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Memphis and Shelby County free clothing closets, furniture and school supplies.

Families in Shelby County Tennessee may be able to receive help meeting their basic need, including free clothes, diapers, furniture or school items from churches, charities, and non-profit organizations. They offer assistance to the needy, including free clothes for work, furniture, back to school supplies for students and much more. Dozens of these government programs, distribution centers, churches, and clothing closet type centers or free furniture banks distribute goods to the low income. In addition to being able to receive things such as free or low cost clothing, diapers, or work uniforms, many centers will also offer services such as referrals or case management.

Many items are offered in the Memphis region. Or they offer low income families free back to school supplies, shoes, and uniforms for their kids. Social workers and volunteers are willing to help the low income in the Memphis area in any way they can. Clothes and furniture for an apartment is only one way they do this.

While they do their best to provide items to the needy, donations are always needed. So if you can contribute, please do so. Special holiday items and programs may be offered too, and some churches and charities may have free Christmas assistance, meals or birthday or Christmas gifts for children.

Every center or closet will provide free items. Some may sell gently used goods to Shelby County residents. It is possible that only the lowest income individuals will receive a voucher for free goods or even grants. So some thrift stores or clothing closets will only sell gently used items such as furniture or household goods.

Robinhood Lane Baptist Church - Clothes Closet
Address is 3804 Kimball Ave
Memphis, Tennessee 38111
Phone number - (901) 745-9100
Usually offers free clothing and supplies one day per month, and offers services in Spanish as well.

St Jude Missionary Baptist Church
Primary location is 853 E Trigg Ave
Memphis, Tennessee 38106
Telephone number - (901) 948-1489
A clothing closet, free meals, holiday assistance and more is offered to the low income and needy of the 38106 zip code.




First Presbyterian Church
166 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38103
Telephone number is (901) 525-5619

Neighborhood Christian Center
223 Scott St
Memphis, TN 38112
(901) 881-6013
The support from this charity includes basic needs, clothing, shoes for children, backpacks, and more. Also may have referrals on government aid and cash assistance type resources, including TANF. Or get linked to local free furniture banks in Shelby County. More on Neighborhood Christian Centers.

Trinity Community Coalition Outreach
425 W Peebles Rd
Memphis, TN 38109
Telephone number is (901) 786-1220

New Olivet Baptist Church
3084 Southern Ave
Memphis, Tennessee 38111
A free food pantry and clothing bank are on site.





New Bethel Temple COGIC
Main address is 3372 Park Ave
Memphis, TN 38111
(901) 327-8515

Lifeline to Success
Address is 1647 Dellwood Avenue
Memphis, TN 38127
(901) 729-6537
While anyone can apply, a focus is on men in Shelby County who can get help. There is a Clothes Closet/Men's Suits. The charity has donated suits for men. However there are also free clothes for children and adults in an emergency. There is also donated suits for men from Men's Warehouse. Call for an appointment.

St Andrew AME Church
1369 Mississippi Blvd
Memphis, TN 38106
Call the clothing closet at (901) 948-3441

Catholic Charities of West TN
1325 Jefferson Ave
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 722-4770
This charity helps seniors and the disadvantaged in Shelby County. Assistance programs provide free clothing for people who need it. May have children's clothes, shoes, work and maternity clothes and more. Provides supplies for expectant mothers in partnership with other non-profits. Other resources include food, referrals, and immigration services. A thrift store may sell gently used goods like furniture, kitchen appliances, cribs, nightstands and other goods.

First Congregational Church
1000 S Cooper St
Memphis, Tennessee 38104
(901) 278-6786
Bedding, linen, meals, and more is offered to the homeless.

Life Church
1790 N Germantown Pkwy
Cordova, TN 38016
Telephone number - (901) 737-9006





New Tyler AME Church
Location is 3300 Summer Ave
Memphis, TN 38122
Phone number is (901) 323-9371 for an appointment.
Provides both a food pantry and clothes closet to qualified Shelby County residents who show their need for help.

Holy Community UM Church
602 Looney Ave
Memphis, TN 38107
(901) 523-2485

Leawood Baptist Church Mission Center
1202 Dyer
Memphis, Tennessee 38122
(901) 324-7169
Donations keep this charity going. Based on that, there may be school or work uniforms, book bags, books, and education items. Or get tables, couches, and household - furniture supplies.

Memphis International Church
Address is 1435 Wells Station Rd
Memphis, TN 38108
(901) 452-7993
A general clothing program is offered.

White Station Church of Christ
1106 Colonial
Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 761-2007
Free clothing, needs such as diapers, holiday assistance, and more is distributed.

Midtown Church of Christ
Location is 1930 Union Ave
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 726-4612
Resources in the Memphis area range from low cost (or free furniture) to charities, cribs, and baby supplies. There are also free clothes, a food pantry, and more.

St Anne's Catholic Church
Main address is 706 S Highland
Memphis, TN 38111
(901) 323-3817
Offer items, many in partnership with Mid-South Food Bank.







Broadmoor Baptist Church
3824 Austin Peay Hwy
Memphis, TN 38128
(901) 386-9643

Martin Memorial Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Location 65 S Parkway W
Memphis, Tennessee 38109
(901) 946-0097
Offers a free lunch, clothing, material goods, and more.

First Baptist Church - Collierville
830 New Byhalia Rd
Collierville, TN 38017
(901) 853-2668
Shoes and more is available. Gently used furniture and new diapers or baby wipes are offered to new or single moms.

Emmanuel Episcopal Center
Address is 604 St. Paul Ave
Memphis, TN 38126
Phone - (901) 523-2617
Clothing, food, personal hygiene and other goods are provided.

Shelby County Salvation Army
The main program is a Family Store. This sells low cost, gently used goods (beds, car seats, couches, etc.). Some working poor families, single moms, and those in poverty may be given free vouchers though. The church also has free birthday and Christmas toys, an annual school supply drive, and even financial aid for paying bills. More on Salvation Army in Memphis Tennessee.

Millington Crisis Center Ministry
Main location is 8133 Wilkinsville
Millington, Tennessee 38053
Phone - (901) 872-4357 for gently used clothing.
The non-profit also operate a back to school program. This may give out bookbags, backpacks, and other supplies. Or professional work attire and similar goods are given out.

Confidential Care for Women - Covington
4501-B Mueller Brass Rd
Covington, TN 38019
Call 476-6528
Offers services and assistance such as baby clothing and furniture. Provides parenting education and counseling. Diapers, material assistance, and a free pregnancy test is offered for females, newborns, children, and pregnant families.





United Methodist Neighborhood Centers of Memphis
Address is 3000 Walnut Grove Rd
Memphis, TN 38111
Call (901) 323-4993
A thrift store can sell gently used items, clothing, and household goods, small furniture, most of which are vintage. Or free bank to school supplies for high school, middle school, and kindergarten kids in the summer and fall months.


By Jon McNamara

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