Pierce County free clothing closets, clothes, back to school supplies, and household items.

Basic needs such as clothes, free school supplies, winter attire and household goods can be provided by Pierce County Washington clothing banks and closets. The non-profit centers and the staff who work or volunteer at the sites do their best to help low income and needy families. The locations will try to not turn anyone away that needs help.

The leading locations to turn to for free clothes and other goods are below. Countless families call upon their services every year, and many others donate surplus goods to the centers. Some of what may be disbursed includes winter coats, Christmas gifts and toys, free school supplies (shoes and notebooks) and much more. While not as common, some of the Pierce County clothing closets or thrift stores will also sell gently used furniture, appliances, or similar items. Find the address and phone numbers of sites across the region and county.

Brightening 4 Children Family Resource Center
Address - 1205 19th Ave Portable A - Discovery Elementary
Milton, Washington, 98354
May have household goods and clothing items, including free school items for students, notebooks, shoes and other clothes for school reasons.

Catholic Community Services - Phoenix Housing Network
Address - 7050 S G St
Tacoma, WA, 98408
Telephone number - (253) 471-5340
The non-profit offers free workshops on how to interview successfully. Case managers will offer help with getting interview clothes and other accessories. There are clothing banks on site.





Eatonville Family Agency
Address: 305 W Center St.
Eatonville, WA, 98328
The clothing bank provides minimal clothing to working poor and low income individuals. What is passed out depends on availability.

Care Net Pregnancy and Family Services of Puget Sound - Pierce County
Note the boutiques are only available for their clients who have participated in the various parenting support classes. They will earn incentives where they earn goods for their baby whilst learning various resources and tips. For those clients that have done that, the non-profit has baby supplies and maternity goods, including but not limited to free diapers, clothes, bottles, layettes, and also food. There are several offices in the region, as noted below.

  • 1924 S. Cedar St., Suite B, Tacoma, WA 98405, Phone: 253-383-2988
    Hours are Monday 9:00am – 8:00pm, Tuesday 9:00am – 5:00pm, Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm, Thursday 9:00am – 5:00pm, Friday 10:30am - 3:00pm
  • 2727 Hollycraft Street, Suite 130, Gig Harbor, WA 98335. Phone 253-858-5585
    Hours are Monday 12:30pm – 4:30pm, Tuesday 9:30am – 6:00pm, Wednesday 9:30am – 4:30pm, Thursday 9:30am – 6:00pm, Friday – Closed
  • 10828 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Suite 101, Lakewood, WA 98499. Phone: 253-984-6222
    Hours are Monday 9:30am – 5:00pm, Tuesday 9:00am – 1:00pm, Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm, Thursday 9:30am – 8:00pm, Friday 1:00pm - 5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm By appointment only
  • Sunrise Medical Campus, 11102 Sunrise Blvd E, Ste 107, Puyallup, WA 98374. Phone: 253-770-8697
    Hours are Monday 9:00am – 5:00pm, Tuesday 9:00am – 5:00pm, Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm, Thursday 9:00am – 8:00pm, Friday – Closed





Family Support Centers of Pierce County
Location is 18020 B St E Challenger Campus
Spanaway, WA, 98387
Phone number is (253) 683-6850
The Bethel Family Support Center offers WIC application assistance, clothing, Basic Food application assistance, diapers, and even connection to housing resources.

Federal Way Senior Center
Address is 4016 S 352nd St
Auburn, Washington, 98001
Call (253) 838-3604

Fircrest United Methodist Church Clothing Closet
Address is 1018 Columbia Ave
Tacoma, WA, 98466
Telephone - (253) 564-7862
May have clothing for Pierce County families in need. It will have articles of clothing for children and infants. Also has winter coats and attire. During the summer, shoes and school supplies are for high school kids and elementary students.

Francis House
322 7th St SE
Puyallup, Washington, 98372
Telephone number is (253) 848-3618
The non-profit has clothing, kitchen utensils, bedding and furniture when available. Case managers also teaches ESL classes.

Gig Harbor/Peninsula FISH Food Pantry and Clothing Closet
4425 Burnham Dr NW
Gig Harbor, Washington, 98332

HopeSparks - Relatives Raising Children - Kinship Navigator
Main address is 6424 N 9th St.
Tacoma, Washington, 98406
Dial (253) 565-4484 Ext: 104

House of Matthews Transitional Services
Main number is (253) 301-0508
The location offers a free clothing bank to those in need.




Metropolitan Development Center is the Pierce County community action agency. There is everything from financial help to vouchers, referrals to free clothes banks, birthday toys, school supplies, work uniform programs, and more. More on Pierce County Metropolitan Development Center assistance programs.

My Sister's Pantry
621 Tacoma Ave S First United Methodist Church
Tacoma, WA, 98402
The location offers a hot meal, groceries, and a clothing bank in a supportive atmosphere for individuals and families.

New Jerusalem Church of God In Christ
Main location is 1101 S J St.
Tacoma, WA, 98405

Oasis of Hope Foundation
1937 S G St Oasis of Hope Center
Tacoma, WA, 98405
While supplies last, may offer meals, food, clothing, and other goods, including personal care items.

Pregnancy Aid of Tacoma
902 Market St.
Tacoma, Washington, 98402
Dial (253) 383-4100
Women who are pregnant or who think they may be pregnant can receive free baby items, pregnancy tests, maternity clothes, and counseling. There are also free diapers and baby wipes in Pierce County.

Rainier View Christian Church
Main address - 12305 Spanaway Lp Rd S
Tacoma, WA, 98444
Dial (253) 531-0757

Rescue Mission
425 South Tacoma Way
Tacoma, WA, 98402
(253) 383-4493

Saint Francis Cabrini Church
Main address is 5505 108th St SW
Lakewood, WA, 98499
Call the center at (253) 655-7837
Offers very limited assistance with clothing and furniture needs. Limited financial aid for bills such as rent and utilities may be provided too.

Salvation Army - Tacoma
1501 6th Ave
Tacoma, WA, 98405
(253) 572-8452
The Homebound Emergency Services offers clothing, Christmas assistance, and school supplies. Other help available includes holiday food and gifts, toys for children, and agency referrals to the elderly, disabled, senior citizens, or handicapped people. Find details on help from Salvation Army in Tacoma..





Spana Park Senior Center
325 152nd St E
Spanaway, Washington, 98387
Main phone - (253) 537-4854

Tillicum/American Lake Gardens Community Center
14916 Washington Ave SW
Lakewood, WA, 98498

Trinity Presbyterian Church
1615 6th Ave
Tacoma, Washington, 98405
The non-profit charity offers clothing for all ages of residents at no cost to those in need. School uniforms and holiday goods may be available. Also provides the needy with small household goods such as books, toys, winter coats and dishes when available.

United Methodist Church of Lakewood, Virginia's Clothing Bank
Location is 6900 Steilacoom Blvd SW
Lakewood, WA, 98499
This location only supports low income and Lakewood area residents in need of help.

Wear It Out - WIO
215 166th St E
Spanaway, Washington
Provides free clothing, coats, and more to the community.

By Jon McNamara

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