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Free clothes, back to school supplies or furniture Minneapolis and Saint Paul area.

Find where to get free clothes, furniture, household goods or school supplies in the Minneapolis, St. Paul or the twin cities region. Low-income families will get free stuff from clothing closets, thrift stores, or furniture banks. A number of non-profit organizations, charities, churches, and other groups are committed to offering basic needs as well as free items to the low-income, single moms and working poor. Locate free clothes, furniture, and stuff near you in Minneapolis-Saint Paul below.

A wide variety of free stuff is offered. This can include winter coats, shoes, work items, furniture, school supplies, backpacks, appliances, diapers, and other free clothing items. Or get appliances, computers for work or school, mattresses and other free household items.

Many centers rely on donations and contributions from the community, so their resources are limited. Most sites are also only open a couple days per week, so it call for hours and resource availability. If a non-profit in Hennepin or Ramsey County MN can’t help you, they will be able to refer people to other local Minneapolis programs, including clothing closets, free furniture distribution centers or social service agencies. Both furniture as well as basic needs may be offered.

In addition to receiving items such as clothing, household goods, school supplies, or more, some non-profits or churches may have vouchers or small amounts of cash for paying for bills, Christmas assistance, or housing. While any type of financial aid will be very limited, providing free material items and related assistance in Minnesota is also a focus of many organizations.

Where to get free stuff in Twin Cities area

Sharing & Caring Hands (Mary Jo’s)
Address is 525 N 7th St., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55405. Phone number is 612-338-4640
The non-profit offers free clothing for all ages, including children. There are shoes, belts, jeans, and undergarments. Kids can also get free items for the school year, like notebooks, pens, backpacks, and free uniforms too.

Alliance of the Streets - St. Stephen’s Guild Hall
Address is 2309 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Call 612-874-0311
Small household items and free clothing is distributed. The furniture may be utensils, pots or pans, dishes, and more.




St. Vincent De Paul
2939 12th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407. Call 612-722-7882 for intake
Various social services, referrals, and more is offered. May have some limited financial assistance for expenses such as heating costs or rent. However the focus is on meeting basic needs, including offering low cost clothing, furniture, personal hygiene, bedding, and other household items. There is a low cost thrift store in Henneppin County as well. More on Saint Vincent de Paul Minneapolis assistance programs.

Steeple People Surplus - Old School by Steeple
1901 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Dial 612-871-8305
Runs a thrift store and sells to the public clothing, furniture, and other items. Also accepts vouchers from other charities.

The Unlimited/Kidz Klozet Elim Baptist Church
Note the location is only open on the first Thursday of the month from 9-11 am.
Main address is 685 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. 612-789-3591
Distributes free children and women’s clothing. May have Christmas gifts, toys, meals. Other aid is seasonal such as school supplies and backpacks. Low income or single moms can also apply for free birthday gift programs for their kids.

Harriet's Closet is located at Harriet Tubman Center West
1725 Monastery Way, Maplewood, MN 55109. Dial (612) 825-3333
Adults and children can get help, including free clothes. Call for referrals. Some clients may be able to shop for low cost goods. Or the poor can receive free winter coats, hats, gloves, dresses or work pants, clothing, household products, and more.

Project for Pride in Living
1035 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Dial (612)455-5100
They provide low income families in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and the metro area with free clothes for work. Get professional attire, dresses, slacks, dresses, long sleeved shirts and other goods.

Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul
1671 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105. Phone - (651)789-3856
Native Americans only will be able to get free emergency clothes, winter jackets, boos, shoes, underwear and other goods.





Family Resource Center @ Minneapolos Public Schools
1100 Andersen Lane, Minneapolis, MN 55407. Call (612)668-4281
They only offer assistance to families (or students/kids) in the district. Get backpacks, tablets, clothes for students (or their parents) and more. Both the student and/or their qualified family can use the free clothing programs.

Vine And Branches Clothing Center, Hope Presbyterian Church
7132 Portland Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55423. Telephone number is 612-866-4055
Can have holiday and Christmas assistance such as coats, toys, and small household items. Also offers free clothing for people with referrals as well as free, limited use laundry facility by appointment only.

Salvation Army has several locations around the twin cities and Hennepin County.
While funding and resources are limited, may have a food pantry, low-cost clothing, household goods, and furniture. Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and gifts may be offered, as well as emergency rental help, energy/water bill assistance, and referrals. During the summer and fall, students from elementary to high school age can get free back to school supplies or uniforms too. More on Salvation Army assistance in Minnesota and the county.

  • Address is 900 N 4th St, Minneapolis, MN – 612-332-5855
  • Another corp center is at 3740 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota, dial 612-822-1200

Bridging Furniture Bank
There are two locations in Minneapolis and St. Paul region. There is free furniture for low income families, with bedroom sets, kitchen items (pots and pans as well as dining room tables/chairs, etc), mattresses, living room items and more offered. Or get tables, lamps, free desktop computers, desks, couches and so much more. Appointments are needed. The charity is at 1730 Terrace Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55113. Call (651) 631-3255.

  • Bloomington Warehouse, 201 W 87th Street, Bloomington, MN 55420
  • Roseville Warehouse, 1730 Terrace Drive, Roseville, MN 55113

Division of Indian Works Greater MPLS Council of Churches
1001 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55423. Call 612-722-8722
Local churches have free clothing, coats, shoes, and more. The homeless may be given hygiene supplies, blankets, or free sleeping bags too.

Hidden Treasures Thrift Store
2915 Pentagon Dr, St Anthony, MN 55418. Dial (612) 706-3223
The general public can buy clothing, household items, blankets, work attire, etc.

From Me To You
Main address 3953 4th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409. Telephone number is 612-825-6469 or  (612) 822-5794
No one is turned away. A free clothing closet for children and adults. Specialists offer coaching on resumes and job interviewing skills.





Dress for Success Twin Cities
The address is as follows. Note they provide help in Minneapolis and Saint Paul too. The location is 6900 Oxford St, St Louis Park, MN 55426. Call (651) 646-6000
Provides professional work attire, clothing, suits, and more. Suits for men, dresses for women, and slacks, dress shirts, blouses and more. There is help for those on an interview or starting work. Find a list of other ways to increase income.

Marie Sandvik Center
Location is 1112 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404. Main number - 612-870-9617
Meals, clothing, and more. The homeless in Hennepin County can get a free blanket, socks, or underwear. There are also winter jackets, boots and other goods.

Martha’s Closet - Central Presbyterian Church
500 Cedar St, St Paul, Minnesota 55101.  Call 651-224-4728 for information
The center offers free work clothing for women including coats, clothing, shoes, personal items, and sometimes pantyhose. Need to be referred.

Northside Life Care Center
Clothing closet address is 4367 Thomas Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412
Distributes free diapers and formula, baby clothes, maternity clothing, and more to newborns, pregnant moms, or new mothers. There may also be formula and free food from a pantry.

Oak Park Neighborhood Center
1701 Oak Park Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411. For intake on the thrift store and clothing bank, dial  (612) 377-7000.
Provides needed clothing for adults and children.

Pillsbury House
3501 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Telephone number is 612-824-0708

Lord of Life Church
14501 Nowthen Boulevard NW
Ramsey, MN 55303

Ready For Success is offered at Episcopal Community Services
425 Oak Grove St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Dial 612-872-1509 for an appointment
If you have a referral, receive free clothing and personal accessories for men and women returning to work or going on an interview. Career counseling and other employment programs may be offered.

Sabathani Community Center
310 E 38th St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55409
Telephone number is 612-827-5981

Bethesda Baptist Church
1118 South 8th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404. Main phone number is (612) 332-5904.

Arc’s Value Village
Brooklyn Center (6330 Brooklyn Blvd) – 763-503-3534
New Hope (2751 Winnetka Ave N) – call 763-544-0006
Richfield (6528 Penn Ave S) – 612-861-9550
Runs a low cost thrift store and sell gently used clothes, basic needs and other household items.







Basilica of St Mary’s
88 N 17th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Call 612-333-1381
Vouchers for house wares, clothing, shoes, coats, pants, and more. May have gently used furniture too.

Angel's of Hope
Center is located at 56395 Forest Boulevard, Pine City, MN 55063. Both clothes and food is offered. Call (320) 336-9191.

Calvary Kidstuff
Address: 2608 Blaisdell Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
Telephone - 612-872-7855
Is a low cost second-hand store for children’s books, clothing, and toys. There may be some tablets, computers, and bunk beds or other furniture for the young ones too.

CEAP Low Cost thrift store
6840 78th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
The thrift store has items for sale that are very low cost. The location will offer, among other items, women’s, men’s, kid’s clothing, baby accessories, linens, work attire and small housewares in Hennepin County. Covers Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, and Champlin residents as well as nearby towns.

Central Lutheran Church
333 12th St S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Hot meals, coats and small household items are provided to the needy.

Location is 1915 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Main telephone - 612-874-1412
Distributes clothing for pregnant mothers and children, and services and advice is offered in Spanish too.

Dignity Center, Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
Main address is 511 Groveland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Provides free clothing vouchers for use at the nearby Steeple People Surplus Store.

New Salem Missionary Baptist Church
Address is 2411 N. Lyndale Ave
Minneapolis 55411
Phone - 612-315-5914
Appointments are needed. It is operated by Sisters Need A Place. The clothing closet may have professional attire for women. There may be shoes and 3 outfits given as well as support from a personal shopper.

Swap Shop, St. Thomas More Church, Free Clothing Distribution
1065 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105
Distributes coats and winter wear, free clothing and small household supplies, and accepts donations as well.

Birthright of Minneapolis
Medical Arts Building
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Provides maternity and infant clothing, Clothing, Support and Assistance, and will also assist clients in finding and utilizing appropriate public and private community resources.

Multiple Connections
Address 18980 67th Avenue North
Maple Grove, MN 55311
A couple times per year the non-profit arranges a large bi-annual sale featuring used children's and infant clothing, toys, and equipment.

Lovepower Church, Meal and Clothing
1407 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454
Dial (612) 672-0087 for hours and intake

Cornerstone Ministries at Park Avenue United Methodist Church
3400 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-825-6864 x561

First Impression
207 South 9th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Runs a clothing program for the low income and poor.





Stone Soup Thrift Shop - Basic Needs Shop
Location is 950 3rd Street, Suite 101
St. Paul Park, Minneapolis 55071
(651) 458-9786
They serve the entire metro region. Some low cost items may be offered (furniture, household supplies, etc.) as well as some free furniture vouchers.

Closet of Blessings, Clothing Giveaway
St. James AME Church
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104
Provides hot meals and food. A free clothing closet may distribute basic goods such as household items and toiletries.

Regional Furniture Bank of Saint Paul, Minneapolis and nearby cities
A wide variety of items are offered. Low income families or those moving into a new home or apartment can get free items. Beds, tables, lights, couches, nightstands, and many other goods are available from the free furniture bank. The phone number is (320) 656-9004.

Grace Church
9301 Eden Prairie Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Free Clothing Closet and free Community Dinner. The poor, homeless, unemployed and others can get a hot meal, clothes, and other free stuff.

Union Gospel Mission - St. Paul
Address is 77 9th Street East
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101
Call (651) 292-1721
Hot meals, winter coats, clothing, and more is offered. There is warm winter attire, boots, gloves, hats, and other supplies from the free clothing bank.

825 Nicollet Mall #702, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Newborns, infants and moms may get free maternity and newborn baby clothes. Also learn about public assistance such as WIC and formula programs.


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