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Mississippi free clothes, furniture programs, and back to school supplies.

Families who need high quality, yet affordable or free clothes, back to school supplies, household goods or furniture in Mississippi can turn to clothing closets run by charities or free furniture banks or similar distribution centers. A number of centers operate across the state and are located in all counties, including Rankin and Hinds. Charities pass out free diapers, school backpacks or bookbags, uniforms for work or school, furniture for a new home or apartment, appliances and more.

The locations do their best to help the less fortunate. Each location will offer their own services to those who need help. As all free stuff passed out is based on donation levels. It is recommended that people call in advance for hours and more details on what is offered.

In general, the assistance in Mississippi is focused on families with children, students, and people who are looking for a job. Some of what may distributed includes clothing and free school supplies (backpacks), clothes and uniforms for work, suits, dresses, and more. Some of the centers also provide free Christmas assistance, household goods (such as furniture or kitchen supplies), diapers for new parents and may offer vouchers so people can shop on their own. If a clothing closet is not in your town or city then call a nearby location for referrals.

Rankin County Human Resource Agency
Address is 1545 West Government Street, Suite C
Brandon, Mississippi 39042
Call (601) 825-1309
This is the leading non-profit for the region. The organization, known as RCHRA for short, provides the low income and needy with assistance with clothing, elderly programs, and even some limited financial aid for electric bills. Students from low income households can apply for free school items, and job seekers may be given pants, dresses, slacks and more. Referrals are accepted from agencies and social service offices, and your need and income will be verified as well.

Cary Christian Center
154 Cottonwood Street
Cary, MS 39054
Main number is (662) 873-4593 or (888) 668-1256
Will assist the needy, children, and other regardless of their religion and background. General clothes, belts, free shoes, diapers, baby items and more may be offered.

 

 

 

Clinton Community Christian
2001 West Northside Drive
Clinton, Mississippi 39056
(601) 924-9436
This charity only supports families in the Clinton School District. Get furniture, clothing, shoes, backpacks, and other supplies.

Salvation Army Centers
There are several throughout the state. Almost all have a low cost Family Store. Qualified applicants can get everything from financial aid to free school supplies, clothes, or discounted furniture for a new home or apartment. There are also assistance programs, whether it is clothes or household goods, for everyone from the elderly to single moms or dads. Free toys, for birthdays or Christmas, may be passed out too. Find a location, including in cities such as Jackson, Biloxi, Gulfport, Southaven and more on Salvation Army in Mississippi.

Issaquena, Washington, Warren, Sharkey Community Action Agency
Address 1544 Old Leland Rd
Greenville, Mississippi 38701
Main number - (662) 378-8663
Can provide referrals to local clothing closets and can help people apply for government aid.

Collegehill Baptist Church
Address - 1600 Florence Avenue
Jackson, MS 39204
(601) 355-2670
A free food pantry, soup kitchen, and clothes closet are on site.

Alta Woods United Methodist Church
Location is 109 Altawoods Boulevard
Jackson, MS 39204
(601) 372-6016
The assistance ranges from a free clothing bank to food. Get year round items, sneakers, small school supplies, and other items. There may be underwear, belts, backpacks, and other free stuff. The homeless can get items too.

 

 

 

 

HOPE Ministries
Clothing closet and financial help at 110 North Robinson Street
Senatobia, MS 38668
Call (662) 562-4673

Delta Mission Ministry
Address is 410 Johnson Avenue
Indianola, Mississippi 38751
(662) 887-1800
Low income families, the unemployed, single moms and others can get free clothes. Winter attire, summer clothes, uniforms for work or students from K-12 and more. Small furniture items may be offered too, as resources allow.

Pearl Street Community Development Corporation
2519 Robinson Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39209
Telephone - (601) 355-0001
Students from K-12 can get free back to school supplies. Notebooks, laptops, backpacks, pens, pencils, and more. There is a free or low cost after school program for struggling parents and the USDA summer food service program for children.

Crossroads Of Life Church
6775 South Siwell Road
Jackson, MS 39272
(601) 373-6230
The location offers a general clothing provision. May also have other aid such as food, items for kids for the school year (supplies, uniforms, etc.) and more.

The Good Samaritan Center
114 Millsaps Avenue
Jackson, MS 39202
Main phone number is (601) 355-6276
The charity help low income families. Find aid, vouchers, and more may be offered. The free goods range from uniforms for work or school, furniture (beds, cribs, kitchen tables, etc.), clothes for summer or winter, jackets, and more.

 

 

 

 

United Methodist Church, Galloway
305 North Congress
Jackson, MS 39201
Call (601) 353-9691 or (601) 352-5333
A number of assistance programs are offered by this and partner churches and religious organizations in Harrison County. In addition to clothing, work items, boots, and more, also access the health clinic and home repair services.

Mayersville Community Action Agency
Main address is 132 Court Street
Mayersville, MS 39113
Call (662) 873-2595 for intake and hours.

Doers Of The Word Outreach
93 Oak Grove Road
Monticello, Mississippi 39654
Call  (601) 587-0699 or (601) 587-4733
Has an on site clothing closet for the needy.

AJFC Community Action Agency of Adams
1038 North Union Street, Building A
Natchez, MS 39120
Phone: (601) 442-8681
Call for referrals to programs in Harrison and Hinds County as well.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
4230 Weaver Sciples Mill Rd
Preston, MS 39354
Phone: (601) 677-4662

Will give clothing. hygiene, and other items to anyone who needs them and qualifies. Volunteers collect surplus diapers, clothes, gently used furniture and more and give to income qualified families. An annual back to school supply giveaway also occurs.

Catholic Charities of Southern Mississippi
Several churches participate. They have a low cost thrift store and may also operate free furniture banks for low income families. There are vouchers, client choice food pantries, basic clothes or household goods, appliances, refurbished computers and more. Some stuff may be free, others with a low cost. More on Catholic Charities of Southern Mississippi free clothes.

West Bolivar Consolidated School District
They only help students in West Bolivar County. Address is 909 Highway 8
Rosedale, MS 38769
Students and families of the district can dial (662) 759-3525.
There are free school supplies and the items parents (and their kids) need for the school year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warren County Community Action Agency
2022 Cherry Street
Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180
(601) 638-2474
Some of the programs and resources offered include GED preparation, emergency rent and utility bill assistance in a crisis situation, employment services, and items that the unemployed need for work or a job.

Community Action Agencies in Mississippi
There are a few noted above, but most counties have them so there are more. They can be a source of information on job programs, government grants, referrals to free clothing banks, and more. Most resources are for families in poverty and the non-profits work to get them to be self-sufficient. So work attire, dresses, slacks are often combined with educational support, school supply services, and other aid. Locate community action agencies in Mississippi.

 

By Jon McNamara

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