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Marion County and Indianapolis free clothes, furniture, and school supplies.

Free clothing and furniture banks may offer free items to the needy in Marion County and across Indianapolis. Some of the goods in highest demand include free clothing, furniture such as beds or appliances, back to school supplies, winter coats, or toys (for Birthday or Christmas).. The low income can also get free furniture for a home or apartment, computers, mattresses and clothes for a job interview.

The centers rely on donations from people in the community. So if you have surplus clothing or other goods that are in decent condition, please do contribute. Therefore what is offered at each location will vary based on those donations. Residents can pick up everything from shoes, suits (for work), winter coats, or maybe even appliances and furniture in Indianapolis. Your local Township Trustee in Marion County may also be able to assist or they can provide referrals.

An application process is in place at each of the free charitable furniture as well as clothing banks. Resources are limited, so not everyone will qualify or be able to receive help. Call a non-profit near you for more information.

Where to get free household and personal stuff in Indianapolis area

Brightwood Community Center
Address: 2410 North Station Street, Indianapolis, IN 46218. Call (317) 602-4780 or (317) 546-8200

Catholic Charities Indianapolis Crisis Office
1435 North Illinois Street, Xavier Building, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202. Telephone - (317) 236-1512
You can turn to this non-profit at most once every quarter. The charity will provide clothing, holiday assistance, meals, and household goods to the needy and low income. Students from the Marion County region can get free back backs, book bags, and other school supplies.

Township Trustees are located in every municipality in Marion County Indiana. They will try to satisfy an individual's basic needs. Apply for food, rent and mortgage help, medical care, household goods, utilities and more. They will often have information on nearby locations such as clothing closets, thrift stores, free furniture banks and places to go to for clothes in a crisis, such as winter coats. School supplies as well as work clothing, and maybe even transportation to your job, may be coordinated. The locations are below.

  • Center Township Trustee, Marion County, 863 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204, dial (317) 633-3610
  • Clay Township Trustee, Hamilton County, 10701 North College Avenue, Suite B, Indianapolis, Indiana 46280, (317) 846-2773
  • Decatur Trustee, 5410 South High School Road, Indianapolis, IN 46221, call (317) 856-6600
    Franklin Township Trustee, 6231 South Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46237, telephone number is (317) 780-1700 ext. 12
  • Perry Township Trustee, 4925 South Shelby Street, Suite 400, Indianapolis, IN 46227, call (317) 788-4810
  • Pike Township, 5665 Lafayette Road, Suite C, Indianapolis, IN 46254, call (317) 291-5801
  • Washington Township Trustee, Marion County, 5302 North Keystone Avenue, Suite E, Indianapolis, Indiana 46220, call (317) 327-8800
  • Wayne Township Trustee, 5401 West Washington, Indianapolis, IN 46241, dial (317) 241-4191
  • Lawrence Township Trustee, 4455 McCoy Street, Suite 100, Lawrence, IN 46226, telephone number - (317) 890-0011

 

 

 

Central Christian Church
701 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Call (317) 635-6397
The religious organization will redistribute donated clothing to persons in need, and items are passed out for free. Clients of the church will be able to receive one full set of clothing every couple of month. All ages are usually supported, so clothes may be offered for children, teenagers, and maybe even diapers for children. A small furniture distribution site is offered too.

Divine Direction Christian Church
1733 East 46th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205. Dial (317) 251-8122 or (317) 440-6281

Fletcher Place Community Center
Address - 1637 East Prospect Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203. Telephone - (317) 636-3466
May have blankets, winter coats, donated clothing, blankets, small household items, backpacks, and personal hygiene items. Applicants need to live on the near-southeast side of the city of Indianapolis.

Lambswear
Address is 5841 Thunderbird Rd #5837, Indianapolis, IN 46236. Phone: (317) 721-1664
Lambswear is a non profit organization in Indianapolis that collects gently used clothing. There are sizes newborn through 14/16 youth and distributes to children in need for free. The clothes can also help students during the school year. Note: They do not carry diapers, wipes or adult sizes. There are clothes provided across Marion County.

Assistance League-Indianapolis
Address is 1475 W 86th St E, Indianapolis, IN 46260. For information, dial (317) 872-1010
They offer many social services, including Operation School Bell in Marion County. This provides students from low income families or single parent/mother homes with free school items. This may be backpacks, pens, pencils, notebooks, shoes, sneakers and hygiene kits too. Many items may be offered, and there is also a free clothing closet.

Horizon Christian Fellowship
Address is 430 S Alabama St, Indianapolis, IN 46225. Call (317) 917-0450
Shoes, backpacks for school, coats, and other items are distributed. Additional goods may be provided for free around Christmas. Some household supplies and basic furniture is passed out too.

 

 

 

 

Greater True Gospel Tabernacle
2904 North Temple Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46218. Call (317) 925-0970 for hours
Assistance programs include a free clothing closet, food pantry, furniture bank, and more.

Harvest Prayer Center / Faith Changers Church
Address of clothing closet is 5062 Pike Plaza Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46254. Dial (317) 602-3684

Free furniture bank - Mustard Seed of Central Indiana
This charity covers all of Marion County and surrounding regions. Call (317)572-5724. They offer many assistance programs to the low income. There may be beds, couches, tables, appliances, electronics, and more. Students and adult job seekers may be able to find free laptop computers or desks for remote work or education. It is a free furniture bank for the needy.

Salvation Army Social Services
There are a few locations in Marion County. Many assistance programs, ranging from financial to free material goods, are offered. Kindergarten to high school students can get free back to school supplies or uniforms. Free Christmas toys, boxes of food, low cost furniture, and other aid is offered too. More on Salvation Army Marion County assistance programs.

HVAF Of Indiana
Address: 964 North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204. Call (317) 951-0688

Saint Vincent De Paul Indianapolis Society
1201 East Maryland Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Call (317) 687-0169 for an appointment.
Various forms of assistance may be offered, including financial. The center will also provide donated clothing to area persons in need. Get help applying for public aid too. A low cost thrift store has furniture, appliances, vintage goods, and other items for sale or a low price. There is a free furniture assistance program.

Tuxedo Park Baptist Church
Address is 29 North Grant Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46201. Phone - (317) 357-8087
There are other Marion County church assistance programs as well.

Jones Tabernacle AME Zion Church
2510 East 34th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46218. Phone - (317) 547-7828
Provides baby, adult clothing, and goods for children in need of help. A client's selection may be limited to one coat, three outfits and two pairs of shoes.

Keystone Christian Church
Primary address: 2525 East 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Telephone number is (317) 255-5003

 

 

 

 

Metro Baptist Center
952 North Pennsylvania Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Call (317) 687-0075

New Corinthian Baptist Church - Sanctity Of Salvation Inner City Ministry
Address - 2700 North College Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46205
(317) 921-0068
Items offered may include personal hygiene items, free food, clothing, and more.

Phillips Temple CME Church
210 East 34th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Telephone - (317) 925-2000
Resources include diapers, winter clothes, household supplies, small furniture, and more. There may be desks, pots and pans, and kitchen supplies.

Quest For Excellence
David R. Davis Donation Center
2051 North College Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 283-5730
Will only help people who were referred to the non-profit. It can come from a church, community action agency, or some other charity. Receive clothing and other household goods. The assistance programs are for anyone in Marion County. Donations are always needed.

Servant's Heart Of Indy
Address is 5602 Elmwood Avenue, Suite 212
Indianapolis, Indiana 46203
Phone - (317) 788-9433

The Food Link - New Wineskin Ministries
4501 West 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46222
Telephone: (317) 432-9565
There are free basic needs, including food or clothes. The working poor, unemployed and others get get free stuff from the charity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Morris Street Free Methodist Church
2302 West Morris Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46221
Dial (317) 632-8311 for intake
Distributes used clothing, at no charge, to persons in need in southwest Indianapolis. Some small household items available. Assistance is limited to once a month.

Bridgeport Central Baptist Church
Primary address is 9039 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46231. Phone number is (317) 247-8950
The church can provide people with free, donated, and gently used clothing. They will try to meet demand and offer items to all persons in need of help. shoes, bets, jackets, winter hats, work attire, and more is available.

 

By Jon McNamara

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