instruction, shoe distribution, school supplies, and employment services.

Eve's Treasures Thrift Store - Sun City
10765 W Peoria Ave
Sun City, AZ 85351
(623) 583-1434
Sells items such as donated clothing, furniture, and other household goods to the general public.

Arc of Tempe Thrift Shop
Location is 3400 S Mill Ave Suite 39
Tempe, Arizona 85282
Telephone number - (480) 967-0303

Flo's on 7th
Address of clothing center - 4116 N 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85013
(602) 254-7861

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Store
There are multiple sites, but one is at 420 W Watkins Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85003
(602) 261-6824
A number of social services are offered in Maricopa County. Also distributes clothing, appliances, books and electronics. Limited financial assistance is offered for bills, housing, rent, and more.
Or stop by the Glendale Center at 7018 N 57th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301, or dial (623) 931-9901. Additional locations are at 2540 W Apache Trl Suite 601, Apache Junction, AZ 85120, telephone (480) 380-4515 as well as 2352 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201, dial (480) 644-0887. More on Saint Vincent de Paul in Maricopa County.

Assistance League of Phoenix Thrift Store
7044 N 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Call (602) 944-9845
The charity sells donated toys, books, clothing, furniture, and household goods except appliances and bedding to the general public.

Family Attic - Phoenix
3121 E Greenway Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Location is (602) 765-1478





The Clothes Closet
Main location is 213 S 11th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Call (602) 252-9023 for intake.
Professional work attire, suits, dresses, slacks and other items are offered. Students under the age of 18 can be given free back to school supplies, books, tablets, and clothing they need for the year too.

Casa de Amor Baptist Center
819 S Macdonald St.
Mesa, Arizona 85210
Telephone - (480) 464-2877
Provides furniture, clothing, and household goods.

By Jon McNamara

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