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Mobile County free clothing closets, furniture banks and school supply programs.

Clients of the Mobile County based free clothing closets as well as furniture banks come from all ages and backgrounds. The locations will try to provide free items to qualified low to moderate income families. Some examples of what families may find at a center include items for work, such as a suit or dress. There may also be free school supplies and uniforms in Mobile, and many other items may be passed out such as diapers or vouchers for use at a store. The regional furniture banks also may have free beds, tables, couches, and other items for low income Mobile households.

While the assistance from a clothing bank tends to be limited and focused for dealing with a crisis, the other option is a thrift store and these are open to the public. Families can shop at these locations for low cost items. Whether it is furniture or maybe an appliance, those items can be bought. The centers may also have clothing or personal hygiene items sold at a lower price.

Bayou Recovery Project
8270 Hemley Street
Bayou La Batre, Alabama 36509
Main phone - (251) 609-0448
There may be some gently used furniture and clothing available.

Boat People SSOs, Inc. - Gulf Coast
Address: 13835 South Wintzell Avenue
Bayou La Batre, Alabama 36509
Telephone - (251) 517-3011
This non-profit will only support Vietnamese-Americans in Mobile County. Financial aid, medical equipment, clothing for a job, and other support is arranged.

Tri-coastal Community Outreach - Gifts And Thrift Store
Address is 12851 Highway 90 South
Grand Bay, Alabama 36541
Telephone - (251) 865-1711
The store sells low cost items. School items may be sold for under $5, and there is also home décor, household goods, clothing, work boots, and other items.




Catholic Social Service Center
Address is 555 Dauphin Street
Mobile, Alabama 36602
Telephone - (251) 434-1500
Both financial and material assistance, such as clothing, is available. The charity may have personal hygiene items, kitchen appliances, furniture, and gently used clothing or new school supplies. They may also have money for paying bills or housing costs.

Christ United Methodist
Location is 6101 Grelot Road
Mobile, AL 36609
Dial the church clothing bank at (251) 342-0462 for referrals.

Salvation Army - The Citadel
Location is 3200 Pleasant Valley Road
Mobile, AL 36606
Phone - (251) 479-2389
This is a regional, faith based charity. Each summer and fall they give out free school supplies to students from elementary to high school. There is also a clothing bank for shoes, belts, jackets, shorts, uniforms (for adults or school kids) and more. The Salvation Army also sells low cost furniture, gives out financial help, food and other support. More on Mobile County Salvation Army free basic needs.

Dauphin Way United Methodist Church
1507 Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL 36604
Main phone - (251) 479-4827
Clothing for Christmas is combined with year round assistance. An intake assessment is needed.

Dumas Wesley Community Center
Location is 126 Mobile Street
Mobile, Alabama 36607
Main phone - (251) 469-0633
Free gently used clothing for men, students, children, and women. The charity can be used once a month. Up to 6 articles are passed out to qualified working poor applicants.





Mobile County Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Many resources are offered using volunteers and donations. There is a charitable run, free furniture bank for household supplies, bedroom furniture, appliances, kitchen goods and more.  Or get hot meals, free winter jackets or attire for the colder months in southern Alabama, shoes, sneakers, and more from the free on site clothing bank. More on SVDP Mobile County.

Mission Of Hope Used Furniture And Appliances
7640 Moffett Road
Mobile, Alabama 36618
(251) 645-6007
Gently used, low cost furniture is for sale. There is also some medical equipment for the disabled or elderly.

Penelope House Family Violence Center, Inc. - Penelopes Closet
63 North Florida Street
Mobile, AL 36606
(251) 450-1200
Items are sold at a low cost.

First Baptist Church Of Tillmans Corner
Address is 5660 Three Notch Road
Mobile, AL 36619
(251) 661-1299
The center has diapers for low income parents or single moms, school supplies, note books, and other aid for Mobile county residents.


By Jon McNamara


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