Clothing closets in Middlesex County New Jersey.

Families in Middlesex County New Jersey can receive assistance from clothing closets. Several non-profit centers, thrift stores and churches either sell gently used items to the general public or they may distribute vouchers to the needy so that they can acquire goods for free.

Many of the regional clothing closets depend on donations from the public, so if you can contribute to a Middlesex County clothing closet please do so. Due to the fact that the amount and types of donations will vary, each center has limited resources. Locations may have items such as work or school clothing, baby supplies, furniture, and other household goods. Some sites may also provide other services such as career counseling or referrals.

The leading non-profit clothing closets are below. Call a location near you for details on the resources offered as well as hours.

Building on the Rock Community Church
89 Beckerville Rd
Manchester Township, New Jersey, 08759
Phone (732) 657-7040
The charity offers water, personal/hygiene items, baby clothing and related items as well as paper products.

Butler United Methodist Church - Gleaners Thrift Shop
Address: 5 Bartholdi Ave
Butler, NJ, 07405
Telephone number is (973) 838-2026
Sells to the general public clothing (all sizes) and basic household items including furniture. If you have a crisis an meet income limits you may receive clothing or other items for free.

Cathedral International
Family Life Center, 272 Madison Ave., Perth Amboy 08861
Telephone - (732) 826-0447




Catherine's Closet
24 Dwight St
Paterson, New Jersey, 07509
Offers prom gowns to inner city girls.

Challenge Programs of New Jersey
152 Market St Room 200
Paterson, NJ, 07505

Covenant House of Atlantic City
Main address is 929 Atlantic Ave
Atlantic City, NJ, 08401
(609) 348-4070
The non-profit is providing shelter and other services to homeless and runaway youth, including clothing, personal hygiene and other goods. The cornerstone of the Covenant House program in Middlesex County is known as Crisis Care.

Family Friends
Clothing closet address: 24 Jersey Ave
Metuchen, NJ, 08840
Some Christmas assistance and other items may be provided for children.

Fish, Inc. - Dunellen Area
Main address: 456 New Market Rd
Piscataway, New Jersey, 08854
Phone number is (732) 356-0081
The non-profit provides clothing, food, school supplies and bedding free of charge to persons with limited income and resources available to them.

Goodwill Industries of East Brunswick Thrift Store
415 State Route 18
East Brunswick, NJ, 08816
Call (732) 651-1091
Sells items to the general public in Middlesex County. The non-profit offers new and gently used goods and clothing at low costs. In addition the center will serve as a training ground in retail for persons with disabilities and other barriers to employment.





Life Choices Resource Center
503 Main St, Metuchen, NJ, 08840
Telephone number is (732) 516-0911
The center supports pregnant women using volunteer counselors to provide information, referrals, and other support.

Making It Possible to End Homelessness – MIPH - Clothes Line
Main address 211 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ, 08901

My Daughter's Keeper
1086 Livingston Ave
North Brunswick, NJ, 08902

New Brunswick Public Schools Adult Learning Center - Boutique & Men's Store
268 Baldwin St
New Brunswick, NJ, 08901
The assistance program provides on-site retail sales experience at the Hire Attire Boutique & Men's Store (half day). This can help people prepare for a job. It is combined with work readiness skills and classroom instruction (half day) in GED preparation. Work attire may be offered for job interviews or a new career too.

One Prayer At A Time Recovery Ministry
Primary location is 62 Larch Ave
New Brunswick, NJ, 08901
The non-profit will provide food, Christmas assistance and new or gently used clothing for the homeless and less fortunate in the region. Receive school supplies like backpacks too.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Boonton Thrift Shop
Address of shop is 910 Birch St, Boonton, New Jersey, 07005
Telephone - (973) 334-1017
Receive free or low cost clothing for everybody, including items for baby, clothing, and children's items and small appliances (if available). These items are sold at a very modest fee to the public.




South Plainfield Social Services
Primary address 2480 Plainfield Ave
South Plainfield, NJ, 07080
(908) 226-7625
A number of services are offered in addition to the on site clothing closet. The location provides emergency motel placements (in case of fire), emergency prescriptions, limited utility assistance. Clothing may be offered for work or a student going to school.

Women Helping Women
Address: 224 Main St, Metuchen, NJ, 08840
Call (732) 549-6000 for intake
The center is a women's resource center offering supportive services for women and men, including clothing, career counseling and more.

By Jon McNamara

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