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Philadelphia region and metro area free clothing closets, furniture, and school supply programs.

Residents of the greater Philadelphia metro area can stop by a free clothing closet. The centers will provide those who qualify with free items, including clothes, school supplies, household furniture, diapers, or winter attire. Or if you are not eligible to receive an item at a reduced price or for free, then the general public can usually purchase gently used clothing and more from a thrift store in counties including Philadelphia, Bucks, and others.

There are free locations as well as clothes, furniture, and other resources around the entire region, including the counties of Bucks, Philadelphia and Montgomery. Every year thousands of children, seniors, and low income families benefit from the resources made available. Note that the centers rely heavily on contributions so items are limited. Also please do donate if you can.

Some of what may be provided by a clothing closet includes winter coats, professional work attire, shoes, uniforms, and free school supplies as well as uniforms/clothes. Some locations will also distribute gifts and toys around Christmas. Other clothing closets may also be able to refer clients to voucher programs, employment agencies, or other local non-profits.

Career Wardrobe and Skills
Street address: 21 S 12th St Suite 110,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107
Phone: (215) 568-6693
Programs are offered for women. The non-profit will assist unemployed or underemployed women in their transition to work by providing free professional attire, career skills training, and networking. The agency can help clients find a new or better job, earn a livable wage, and create a long term career path. There kids may be given free books, school items, and other educational supplies.





Cradles to Crayons
30 Clipper Road
West Conshohocken, PA, 19428
(215) 836-0958
Focuses on meeting the needs of children from low income families. Books, school clothing, and other items are distributed.

Fairy Godmothers, Inc.
Hatboro, PA, 19040
(215) 675-9391
It provides high school students with gowns, shoes, make up, jewelry and other items for The Prom Fair.

Friends Neighborhood Guild, Inc.
Address: 701 N 8th St 8th and Fairmount
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
(215) 923-1544 Ext: 100
May provide free baby diapers and household goods. This can be kitchen utensils, electronics, furniture, and general clothes.





Philadelphia Free Furniture Bank
3412 J Street, Lower Level
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Main phone - 215.291.9830
All counties are supported, including Bucks, Chester, and others. There may be beds, tables, couches, and many other free furniture items passed out to the low income as well as needy.

Grands As Parent's (G.A.P.'s) Clothes Closet
2121 N. Gratz Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19121
Call (877) 236-5848 for hours

Jewish Relief Agency
Location of non-profit 10980 Dutton Rd
Philadelphia, PA, 19154
(610) 660-0190

Lighthouse, Inc.
Clothing closet address: 152 W. Lehigh Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19133
Phone number is (215) 425-7800
A free food pantry and clothing bank are on site.

NGA, Inc.
822 Veterans Way
Warminster, Pennsylvania, 18974
(215) 682-9183
The agency may have clothing and personal care items for low income families. What also may be provided includes new gifts of clothes, linens and personal care items.

Philadelphia Black Women's Health Alliance
3801 Market Street Suite 202
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104
Phone number is (215) 382-3292
The alliance offers a wide range of assistance to parenting and pregnant women. PBWHP provides items and services including referrals for formula, free diapers, housing, baby clothes, etc.

Pregnancy Resource Clinic of North Penn
Primary location is 49 N. Richardson Avenue
Lansdale, PA, 19446
Main phone number: (215) 855-2424
The clinic may have maternity clothing for all stages of pregnancy. In addition, get baby equipment, cribs, diapers, baby clothing up to 12 month and some supplies, including formula. There are many other places to turn to for stuff as well. Find free baby items.




Rescue Relief For Senior Citizens
2671 E. Cumberland St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19125
(215) 426-1977
Information and referrals are offered. May even be able to help seniors by advising them on expenses, bills, rent, and other needs.

Salvation Army, Greater Philadelphia
Several centers operate in the region. Thrift stores and a clothing closet are at most locations. Other resources include free Christmas assistance, gifts for children, and possibly emergency financial help for paying bills such as rent or heating. Employment services may be offered too. This is all in addition to the back to school supply drives. Students from kindergarten to high school can be given free notebooks, tablets, shoes, coats, clothes, bags, and much more. There is also a free furniture bank at some sites.
6376 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19144, (215) 848-7690
3225 Reed St, Philadelphia, PA, 19146, (215) 465-0300
4344 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19124, (215) 288-3596
3150 N Mascher St, Philadelphia, PA, 19133, (215) 423-9300
1340 Brown St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19123, (215) 717-1169
More on Salvation Army assistance programs Philadelphia County.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Philadelphia
901 East Luzerne St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19124
(215) 288-9540

Stitches of Love - Community Outreach Program
Main address: 9141 South Primrose Circle
Breinigsville, PA, 18031
Telephone - (610) 780-0247

United Communities Southeast Philadelphia
Address: 2029 S. 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19148
(215) 468-1645
An assistance program offers free gently used clothing item including footwear and winter coats to community residents. There is also grants, free diapers or baby supplies, cribs, and more.

Methodist Neighborhood Services
804 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19130
(215) 236-0304





Wings for Success
Address: 490 Lancaster Avenue The Frazer Shopping Center, Frazer, PA, 19355
Offers job appropriate clothing, confidence-building workshops, and general  wardrobe guidance.

Working Wardrobe for Men
5000 Oxford Avenue (Frankford High School)
Philadelphia, PA, 19124
Call (215) 464-3955
Slacks, shoes, pants, belts, and more is offered.

School-Based Program & Teen Parent Education Project (TPEP)
204 N W St Suite 101
Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 18901
(215) 348-9770
The resources try to make it possible for clients to continue their education even if they are pregnant or parenting. TPEP can provide assistance including food, help with your medical needs, free clothing and even baby diapers and formula.

Keystone Opportunity Center
Locations is 201 Main St.
Souderton, PA, 18964
Call (215) 723-8750

A Baby's Breath Thrift store
2118 W. Main Street
Jeffersonville, Pennsylvania, 19403
Call (610) 630-9630
Or stop by the center at 827 W. Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010. Phone (610) 520-2227 or 78 Second Avenue in Collegeville. Cribs, car seats, free maternity clothes, and other furniture and supplies for new as well as single mothers.

Adventist Community Service Center
3253 W Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA, 19403
Phone: (610) 489-6671
As resources allow, will try to help the needy. Free clothing, meals, holiday programs, and referrals.

Colonial Neighborhood Council
107 East Fourth Avenue
Conshohocken, PA, 19428
Runs a thrift store. Sells gently used goods to the general public, including coats, boots, school supplies, and other items. TV, furniture, couches, vintage goods, and other free items and furniture are offered too.

Open Door Ministry Thrift Store
350 Main Street
Royersford, Pennsylvania, 19468
The thrift store has household items, games, toys, baby items, limited food items, and furniture available for low cost purchase.

Clothing Bank of Open Door Ministry
350 Main Street
Royersford, PA, 19468
The clothing available in the Wardrobe are nicer items including new clothes with tags still on, brand-name clothing, formula, work attire, clothes and supplies for school, or other unique clothing items.





Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities/Cluster Outreach Center
Location of clothing closet: 57 N Franklin St.
Pottstown, PA, 19464
(610) 970-5995
The locations offers a school program that provides sneakers, new clothing, book bags, and school supplies to children. Christmas toy and gift program provide toys, gifts, and even certificates to lower income children and families.

By Jon McNamara

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