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Free clothing closets, school supplies and furniture programs Pittsburgh area.

Families across Allegheny County and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania can turn to free clothing closets, furniture banks and thrift stores for free items such as clothes, furniture, household goods, back to school or baby supplies and more. The lowest income families can generally receive some or most of the stuff they need for free using vouchers or gift certificates. On the other hand the thrift stores will sell goods, including furniture and electronics, to the general public at reduced prices.

Seasonal programs and resources are available as well. This can include items like free school supplies, Christmas assistance, gift baskets and even special items (diapers and cribs) for new mothers. The exact availability of items and resources by clothing center vary widely and rely heavily on donations from the general public. There is always a high demand for assistance as well, so it is recommend to call in advance for hours or if you need a specific item.

As indicated, the thrift stores, free furniture banks and clothing closets in Pittsburgh as well as the county do operate mainly on donations. If you can contribute any excess clothes or household goods please do so as the need for help is great. Or if you are low income, find programs for free stuff.

Lifeline of Southwest Pennsylvania
239 Fourth Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15222
Telephone - (412) 562-0543
The center has a so called Mother’s room. This will contain free maternity clothes to help women during their pregnancy. The room will have other baby supplies, diapers, and clothes for infants and children up to size 3.

Suited for Work WorkWear
332 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
Phone - (412) 281-4220
For people going on an interview or starting a new job, the center will have clothing, suits, and professional work attire. Also get uniforms and assistance including personal hygiene and classes on basic workplace expectations. All services are available at no cost.




Jeremiah's Closet
735 Pittsburgh Street
Springdale, Pennsylvania, 15144
(724) 274-5554
Free general clothing items are given to low income families or Allegheny County families who are in a crisis. There may be books, baby supplies, back to school uniforms or supplies, bookbags, and more.

Project Bundle-Up at the Chartiers Service Center
225 West Main Street
Carnegie, PA, 15106
Call the clothing closet at (412) 276-4757
Children from low income families can receive free winter outerwear items, coats, boots, and more stuff. Items are offered for seniors too.

Pittsburgh Temple Service Center - Project Bundle-Up
Address: 1060 McNeilly Road is Pittsburgh, PA, 15226, phone (412) 207-2127
Or stop by the center at 104 East 9th Street, Homestead, PA, 15120, telephone (412) 461-2460.

House at Bethany
748 Warrington Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15210
(412) 586-5621
The location is a faith-based mission and outreach center offering shoes, clothing, house wares and other items at a low price. Some other furniture items, like a couch, may be given out too.

Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh and the Youth Training Program
610 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15222
Main number (412) 227-5021
Children are the focus. Single moms can get free clothes or information on local housing programs. They also offer mortgage help, free school supplies for kids including those in high school and college, and support for minorities among others. A focus is around employment and education.





Dress for Success Pittsburgh
332 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15222
(412) 201-4204
The non-profit provides business and work clothing to women. In addition, staff run support groups for women seeking employment and those who just started a job. The unemployed can get advice, support, and information on employment opportunities in Allegheny County.

New Vision Community Church - Kid's Closet
1620 Randolph Lane
Verona, PA, 15147
Dial (412) 241-6160
The charity has shoes, sneakers, clothes, hats, and more. During the summer and fall some back to school supplies for kindergarten to high school age students may be offered.

Monroeville Community Church
2456 Tilbrook Road, Monroeville, PA, 15146
Call (412) 372-1333 for hours.

Sonshine Community Ministries
Address: 908 Evans Avenue
McKeesport, Pennsylvania, 15132
(412) 672-6711
Programs range from a furniture bank to food pantry and clothing closet.

Focus on Renewal Sto-Rox Neighborhood Corporation Sarah's Second Chance Thrift Store
712 Broadway Avenue
McKees Rocks, PA, 15136
(412) 458-3566
The thrift store sells gently used items to the public, including furniture, household goods, appliances, clothing, and more. May also have school supplies such as backpacks.

Network of Hope Sharpsburg
Main address - Sharpsburg Family Worship Center
Pittsburgh, PA, 15215
(412) 799-0701
A focus is on referrals and information to the needy.

Allegheny County Valley Association of Churches, Inc.
1913 Freeport Road
Natrona Heights, PA, 15065
(724) 226-0606
In addition to clothing has gasoline assistance, furniture, clothing, emergency food vouchers, travel assistance, help with rent, utilities and prescriptions.





NorthShore Community Alliance Carol's Closet
Location is 1439 N. Franklin Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15233
Telephone - (412) 322-7400
Clothing, shoes, toys, and free Christmas assistance is offered. There may be birthday toys too.

Birthright of Pittsburgh, Inc.
160 North Craig Street, Suite 200
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15213-2717
(412) 621-1988
The charity helps new moms, including single mothers. Free diapers, some baby furniture, maternity clothes, wipes, and more may be given for free.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh
212 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
Call (412) 456-6999
The program offered is known as Team HOPE Safety Net & Stability Services. A number of social services and counseling is offered, including credit, emergency financial aid, holiday gifts and more.

Off the Floor Pittsburgh
Address is 901 Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Contact -
This is the Allegheny County free furniture bank. They help the working poor and low income. The non-profit has beds, tables, lamps, lights, chairs, and many other gently used goods. They can help a family set up a new home or apartment to live in. Donations are needed too.

Genesis of Pittsburgh, Inc.
141 North Fremont Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15202
(412) 766-4934
The center offers free distribution of baby clothing and items including bassinets, cribs, car seats, infant carriers, bath tubs, diapers, and even baby formula. Free pregnancy testing is available on site as well as maternity clothing.

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania
They have several centers around the region including in Allegheny County. Offers household goods, clothing, furniture, a limited amount of baby furniture, small appliances, and winter attire.
2866 Banksville Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, zip code is 15216
Address - 3820 William Penn Highway, Monroeville, Pennsylvania, 15146, (412) 856-9840
509 East Ohio Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15212, (412) 322-5666
7221 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15237, phone (412) 635-9612
2780 Saw Mill Run Boulevard, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15227, (412) 885-5151

National Council of Jewish Women - Thriftique
7400 1/2 Church Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15218
Dial (412) 271-0544 for hours.

Blessing Board Furniture Bank
Address - 880 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15223
Call 412-607-0202
Using donations from the region, there is free furniture, appliances, beds, mattresses, and household stuff. Everything from computers or desktops for work to couches, sofas, lamps, chairs, and more may be offered.

Penn Hills Service Association
2519 Universal Road
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15235
(412) 798-9449







Salvation Army of Allegheny County offers several social services to the needy and low income as well as free stuff. Multiple locations are in the county and they offer everything from clothing to free Christmas assistance from resources such as Angel Tree. During the summer and fall, parents can apply for a free school supply event. This gives out shoes, notebooks, tablets, bookbags, and other items to students.

Some emergency financial assistance for bills, rent, and other basic needs are offered too. Seniors may get items delivered to their home. This is in addition to a clothing assistance program. Locations are below, or find more details on Salvation Army assistance programs in Pittsburgh.
6017 Broad St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15206, (412) 362-0891
300 Holland Avenue, Braddock, Pennsylvania, 15104, call telephone number is (412) 271-2407
Homewood Brushton Worship and Service Center, 8020 Frankstown Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15208, dial (412) 242-1434
McKeesport Worship and Service Center is on 821 Walnut Street. (412) 673-6627
1060 McNeilly Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15226, (412) 207-2127
1821 Broadhead Fording Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15205, main number is (412) 921-9780
Salvation Army center address - 3423 Library Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15234, call (412) 882-8519

Pittsburgh St. Vincent de Paul Society
Coraopolis Thrift Store, 415 Chess Street & Route 51 North, Coraopolis, PA, 15108, (412) 264-2378
Monroeville Thrift Store, 1730 Golden Mile Highway Route 286, Pittsburgh, PA, 15146, call (724) 733-8585
Ritzland Plaza, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15235, (412) 247-4157
Items range from beds to coffee tables, winter attire, boots, lamps, and so much more. There is a free furniture bank as well as clothing center.


By Jon McNamara

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