Pima County free clothes, school supplies and furniture programs.

Community centers and clothing closets in Tucson and Pima County can provide free goods as well as clothes, furniture or school supplies to children, seniors, the unemployed and low income families. Everyone from immigrants to seniors, Spanish speakers and the working poor can get the stuff they need.

The charities often also run free back to school giveaway drives for local students or holiday events too. The availability of items will really depend on donations. What can be provided usually includes clothing for school, job interviews, and the holidays. While more limited, locations may provide gently used furniture, household goods, and baby supplies or even diapers.

In addition to offering clothing, vouchers, or basic needs, many of the centers in Tucson and nearby communities provide other services. It may be best to call in advance to inquire, but some examples of what be offered includes general Case/Care Management, Access to Computer or Telephone facilities, Soup Kitchens, and a General Food Pantry.

Casa Paloma Women's Program is located in Tucson Arizona
Call (520) 882-0820
A focus is on the homeless, in particular women. The non-profit runs a daytime drop-in day center. The location can provide clothing, meals (including breakfast, lunch), local phone calls, clothing, bus passes, and optional case management. Personal hygiene and other items may be distributed as well to those who need help. For new moms in Pima County, there may also be free baby wipes and diapers.

Catalina Community Services clothing bank and food pantry
Address is 3535 E Hawser St
Catalina, AZ 85739
Call (520) 825-0009 for information
The center runs a general clothing program that relies extensively on donations from the community. Everything from groceries to clothes (for work, school, or general wear) and household good are offered.





There are emergency food boxes and an onsite clothing closet for people and families in need. Some of what may be passed out includes baby items, formula, diapers children's clothing, prom attire, blankets, and linens, as well as holiday kits. Students under the age of 18 may apply for free back to school supplies, books, and other educational services.

Catalina Community Services Senior Center
16701 N Oracle Rd, Ste 145
Catalina, AZ 85739
Call (520) 825-0009
Focuses on meeting the needs of individuals over 55. They offer age appropriate items for a home, including furniture, medical equipment, and more. There are also referrals to senior assistance programs in Arizona.

Gospel Rescue Mission Community Ministries Distribution Center
338 W 28th St.
Tucson, AZ 85713
(520) 740-1501 x7031
Offers clothing (no school uniforms), household goods, furniture and other items for working poor and needy residents.





Huff Ministry
Main address is 511 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85705
Call (520) 406-5494

New Life Community Resource Center
Address is 5245 S 12th Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85706
Call (520) 889-8225
Provides clothing to unemployed and other people in need. Also provides the community access to a low cost health care clinic. Case managers provide job search assistance for youth and adults, housing counseling, and referrals to other services. General counseling and information on public assistance is offered too.

New Spirit Lutheran Church Community Outreach Programs
8701 E Old Spanish Trl
Tucson, AZ 85710
(520) 296-2461
May have occasional medical equipment/supplies, kitchenware and general clothing provision.

Pio Decimo Emergency & Basic Needs Program
Main location is 848 S 7th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
Call (520) 624-0551 x110
Students, including Latinos and Spanish speakers, can get free clothes. There are also shoes, books, supplies for the school year, and other goods.

Southside Presbyterian Church Cross Street Ministries
317 W 23rd St
Tucson, Arizona 85713
Main number is (520) 623-6857
The church provides individuals with a laundry and shower facilities for people who are homeless. A clothing closet and other basic needs can be met, including linens and work uniforms as available.

Salvation Army Family Stores
Not only may they sell low cost furniture, utensils, and other supplies, but there are free items as well from clothing closets. Vouchers can be used to get hats, shoes, notebooks, and more. There are also school supplies or uniforms, books, games, electronics, and toys for children too. A wide variety of items are offered for the working poor, students, and others. Find Salvation Army programs in Pima County.





Free furniture and household supplies in Tucson
A charity offers items to struggling families, immigrants, and others. Free furniture for a home or low income housing is offered. Dial (480) 833-3997 for referrals.

New Life Pregnancy Center - Tucson
1779 N Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85712
Call (520) 795-7541 for hours
Some of the assistance available includes children's and baby clothing, crisis pregnancy hotlines, counseling, pregnancy testing, free diapers and baby clothing. May have materials assistance for newborns.

Pregnancy Care Center Earn While You Learn Program
Main address 1575 W American Ave
Oracle, Arizona 85623
(520) 896-9545
This is very similar to the programs mentioned immediately above. Focuses on helping moms and newborns. May have diapers, maternity clothing, and other resources.

By Jon McNamara

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