McHenry County free and low cost clothing closets.

Families without basic necessities can contact a clothing closet for help. The non-profit organizations will try to provide support to families, children, and the elderly with what they need for survival, such as clothes or diapers. Some centers also provide assistance for either the holidays or back to school season, or they offer other forms of non-monetary support such as furniture for a new home.

Anyone seeking help will will be interviewed by a case management or volunteer at a clothing closet. They will then decide the best method to meet that need. Whether it is to provide the client with a voucher so they can shop for clothes or household goods, or maybe they will provide the items directly to the client.

On the other hand, children may be given winter coats or low income households provide school supplies or Christmas toys. So many services are run. No matter the case, the center will try to meet the needs of the applicant.

Informed Choices Pregnancy & Parenting
610-1 Crystal Point Drive
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014
Call the charity at (815) 455-0965
New or pregnant moms, including teenagers and single parents, can get free maternity and baby clothes, diapers, cribs and more. Referrals for medical needs and counseling is offered too.

Salvation Army of McHenry County
290 W. Crystal Lake Avenue
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014-5892
(815) 455-2769
Case managers will direct clients to shelter, financial aid for bills, and more. There may be free clothes, gifts or presents from Angel Tree, back to school help, and more. They also provide referrals to other McHenry County charities.

Goodwill Industries Huntley Store
Address: 11900 Kreutzer Road
Huntley, IL 60142
Phone - (847) 669-9338
This is a thrift store. Low cost goods are sold to the public.




Grafton Township
10109 Vine Street, Unit D
Huntley, IL 60142
Call (847) 669-3328 for intake.
The main program for town residents with children or senior citizens include free winter coat vouchers, boots, and gloves.

Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois - McHenry Thrift Store
2006 N. Richmond Road
McHenry, Illinois 60050
Main number - (815) 385-3160

The Chapel
4724 W. Crystal Lake Road - McHenry West High School
McHenry, Illinois 60050
(847) 201-2777

Nurturing Necessities
4714 S. Ridgeway Road
Ringwood, Illinois 60072
Phone - (815) 353-6064
Most of the aid is for infants and babies. There may be blankets, clothing, toys, car seats, and more. Adults can get referrals to other churches or charities in McHenry.

Dorr Township
1039 Lake Avenue
Woodstock, Illinois 60098
(815) 338-0125

Clothing Closet for McHenry County
Address - 221 E. Calhoun Street
Woodstock, Illinois 60098
Dial (815) 338-5316
Most of the items are sold at a low cost. However the very low income or people in a crisis may be given a voucher for work attire, blankets, and more.



By Jon McNamara

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