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Free clothes closets, furniture banks and school supplies Reno and Washoe County

Find free Washoe County clothing closets as well as furniture banks that provide very low income families with the stuff they need. Get free clothes, back to school supplies, furniture as well as any other needed household items in Reno and the county. This is often done by issuing a voucher, which will allow the client to acquire what they need.

The goal is to not turn anyone away, so the free furniture banks and/or clothes closets also partner with thrift stores in Reno, which often help more moderate income households get the clothes they need. There may be laptops, free beds in the Reno area, mattresses, appliances or couches as well as uniforms for students and adults (for work). Find some or all of the following from the centers.

-Personal hygiene kits.
-Clothes for work, such as suits, work boots, pants, dresses, and more.
-Children from struggling households can apply for free back to school supply programs and get uniforms, bookbags, sneakers and other items.
-Free furniture banks in Washoe County can give out coaches, beds, kitchen, appliances, pots or pans, or cooking supplies and other free stuff.

The hours are limited, and Washoe County as well as Reno area families should call in advance. Also, not every person will qualify for free clothes or goods. So they can try a thrift store instead. Whether the supplies are given for free, or at a reduced price, assistance is available.

How to get free clothes, personal or household stuff and more in the Reno area

Loaves and Fishes of Reno
10 Ralston Street, Reno, Nevada, 89503. Call 775-954-8701
Winter coats, clothes, toiletries and hygiene kits, and other goods, such as food, may be offered. The charity gives free stuff, including kitchen items, used coaches, winter coats and other items.

Good Shepherds Clothes Closet
540 Greenbrae Dr, Sparks, NV 89431. Dial 775-348-0605
The charity has free clothing for the low income and needy.




Reno Sparks Gospel Mission
Address - 355 Record Street, Reno, NV, 89512. Dial 775-329-0485
The homeless, both men and women, can get meals, blankets, sleeping bags, and more. There is also access to a laundry and showers as well as job placement services.

Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada
Location is 500 East 4th Street, Reno, Nevada, 89512. Phone - 775-322-7073 ext 330
The Washoe County church groups has free clothing vouchers, school supplies for kids, and personal grooming items for the working poor. A low cost thrift shop also sells gently used furniture, appliances, clothing, bedding, and household items.

Reno area Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
Volunteers collect donations from the community. The charity of churches then help the poor, low income, immigrants, elderly and others. A free clothing and furniture bank are on site. There may be couches, beds, and more. Work uniforms are also available based on donations. More on Washoe County St. Vincent de Paul.

Family Resource Service Centers
They offer everything from clothes for work, college or school to financial aid, SNAP food stamps, and other resources. Employment, educational, and even household goods for DV victims and other services are offered. More on Family Service Centers assistance programs.

Salvation Army Washoe County
1925 Sutro Street, Reno, NV, 89512. Call  (775) 688-4555 or 775-688-4588
There is a thrift store that sells low cost donated item as well as furniture or clothing bank. Other programs include Red Kettle for raising donations, school backpacks and uniforms, shelter, and case management. Each year students from low income families can apply for free school items, books, backpacks, and more. A clothing and furniture bank are also combined with a thrift store.

Faith Alive Christian Center
Location: 120 Hubbard Way, Reno, NV, 89502. Call 775-827-0333
The Washoe County charity gives out free stuff to the low income. Blankets or sleeping bags for the homeless, beds or mattresses, year round clothing and other goods. There are mobility items for the disabled, hygiene kits and more based on donations.





Dress for Success
Address is 2295 So. Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada 89502. Call 775.846.9814
Women only, regardless of ethnicty, age, etc. can get free work clothes. There is professional attire, dresses, shoes, slacks, and even uniforms for women in Washoe County to help them prepare (1) for an interview or (2) a job.

RSGM-Timber Way
Charity address is 2815 Yori Av
Reno, Nevada 89502
The non-profit only helps women and children, including DV victims and single moms. Assistance includes showers, meals, free clothes , and personal hygiene necessities.

Pregnancy Counseling Center
853 Haskell Street, Reno, NV, 89509. Dial 775-826-5144
The agency coordinates pregnancy tests, provides maternity and free baby-clothing, limited ultra sounds, and information on medical assistance programs in Washoe County. There may be free stuff for new moms in Reno, including diapers, baby or maternity clothes or even cribs or car seats.

Casa de Vida
1290 Mill Street, Reno, NV, 89502. Dial 775-329-1070
The center focuses on babies and infants. There is diapers, clothing, infant formula, cribs, and other low cost baby care items.

Assistance League of Reno-Sparks
Address is 1701 Vassar St, Reno, Nevada 89502. Main phone - (775) 329-6658 or 775-329-1584
Operation School Bell provides students from families living in poverty and the very low income with help. There is also support for immigrants. There may be backpacks, shoes, pencils, and free clothes/uniforms for kids.

ALS of Nevada
Address is 1575 Delucchi Lane
Reno, NV, 89502
The center loans out medical equipment to seniors and the disabled. There may be walkers, wheelchairs communication devices, phones, clothes, aids for daily living, and books.





Blessed Positivity
Reno, NV, 89506
Children are assisted. Free clothes, school uniforms, birthday or Christmas gifts for kids and similar goods are given out.

Tahoe Family Solutions
948 Incline Way
Incline Village, NV, 89451
Emergency clothing, free use of computers, budgeting classes, and other support is given. Furniture for children or single moms may be offered from a furniture bank too.


By Jon McNamara

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