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Sacramento County free clothing closets, school supplies, and furniture programs.

Thousands of families in Sacramento and northern California can receive free clothes, holiday assistance, free baby as well as school supplies or critical furniture items. There is help available from thrift stores, free furniture or local clothing closets. ow income families, migrant workers, and the elderly among others are clients.

While many of the items are provided for free, some locations, such as thrift stores, will give free vouchers as well as furniture. Or they will sell gently used goods to families at a low cost. Some non-profits in Sacramento may provide vouchers that people can use to buy their clothing or needy supplies.

No matter where you live, the local clothing closets, thrift stores, and distribution centers often rely upon donations from the public. So if you can contribute to them, please do so. The gently used goods, whether clothes, shoes or furniture, will be resold or given for free to the general public in Sacramento. Or given to needy clients.

Families, children, students and teenagers will be able to benefit from used, but affordable, school clothing, work uniforms, shoes, Christmas toys and gifts, furniture, and other household goods. Free clothing banks are also helpful for newcomers in the area, whether immigrants who speak Spanish or migrant farm workers.

Abundant Life Fellowship
706 Atlantic Street
Roseville, California 95678
Phone number is (916) 783-1989
The non-profit serves Citrus Heights and Roseville California. Will give free clothing and maybe food as well. Clothes and free furniture includes shoes, uniforms for work or school, diapers, kitchen tables, pots and pans, beds, and more.

Assistance League of Sacramento
Address - 2528 Yorktown Avenue, Suite C
Sacramento, CA 95821
(916) 488-0828
Serving Greater Sacramento area.
Has both senior and children programs. A main one is Operation School Bell, or OSB. This helps children and students (from elementary to high school) in Folsom Cordova Unified School District, Sacramento County Unified School District, the San Juan District, and one school in the Washington. Students can get free back to school supplies, shoes, books, book bags, school clothes or uniforms.




Capitol City Adventist Community Services
Main location is 6701 Lemon Hill Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95824
Phone number - (916) 381-5353

Christmas Cheer, Inc.
1120 3rd Street
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 542-4934
The non-profit is supported by donations and fund raisers. Runs a community-wide distribution of Christmas dinner baskets, free toys, gifts, and more for each child at Christmas. Also has meals and food, clothing, and small household goods. Some birthday gifts may be offered too.

Salvation Army Family Store
Not only do they sell low cost goods, but some free gift cards or stuff can be given out too in a crisis. Holiday meals or Christmas/birthday toys, uniforms or book bags for school, shoes, furniture, and more. Staff also help job seekers as well as farm-workers with their basic needs. A major focus is on helping students from K-12 get free back to school supplies, Chromebooks, backpacks and other goods. Continue with Salvation Army assistance programs in Sacramento.

Clothes Closet - Elk Grove Community Assistance Network
8820 Elk Grove Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95624
(916) 685-8453
Free stuff offered ranges from clothes for general use to shoes, boots, and winter attire. Migrant workers, single moms, and students in school can all get help.

Sacramento Food Bank, Clothing Closet & Family Services
Location is 3333 Third Avenue
Sacramento, California 95817
(916) 456-1980
Referrals are processed local social welfare organizations, churches, non-profit organizations and hospitals.





Daughters of Zion Enterpryz
Location of clothing closet is 6489 47th Street
Sacramento, CA 95823
(916) 422-4962

Furniture for Families of Sacramento County - A free furniture bank
Many goods are offered to the elderly, low income families, immigrants, and others. There can be couches, beds for kids, tables, kitchen supplies, car seats and more. There may even be some medical equipment like wheelchairs, crutches, and more. Dial (916) 635-0664.

Delta Food Bank and Community Services
14440 Walnut Grove-Thorton Road
Walnut Grove, CA 95690
Call (916) 775-1479 for information on clothing distribution.
A free furniture bank is part of the community services programs. Tables, beds, linens, small appliances, and more items are passed out as well as general clothes.

Elk Grove Food Bank Services
9820 Dino Drive, Suite 140
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Call (916) 685-8453

Family Resource Center - South Lake Tahoe
3501 Spruce Avenue, Suite B
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Number - (530) 542-0740
A number of assistance programs, public aid, and social services are administered or can be referred too. Apply for government or public aid such as Cal-Fresh. Or get referrals to clothing closets and places to turn to for free good, personal hygiene items and more.

First Baptist Church of North Sacramento
2601 Del Paso Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 922-9365

Food and Clothes Closet - Orangevale 7th Day Adventist
5810 Pecan Avenue
Orangevale, CA 95662
Call the center at (916) 967-0405





Food Locker and Clothes Closet
1321 Anna Street
West Sacramento, CA 95605
(916) 371-1211

Glory Bound Street Ministry
4527 Parker Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95820
(916) 452-7078

Green Valley Community Church - Clothing
3500 Missouri Flat Road
Placerville, California 95667
Telephone number is (530) 622-3231

Knights Landing Family Resource Center
Knights Landing, CA 95645
(530) 735-1776
Lower income and struggling families can use the facilities at the non-profit for asset-based community development. Bilingual (Spanish) services are available as well, and can include referrals to parenting classes, case management, teen parenting support group, on-site mental health services for children, domestic violence, etc., and health insurance outreach. Other resources available include a clothes give-away closet, child resource information library, Woodland Youth Council and children's books.

Sacramento Southgate SDA Church - Saint Vincent
2299 Meadowview Road
Sacramento, CA 95832
(916) 428-3027
Offers clothing, baby food/supplies, and meals to the homeless and very low income. There are free blankets, hygiene items, school supplies for kids from single moms or immigrants, and more. Free baby diapers and wipes may be offered too. More on Saint Vincent in Sacramento.

Short Term Emergency Aid Committee (STEAC)
1900 E. 8th Street
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 758-8435





St. Vincent de Paul Folsom Conference
307 Montrose Drive
Folsom, California 95630
(916) 985-4630
Free clothing may be offered. Works with local churches and may have some financial aid if qualified. Emergency funds may be offered for rental expenses, utilities, and other basic living expenses. A low cost thrift store sells vintage goods, lights, coffee tables, and other furniture.


By Jon McNamara

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