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Free clothing closets, furniture and school supplies Polk County Florida.

Find free clothes, furniture, household stuff and back to school supplies in Polk County Florida. There are items given to low-income families, seniors and people with no money. Charities and churches have furniture banks and clothing closets. Get free clothes and furniture near you in Polk County.

The stuff given out ranges from vouchers to couches, washers or dryers, clothes for kids or adults, bedroom sets and more. here are also several thrift stores in the area, and these will sell gently used goods to the general public or give out a free voucher. There are also free school supplies, uniforms and Chromebooks for kids. What is sold or passed out for free will vary by site and time of the year. There are also referrals for people on Medicaid to get free stuff.

Most of the clothing closets will be able to meet basic needs of the low income and poor, with furniture banks helping people get kitchen, family room, or bedroom items. Call a free distribution center near you in Polk County for more details and information on a center near you. Or if a location is not near you, they may have referrals to other nearby thrift stores or clothing banks in the region.

Places for free stuff in Polk County

Lakes Church - First Baptist Church at the Mall
Location is 1010 East Memorial Boulevard, Lakeland, FL 33801. Main phone number is (863) 682-0163

Women's Resource Center
Address: 165 Avenue A NW, Winter Haven, Florida 33881. Telephone number is (863) 294-5318
Call the center for hours on operation. The site runs a thrift store that may have new or gently used furniture, school supplies, work uniforms, and other clothing items. Vouchers may be passed out to the lowest income and poor in the community. On the other hand, the thrift store is open to all Polk County residents.

Catholic Charities
210 W Lemon St, Lakeland, FL 33815. Telephone number is (863) 686-7153
A leading social service agency in both Polk County and nationwide. Some of the goods passed out or sold (at reduced rates) can include diapers, clothing, baby formula, and more. Seasonal assistance includes school supplies and birthday toy assistance for the poor and less fortunate. While much more limited, financial aid may be available on site for needs such as housing or energy costs.




  • There is also a Winter Haven area Catholic Charities organization. This also has free stuff, including for single mothers, immigrants or migrant workers in Polk County. Main location is 532 Ave M NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881. Telephone number - (863) 299-7983

Church Service Center
Location is 495 E Summerlin St, Bartow, FL 33830. Main phone number is (863) 533-5822
The low income, homeless, and other can get support. Blankets, basic clothing, meals, and related support is offered.

Goodwill Industries-Suncoast thrift store
5411 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, Florida 33813. Main number is (863) 646-4301
Both of these non-profit organizations may have new or secondhand furniture, toys and other material goods, household appliances, clothing, and more. There are kitchen tables, vintage goods, desks, computers, mattresses and other items too. All goods are sold at lower than retail prices. Money raised is used to pay for financial assistance programs and to support other services to the Polk County community, including for transportation. Locate Goodwill free car giveaways.

  • Another site is in Winter Haven. The main address is 600 6th St N.W., Winter Haven, FL 33880. Call (863) 299-1486.

Help of Fort Meade
Main address is  202 W Broadway St, Fort Meade, FL 33841. Call (863) 285-6600
They run the Community Aid & Emergency Services. It helps income qualified families with food, clothing, and furniture needs. Those seeking a job or on an interview may get professional clothing too.





Talbot House Ministries of Lakeland-Kentucky Ave
814 North Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801. Call (863) 687-8475

Polk County Social Services
2135 Marshall Edwards Drive, Bartow, FL 33830. Call (863) 534-5387
Mostly offers referrals and information on local clothing closets, government programs, and charities. Learn more on Social Services in Polk County

Lighthouse Ministries, Inc.
Location is 215 E Magnolia St, Lakeland, FL 33801. Call (863) 687-4076

They are a religious affiliate and charity organization that provides clothing, free food, emergency shelter, on site job training, education, case management, and referrals. Vouchers may be used in some cases. Many basic needs are met in Polk County, including adult or kid sized clothes, small appliances for a kitchen and other goods. There is also a furniture bank - free clothing center at 3094 Havendale Blvd NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881.

Free clothes or furniture Polk County FLTalbot House Ministries of Lakeland
Address is 814 N. Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801. Main phone number is (863) 687-8475

Lake Wales Care Center
140 E. Park Ave., Lake Wales, Florida 33853. Main telephone number is (863) 676-6678
Another location is at 39 W Park Ave, Lake Wales, FL 33853, call (863) 678-0245.
Both centers offer numerous programs. They include clothing, household goods, food, and even free medical equipment for use. Additional programs provide furniture for low income families and individuals during a temporary crisis, with small appliances like a washer/dryer too.

St. Vincent de Paul
Location is 1961 East Edgewood Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803. Call (727) 823-2516
They have a bargain thrift store as well as help for the homeless in Polk County FL. This includes free clothes, socks, underwear and similar items. Or the store has vouchers or items such as lights, desks, dressers, refrigerators and other goods for sale or free (in a crisis).

Mulberry Community Service Center
Location is 211 NW 1st Ave, Mulberry, FL 33860. Call Call (863) 425-1523

Webster Memorial Baptist Church
A free clothes closet is at 1135 North Chestnut Road, Lakeland, FL 33805. Call (863) 686-1828
Get items such as shoes, socks, underwear, jackets, and work uniforms for adults. Sleeping blankets and hygiene kits can be given out as well to the homeless.







Women's Care Center
490 East Boulevard Street, Bartow, FL 33830. Main phone number - (863) 534-3844

St. Martin De Porres Ministry - Ex-Offender Services
611 North Gulf Dr.. Bradenton Beach, Florida 34217. Call (941) 778-3858
This will only assist people who have been incarcerated in a correctional facility. It will help them make the transition to community life, including stuff for a home or apartment. The center also provides ex-offenders with assistance for bills. In addition, the center will provide free clothing to inmates while in prison.

Salvation Army
Numerous emergency assistance programs are offered to low-income families, seniors and others.  The organization will provide free emergency clothing, prescriptions, vouchers for school items, medical equipment and stuff for many other unmet needs. A major focus is on offering kids and single moms assistance in Polk County, which includes birthday toys, gifts, school supplies and more. A thrift store is also available.

  • 3915 Florida Ave S, Lakeland, FL 33813. Phone: (863) 648-0047
  • 1898 Hwy 17, Winter Haven, FL 33881. The main phone is (863) 294-7493

2000 FEET
Davenport, FL 33836. Call (636) 236-4814
They give out a free pair of shoes/sneakers to kids, including for back to school.


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