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Free clothing closets, school supplies and furniture programs Piedmont Triad.

Free clothes, basic needs, household goods, school supplies and Christmas items are available from non-profits in the Piedmont Triad North Carolina area. Several different charities and non-profits may also have free furniture or back to school uniforms or supplies for low income families so they can get what they want for free while others can shop at the thrift stores. Many programs have an application process and may even require interviews with case managers.

What may be available depends on donations and fund raisers. However the free clothing closets as well as furniture banks can have many free items for the needy. As noted, this includes free school uniforms or supplies for students, shoes, general clothing, birthday toys for kids, and holiday items such as Christmas gifts. Or find items such as beds for kids, kitchen appliances, couches and other free furniture. Volunteers are on site to help the less fortunate.

Some locations may also have limited financial aid, shelters on site, or personal hygiene items. No matter you need, the sites in Forsyth and Guilford County can benefit the least fortunate.

The Salvation Army has multiple centers in the Piedmont. The locations will have low cost, gently used goods, furniture, appliances, clothing, bedding, and other goods. Some sites also have emergency and transitional housing for families and single women and a Boy's and Girl's Club. Christmas toys and gifts (as well as free birthday items) may be available from programs such as Angel Tree. There are also free back to school supply giveaway events during the summer months.

  • Family Store at 307 West Lee Street, Greensboro, North Carolina 27406, call (336) 274-0259.
  • 301 West Green Drive, High Point, NC 27260, (336) 881-5400
  • Alamance County, 812 North Anthony Street, Burlington, NC 27217, (336) 227-5529
  • Winston-Salem Area Command, 1255 North Trade Street, Winston Salem, NC 27101, telephone (336) 722-8721
  • 680 Peters Creek Parkway, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27103, (336) 723-6366
  • 345 North Church Street, Asheboro, NC 27203, (336) 625-0551
  • Find a list of Salvation Army assistance programs in North Carolina and their offices.




Pregnancy Care Center of High Point
Address: 212 Lindsay Street
High Point, North Carolina 27262
Call (336) 887-2232
The site offers free pregnancy tests, information and counseling. As resources allow, it also has free clothing, baby clothing, diapers and furniture such as cribs.

GreeNest Furniture Bank
Address is 630 Brookstown Avenue
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101
Phone number is 336.661.8091
This is a regional non-profit for Forsyth or Guilford County and nearby region. They help the low income get the furniture they need for their home or apartment. Get beds, desks, lamps, computers, kitchen appliances, pots and pans. In some cases, there may be entire bedroom sets or family room items, including couches and more.

Baby Basics Closet
112 Gatewood Avenue
High Point, NC 27262
(336) 882-4126
The non-profit helps families, for free, with infant care supplies and children's clothing sizes newborn to about age 2. Use of the Baby Basics Closet requires a referral from a social worker at the Guilford County Health Department or a local nonprofit agency.

The Exchange Club Family Center in Alamance - Children's Parents Program
200 North Main Street
Graham, NC 27253
Telephone: (336) 227-5603
Administers holiday programs. In particular, during the Thanksgiving season, volunteers from the Piedmont Triad community provide turkey dinners for families who are served through this program. At Christmas, donations of food, clothing, games, shoes, coats, books and toys for Christmas needed children from low income families.





Disabled American Veterans
236 E. Washington Street, J. Douglas Galyon Transportation Center (The Depot)
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
Call (336) 275-9200

Goodwill Retail Stores are thrift shops. They will sell gently used clothing, household items, furniture, and jewelry, among other items.
3739-A High Point Rd., 336-294-2033
1235 S. Eugene St., phone 336-275-2150
106 Muirs Chapel Rd., 336-315-0277
3921 Battleground Ave., 336-545-1212
3517 N. Elm St., dial 336-282-6402
1145 E. Lexington Ave., College Village, High Point, NC, call 336-883-1257
5301 Samet Dr., Wendover Shopping Center, main number is 336-882-3772
Another Highpoint good will store. 234 Kettering Road, 336-858-5635

Open Door Ministries of High Point
400 North Centennial Street
High Point, NC 27262
Main phone - (336) 885-0191
Various social services are administered. Both emergency financial aid as well as free stuff is offered for low income applicants, seniors, and the disabled. There may be sneakers for students going back to school, slacks or dresses for job seekers, furniture for those recovering from a disaster, and much more.

Bargain Box of Greensboro Thrift store
Address: 122 North Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
Telephone: (336) 273-6349
A low cost store. Appliances, couches, beds, tables, computers, and many other low cost items are sold.

Greensboro Urban Ministry
Location is 305 West Lee Street
Greensboro, North Carolina 27406
Call (336) 271-5959
A leading social service agency. Not only may free clothes or school backpacks or supplies be given to kids, but they also offer food, hot meals, a free furniture bank for emergency items, and financial aid. More on Greensboro Urban Ministry.





Community Mosque, Food Pantry & Clothing Closet
Location is 1419 Waughtown Street
Winston Salem, NC 27107
Telephone number is (336) 756-7766

AGAPE Care and Share, Clothing Distribution
3650 Patterson Ave, Suite G
Winston Salem, NC 27105
Main phone - (336) 744-4004
Provides general clothing needs and food assistance free of charge to families in need.

Sunnyside Ministry of the Moravian Church
319 Haled Street
Winston Salem, NC 27127
For information on the clothing programs, call (336) 724-7558
Basic needs as well as emergency assistance are offered from this Piedmont non-profit charity agency. Funds may be offered for rent, clothing, food, and other needs. A free medical clinic is also open twice each month.

St. Peter's Family Support Program
Main address of clothing closet is 3643 Old Lexington Road
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27107
(336) 784-9339
The free clothing bank in the Piedmont region has winter attire, shoes and school supplies for kids from kindergarten to high school, work items, and more. Some basic furniture for a home or apartment may also be offered.

Barnabas Network
Furniture bank address is 838 Winston St.
Greensboro, North Carolina 27405
Phone - 336-370-4002
Another regional furniture bank. There may be gently used and/or refurbished goods, such as desks, computers for students and more. The charity helps the low income, single moms, veterans and others. Find electronics, washers or dryers, fans to cool a home, mattresses and other goods.

Salem Pregnancy Care Center, Help Offered through Parenting Education
503 Thurston Street
Winston Salem, NC 27103
(336) 760-3680
Maternity and baby clothes, diapers, free cribs, and hygiene items may all be given out. Single moms and dads are major clients of the charity.

YWCA of Winston-Salem, Project New Start
941 West Street
Winston Salem, NC 27101
(336) 721-0733
Offers educational and support services to women affected by incarceration, even if it is a family member. Call them for referrals for clothing, furniture, personal hygiene items, clothing, and other household items.

Winston-Salem Rescue Mission
717 Oak St.
Winston Salem, NC 27101
Telephone - (336) 723-1848
Shoes, blankets, winter coats, professional attire and suits, and more is sold for children and low income families.

The Shalom Project
Location 639 S. Green Street
Winston Salem, NC 27101
(336) 721-0606
The site runs a Clothing Donation Program and provides other aid to the poor and homeless.







Ardmore United Methodist Church
630 South Hawthorne Road
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27103
(336) 723-3695
Meals, basic needs, work clothing, and maybe Christmas goods are offered. In some cases household items (furniture, kitchen utensils, dishes, etc.) are available.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Christians United Outreach Center
930 South Fayetteville Street
Asheboro, North Carolina 27203
Call (336) 625-1500
Provides assistance in Randolph County. They runs a General Furniture Provision, provide case management, Minor Home Repair Programs, Transportation Expense Assistance, and have a Thrift Shop. The non-profit will focus on short-term financial crisis intervention. Other services include gasoline vouchers so people can get to work or minor car repairs, medical equipment, and funds for rent, utility bills or a mortgage.


By Jon McNamara

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