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Free clothing closets, furniture and school supplies in Cumberland County Maine.

Whether it is free clothes, school supplies, diapers, furniture or household items, clothing closets as well as furniture banks across Cumberland County may be able to help. The centers, many of which are run by non-profit organizations or charities and are based in the city of Portland, provide assistance with basic needs or free household goods as well as personal stuff to low income families and people that are struggling.

Not only may they have clothes, appliances or household furniture for everyday use, but many of the centers also run seasonal type programs. This means that Portland Maine families can contact them in the summer for school supplies, computers or uniforms or a fan to cool their home. Then, during the fall months, there may be an application period for Christmas toys, clothing, or winter coats for children. So the resources at the free furniture as well as clothing banks are extensive. Free birthday toys for kids may be given too along with furniture for a home or apartment.

Find the primary free clothing closets, Portland Maine furniture banks and low cost thrift stores below. Also locate back to school supply events. Also, these locations rely on donations and volunteers from the community, so if anyone can donate surplus furniture, clothing, beds, gift cards, couches or even provide a monetary donation, then please give contribute if possible.

First Congregational Church UCC of South Portland - Children's Closet
Address is 301 Cottage Road
South Portland, ME, 04106
Main phone - 799-3361
This non-profit focuses on children and newborns in Cumberland County. There may be furniture, car seats, free toys at Christmas, cribs, and more. They also provide free winter clothes during the fall and winter.

Crosswalk Community Outreach
Address: 15 Village Green
Naples, ME, 04055
Phone – 207-615-3226
Items, including Student Outerwear, is passed out.




State Street Church UCC
Address: 159 State Street
Portland, Maine, 04101
The clothing closet may have free boots, winter boots, shoes, bedding, kitchenware, books, and other goods. During the summer and fall, elementary to high school students can get free backpacks, notebooks, pens, pencils, and other school items.

The Warming Hut
Location of clothing program - 183 Sebago Road
East Sebago, Maine, 04029
The program is known as Sebago Clothes Closet.

Gray Community Clothing Bank and Food Pantry
5 Brown Street
Gray, Maine, 04039
There is free stuff from the clothing and furniture bank, including jackets, small furniture items, chairs, kitchen pots or pans and more. A no cost thrift store is also on site.

Freeport Community Services
Main address - 53 Depot Street
Freeport, Maine, 04032

Seventh Day Adventist Community Services
84B Union Street
Brunswick, ME, 04011
For hours, dial 207-725-7015
The clothing closets has some or all of the following. Free diapers, household items, hygiene items, and clothing is provided in Cumberland County. There is also Christmas gifts and presents for children, towels, and help for income qualified single parents. They are also part of Catholic Charities in Cumberland County.

The Root Cellar
94 Washington Avenue
Portland, ME, 04101
Call 207-774-3197





Community H.E.L.P.
Address: 7 Nulty Street
Bridgton, Maine, 04009
Phone - 647-5000
During a clients first visit, they will be given a free bag of clothing or vouchers. Other visits will require a small fee to be paid for items. The volunteers also provide referrals to other social services.

The Salvation Army Portland Citadel Corps and Community Services
297 Cumberland Avenue
Portland, ME, 04101
Aid is for people facing a disaster. Other programs include back to school uniforms and backpacks. There is an Angel Tree Christmas program, financial aid, meals, shelter, and more. They also give children and seniors free winter attire. There is another center at 30 Warren Avenue, Portland, ME, 04103. This has gently used clothing, furniture, household supplies, furniture, and more. Phone – 207-878-8555.

Two other Salvation Army center are at the following. These tend to only have material goods (such as clothing, meals, and holiday support) and not financial aid.

  • 127 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, Maine, 04011, call 207-373-1033
  • Address is 49 Alder Street, Portland, ME, 04101, 207-774-7818
  • Location - 1225 Roosevelt Trail, Raymond, Maine, 04071, call 207-655-7861
  • Other social services are also offered. More on Salvation army in Portland Maine.

St. Luke's Cathedral
143 State Street
Portland, Maine, 04101
Phone - 772-5434

Comfort Clothing
Standish, Maine, 04084
There is clothing for the disabled and senor citizens. Job seekers can get items too.
Main number is 888-640-0814

Care Net of Mid-Coast Maine - Baby Boutique
90 Union Street
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
Dial 207-725-5433
The non-profit has baby furniture, clothes, formula, diapers, formula, and other support.

Goodwill Store and Donation Centers
These sell gently used items. Clients include the working poor, homeless, jobless, and students. Everything from clothes for work to children's merchandise, computers, and more are available. There will be furniture like beds, couches, kitchen tables, and other goods.
-251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, Maine, 04105, phone - 347-8252
-102 Main Street, Gorham, ME, 04038, telephone - 839-8503
-The main thrift site is at 1104 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME, 04103. Dial 878-1763.
-Another site in the city is at 555 Maine Mall, South Portland, ME, 04106, main number is 553-2223
-Address is 31 Landing Road, Windham, Maine, 04062, call 892-8463







Elm Street United Methodist Church
168 Elm Street
South Portland, Maine, 04106 Map
The charity has a clothing swap service in Cumberland County and Christmas gift exchange.

Freeport Community Services
Address is 53 Depot Street
Freeport, ME, 04032
207-865-3985 x205
The Medical Closet has walkers, canes, crutches, clothes for patients, and more.

Furniture Friends
Location is 15 Saunders Way
Westbrook, ME 04098
This is a free furniture bank for Cumberland County. There may be pots and pans, beds, couches, lamps, tables, sofas, and much more. Basic household items, around gently donated furniture, are passed out to qualified low income families.

The Salvation Army Voucher Program is run from 53 Depot Street, Freeport, ME, 04032.
There may be certificates used to pay for motels, medications, clothing, gasoline, and household goods or even rent. An annual free back to school supply assistance program as well as holiday help (free Christmas toys, clothes, etc.) are offered. Call 207-865-3985 x205.

Jewish Family Services Clothing Center and Food Pantry
Portland, Maine, 04103
Diapers, cleaning supplies, and even food is offered. Any household stuff or personal items are small in nature.


By Jon McNamara











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