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Free clothes, school supplies, and furniture banks New Haven County.

Find free clothes, back to school supplies, diapers, kitchen supplies, furniture and household or personal stuff in New Haven County. Charities, churches and non-profits provide items to low-income families, college students and seniors. Locate a free clothing closet or furniture bank near you in New Haven CT.

Bargain items are also offered. Families of all income levels and backgrounds can also shop at the local thrift stores for gently used items. Or get free items or vouchers from furniture banks or clothing closets. The centers may provide free items, including school supplies or regular clothes, beds or couches, appliances, laptop or computers and winter coats. Or get a free coach, bed, fridge or washer/dryer, including to those that meet low income levels, including people on Medicaid. More on free items or discounts for having Medicaid.

Some centers offer seasonal resources as well. This can include birthday gifts, uniforms, shoes and other back to school supplies as well as gifts for children. However these types of programs are not as common. Most of the non-profits in New Haven will have more basic goods such as winter coats, general clothing, shoes, boots, and items for work or a job interview. The goal is to ensure kids and adults are warm and well cared for throughout the year.

The locations are open limited hours, and some only on certain days of the week. In order to receive a free piece of clothing, furniture for a home or apartment or a voucher, income limits will also need to be met. Contact a thrift store or clothing closet for more information on their services.

Locate free stuff in New Haven County

Cades Clothing Closet/Food Pantry
Address: 1823 Ella T Grasso Blvd, New Haven, CT 06511. Telephone: (203) 785-8091
They give out free items to low-income families in the New Haven area. Clothes, underwear, socks, boots, pants and more items. There are also some free small kitchen items, including pots or pans and the link.

First Baptist Church Clothes Closet
Main address - 28 North St, Milford, CT 06460. Phone: (203) 878-1178
The charity offers gently used but free clothing for women, teens, men, and children in need. Some household stuff may be offered too, for free.




Hospital of Saint Raphael Auxiliary Thrift Shop
1386 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Dial (203) 789-3480
Yes, the hospital has an on site thrift shop. It sells to the general public clothing, household goods and toys. Clothing and other household supplies may be offered for individuals with a referral from a New Haven based social service agency. Some medical equipment too for people on Medicaid or a low-income.

Social Services by town
Each local municipality gives out free school supplies to kids from the town only. Or there are vouchers, free gift cards to use at stores such as Walmart and more. Some programs run year round while others are just during the summer.

  • 263 Church Street, Guilford, CT 06437. Call 203-453-8009
  • Hamden Residents only can use the center at 11 Pine Street, Hamden, CT 06514. Call 203-777-2610 - Free school supplies are for low-income families, single moms and the unemployed. There is stuff available year round for students from preschool to college age.
  • Town of Cheshire - 84 South Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410. Call 203-271-6690
  • Madison low-income families can use the center at 10 School Street, Madison, CT 06443. Dial 203-245-5655
  • Southbury residents will get free school uniforms, clothes, gift cards and more from the town at 561 Main Street South, Southbury, CT 06488. Call 06488
  • Other items are offered too. Find free school supplies near you from the government.

Cornerstone Boutique
394 Wheeler Farms Road, Milford, CT 06461. Call 203-668-6297
A free, faith based clothing closet. Jeans, hats, pants, dresses, underwear and other goods are given to kidsw or adults.

All Nations Christian University
Location is 44 Eastern St, New Haven, CT 06513. Phone: (203) 691-9494
The location may have school supplies, backpacks, coats, and uniforms for students and teenagers. There may be some free computers for low income students, car seats for low income parents, belts, boots, and other items.





New Reach Furniture Bank
Address is 269 Peck Street, New Haven, CT 06513. For information, dial 203.492.4866
The non-profit mostly focuses on women and children, including single mothers. There is free furniture for a home or apartment. Based on donations, New Haven families can get desks, kitchen pots and pans, lamps, beds, mattresses, cribs, living room sets and much more. The furniture bank has gently used items. Or get free small appliances for a kitchen or washer and dryer.

Saint Luke's Services
111 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511-3293. Telephone - (203) 865-0141
The non-profit also supports the poor and low income in New Haven County. Students can find backpacks or bookbags for the new school year. There are warm winter coats for seniors, maternity clothes for pregnant mothers and other goods.

Saint Paul's And Saint James' Episcopal Church - Loaves And Fishes Clothing Closet
57 Olive Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Dial (203) 562-2691 for intake.
Distributes clothing for adults and children every Saturday. There is also a pantry on site to meet nutritional needs. Work attire, shoes, boots, winter coats and more may be passed out, along with Christmas gifts and clothing.Free clothes and furniture New Haven County

Varick A.m.e. Zion Church
242-246 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut 06511. Dial (203) 624-6245 to reach the clothing closet.
The charity may have free adult, child, and even have baby clothing for members. Some minimal fees may be required in order to join the clothing bank at the church.

Goodwill Industries Brookfield Super Store and Donation Center
165 Federal Road, Brookfield, CT 06804. Call (203) 775-6861
Donate if you can. Based on what is available, this center will sell goods to the public in New Haven County. This can include furniture, antiques, bedspreads, blankets, games, toys, small appliances, winter coats, dishes, housewares and more.

  • Easter Seals Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center - Goodwill Outlet Store And Warehouse is another option at 2901 State Street, Hamden, CT 06517. Call (203) 248-1600

Old Stone Church Thrift Shop
251 Main Street, East Haven, CT 06512. Dial (203) 467-2907
The center will sell household goods along with clothing. Items on site may be small appliances, dishes and cookware, linens, and more. The stores sells gently used clothing, household goods, furniture and large appliances. They can also direct families to Christmas assistance toys and goods, such as Toys for Tots. There are also birthday toys, free furniture for apartments in New Haven, and other supplies.

Master's Manna
Address: 428 S Cherry St, Wallingford, CT 06492. Phone: (203) 678-3042
Free career clothes to men, kids, and college graduates.

Immanual Church
A free clothing center is at 1324 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Telephone 203-777-8744




Acts 4 Ministry, Inc
Free furniture bank and clothes at 1713 Thomaston Ave, Waterbury, CT 06704. Phone: (203) 574-2287
Appointments are needed. There will be free clothes, lines, mattresses, desks for at home work or students, computers and more. Free clothes and housewares as well for low-income families, seniors and single parents.

Christian Community Action
Location is 660 Winchester Ave, New Haven, CT 06511. Call (203) 777-7848
Baby and childrens clothes, cribs, furniture, and more is available. An annual Thanksgiving Basket Drive can pass out donations of turkeys and trimmings. A low cost or free furniture bank is at the charity too with free stuff. Vouchers may be offered for the very low income. Low income elementary, middle and high school students can get free assistance as well, including books, shoes, belts, and other goods. There may be refrigerators, laptop computers, desks for at home work, tables and many other goods. More details on Christian Community Action clothing programs in New Haven.

Fellowship Place
Main address is 441 Elm Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06511. Dial (203) 401-4227 for hours of the non-profit.

Salvation Army
Location of non-profit is 450 George St, New Haven, CT 06511. Call (203) 776-2448
Several emergency assistance, social services, and other resources are offered. A clothing closet/thrift store will have free clothes, household items, and furniture. Other programs include free back to school supplies, the Angel Tree holiday assistance, and funds for paying for basic needs such as rent or heating bills. Students from grades K to 12 in New Haven County will get free backpacks for school, uniforms, Chrome books ands other supplies from the charity.

New Haven Pride Center
84 Orange Street, New Haven, CT 06510. Call 203-387-2252
A free clothing closet for LGBTQ+ people. Get interview clothes, winter items, free gender-affirming clothes and other support.

Homeless drop in Center
266 State Street, New Haven, CT 06510. Call 475-227-3009
The homeless, and people with no money in New Haven County, will get free clothes, sleeping bags, hygiene stuff and other goods.







Savers / Value Village Savers - Orange
130 Boston Post Road, Orange, Connecticut 06477. Dial (203) 891-0789
Sells a wide range of goods to the public. This can include uniforms, clothing, books/magazines, coats, and more. Some of the specific clothing items can include winter hats, mitts, scarves, nylons, socks, and even new underwear. Household goods and furniture may be sold too, at a reduced price.


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