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Free clothes, furniture and back to school supplies San Diego County.

Find where to get free or clothes, school supplies, household or personal stuff as well as furniture for a home or apartment in San Diego County. Many charities, churches and non-profit agencies help. Low-income families, seniors, single moms and others can use furniture banks, bargain thrift stores or clothing closets in the region. Locate free clothes and furniture near you in San Diego County.

Many centers offer items such as free supplies or uniforms for school or work, professional work attire, shoes, backpacks, and general clothing items. There may also be free appliances as well as laptops for remote work or school. Some thrift stores in San Diego County may also sell items to the general public at reduced prices, and free furniture banks give out goods such as beds, tables, couches, kitchen supplies and much more.

The leading organizations to call in southern California from free stuff are below. Additional services distributed range from baby clothes, formula, and diapers to birthday assistance as well as some household or personal hygiene supplies. Most locations also have case workers or volunteers who can provide referrals, or information on local food pantries or other charities.

The free distribution centers help people, including immigrants, who are looking for some clothes. In addition, there are many free free furniture banks in the county for family room items, beds, toys, school books, free fridges or washers and dryers in San Diego and more. In addition, those locations offer discounts, and find where to get free coupons.

Places in in San Diego County that giveaway free stuff

Heavens Windows - New Seasons Church
2300 Bancroft Drive, Spring Valley, California, 91977. Telephone number is (619) 463-0725
Provides clothing and free baby supplies, emergency food, and can offer assistance including pre-screening and food stamp applications. Students in San Diego County, including immigrants, can also apply for free back to school supplies or summer clothes. Get sneakers, socks, pants, shorts, free school backpacks and other goods for kids.

Acts of Compassion Through Service Brigade at San Diego Church of Christ
The charity clothing closet is at 9205 Camino Del Verde, Santee, CA 92071. Call (619) 312-5850

Clothes, shoes, back to school supplies, jackets, and other items (in addition to food) may be given out. There are free work shoes, boots and other stuff, including for the homeless.




Ramona Food and Clothes Closet
Address is 773 Main Street, Ramona, California, 92065. Telephone number is (760) 789-4458
Offers clothing to families in need. They only provide services to the residents of Warner Springs, Julian, Ramona, and Ranchita. Also offers information and referrals. A thrift store also sells a variety of donated household items, electronics, tables, vintage goods and clothing.

  • The bargain thrift store can assist low-income individuals and families with housewares, food, clothing, furniture, medical equipment and referrals to other charities. Kitchen supplies, including pots and pancs, microwaves and nutritious non-perishable food items are offered to seniors in those communities mentioned above.

Imperial Beach United Methodist Church
455 Palm Avenue, Imperial Beach, California, 91932. Call (619) 424-5181
Aid is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Gleaning Field Foundation
Main address is 2222 Watson Way, Vista, CA, 92083
(760) 945-1003
Distributes clothing, school supplies, hygiene products, holiday food boxes back packs, sleeping bags, treat packs, and blankets. The homeless in San Diego County and migrant workers will get free clothes and personal stuff too. Other outreach services are offered.

Salvation Army Centers
There are multiple locations. Call  619-231-6000 for intake.
Offers outreach, information and referral, clothing, Christmas assistance, gifts, toys, and more, including case management. There is also a summer and fall free back to school giveaway program, in which supplies, pens, pencils, and other items are given out. Find other Salvation Army assistance programs in San Diego.

  • Centre City Salvation Army - 730 F Street, San Diego, CA, 92101. Dial (619) 699-2216.  When funding allows provides clothing vouchers and referrals to other social service agencies and public aid. Apply for food stamp/SNAP/CalFresh here too.





Christ Temple Apostolic Church International Ministries
309 Prescott Avenue, El Cajon, California, 92020. Telephone - (619) 937-0197
Clothing, personal hygiene items, and toiletries.

Victory Resource Center
Address is 1220 Third Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91911, Call (619) 777-1124
A major focus is on low income, new parents. They can get free baby stuff or small furniture items, including wipes, diapers, cribs and more. Baby and maternity clothes may be on site. They help single mothers and expectant pregnant women get the stuff they need.

Conference of St Vincent de Paul
There are multiple church - charities of this group. Can offer clothing, food, and referrals to government organizations as well as public aid. There is also a furniture bank for household items, which may be lights, dressers, sofas and more. Donations are needed by the SVDP Saint Vincent in San Diego County as well.

  • St Stephen's Church - 31020 Cole Grade Rd, Valley Center, CA, 92082. Call (760) 753-3056 for hours. Services include disbursement of clothing and household goods from local thrift stores.
  • Thrift Store, St Vincent De Paul, El Cajon/Fletcher Hills - 2325 Fletcher Parkway, El Cajon, CA, 92020. Call (888) 328-4375 or (619) 465-5840. This is also a free car donation center. Sells gently used but donated clothing, furniture, household goods, and appliances to the San Diego County public. Everything from beds to cribs, lights, appliances and other furniture items may be offered. Children, elementary and high school, can also get free back to school uniforms, supplies (bags, tablets, books, etc.) and more.
  • Holy Family 1957 Coolidge Street, San Diego, CA, 92111. Main phone number is (858) 354-7571 or (858) 277-0404

On Your Feet Inc.
1727 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92105. Call the clothing closet at (619) 269-8552
A major focus is on work and school items for students in San Diego from pre to high school. Free socks, slippers, sandals, shoes, heels for women and other goods.

Pregnancy Resource Center - Pathway Health Clinic
1830 Hacienda Drive #8, Vista, California, 92081. Telephone - (760) 945-4673
Offers material goods including baby clothes, free formula, diapers and baby furniture. Referrals for rental assistance, adoption, low income housing and free legal assistance and social services is available.

Birthline of San Diego County
3660 Clairemont Dr #4, San Diego, CA 92117. Phone: (858) 270-2491
Emergency supplies and vouchers for clothes, diapers, formula, and nonperishable food items. Get free car seats, changing tables, beds or mattresses for kids as well as dressers and other furniture for newborns.

St Rose of Lima Catholic Parish
39-299, Alvarado St, Chula Vista, CA 91910. Call (619) 427-7637





Alternatives Women's Center
Address of center is 257 East Second Avenue, Escondido, California, 92025. Call (760) 741-9796
Helps meet basic needs, offers maternity and baby clothes, diapers, and more. Some financial aid may be offered. This is also a medical clinic with free supplies, crutches, waters, beds and other goods. Look for a free hospital medical bed for home use.

Emergency Services – Clairemont
1675 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109. Telephone - (858) 274-2273
Clothing and hygiene items are available. San Diego families, and those in poverty as well as Spanish speakers, can get school items, personal hygiene supplies, belts, gift cards, and other assistance. Get free jackets, coats, general clothes, underwear, t-shirts and other stuff from the clothing center.

Good Neighbor Center, Chollas View
906 North 47th Street, San Diego, CA, 92102. Phone - (619) 264-0368
A clothing and furniture bank are offered. Low-income families, the unemployed and disabled people in San Diego will get free household stuff, even small appliances or bedroom furniture, as well as clothes or vouchers.

New Seasons Church, Heavens Windows
2300 Bancroft Drive, Spring Valley, California, 91977. Call (619) 463-0725 for support.
Kids can apply for help at their birthday. Or register for a donation service for school books, supplies, and free clothes, all of which are critical to education.Free clothes and furniture San Diego County

First Presbyterian Church of San Diego
320 Date Street, San Diego, CA, 92101. Dial (619) 232-7513
Has clothing for winter and holiday assistance as well.

North Coastal Services
Address is 4700 N River Rd, Oceanside, CA 92057. Dial (760) 721-2117
Offers clothing vouchers, school clothing and supplies, and professional work attire for interviews or a new job. May have free gasoline vouchers and financial aid for medications and other needs.

Birth Choice of San Marcos - Pregnancy Resource Center
Location is  365 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd Ste. 201, San Marcos, CA 92078. Main phone (760) 744-1313
Offers emergency supplies of baby food and formula, medical care and more.

Auntie Helen's Project - Thrift Store
4127 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104. Phone: (619) 501-0209
Sells low cost clothing and household items to the public, and accepts donations. There are beds for kids or adults, kitchen tables, lights, desks for work, and many other items. Sells items to general public and military members.

Brother Benno Foundation
3260 Production Avenue, Oceanside, CA, 92054. Call (760) 439-1244
They help the homeless and extremely low-income families or single adults.

God's Extended Hand
1625 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101. Phone: (619) 379-3687
Many resources are offered for the homeless too.







Assistance League of Greater San Diego - Operation School Bell
Address is 108 University Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92103. Dial (619) 298-7050 or  (619) 291-9464
For school items, contact the child’s district as the local San Diego Schools take applications. Provides 2 sets of new school clothes including uniforms, shoes, backpacks, etc. Find more help with school supplies. Low income parents can apply, and their may also be belts, hats, notebooks, and many other items.

  • A thrift shop is at Project Hand Emergency Assistance, Chula Vista - Main office is at 108 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103. Dial  (619) 291-9464. Hygiene/personal care items, and clothing vouchers are offered.

Dress for Success
3295 Meade Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92116. Call (619) 533-6014
Provides free clothing to low income women who have an interview, who are trying to re-enter the job market. Also offers other employment services. Even get information on free computers, including laptops, desktops, or tablets.

Crisis House, Inc.
1034 North Magnolia Avenue, El Cajon, California, 92020. Telephone number is (619) 444-1194
Diapers, baby layettes, infant formula and food is offered as well as government surplus commodities. When available, infant food, diapers, baby layettes, and formula are provided for emergencies. In an emergency, apply for clothes, hygiene supplies, free diapers for new parents, and other support.

Christian Community Service - Joyce Snyder
1675 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92109. Telephone number is (858) 272-0163
Clothing closet , hygiene items, and bus tokens/passes may be offered as well as referrals.

Fallbrook clothing bank and Food Pantry
Main address of pantry and clothing closet 140 N Brandon Rd, Fallbrook, CA 92028. Dial (760) 728-7608
May have some clothing, and also limited appliances to clients. Jeans, dresses, work attire, and even some basic school supplies, including for immigrant children as well.

Jewish Family Services
Non-profit address is 285 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024. Phone: (858) 637-3210
Seniors, low-income families in San Diego, the disabled and others can use the free clothing bank. Get hygiene supplies, clothes, sneakers, dresses or bets, and other items. Case workers help people find and apply for other resources too.

Daughters of Dorcas Ministries
7741 Pacific Ave, Lemon Grove CA 91945. Call (619) 479-5090
Free or low cost furniture, housing items and more. Much of it used but in good condition.




Nile Sisters Development Initiative
4265 Fairmount Ave # 130, San Diego, CA 92105. Phone: (619) 265-2959
Only immigrants, with a focus on women, teens and kids in San Diego County, will get assistance. Educational supplies or support, emergency supplies including clothes or gift cards and other items are given away.

Bayview Baptist Church
Main address: 6134 Pastor Timothy J Winters St, San Diego, CA 92114. Phone: (619) 262-8384 or (619) 354-1079
Free clothing accessories, clothes, shoes, flip flops, shorts and other items for low-income or working poor families.

Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church
Free clothing closet is at 3060 54th St, San Diego, CA 92105. Call (619) 582-5581
Anyone can use the distribution center. Free sets of adult or kid sized clothes, shoes and other accessories are on site.

The Closet on 54th - Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church of San Diego, Inc.
3060 54TH St, San Diego, CA 92105. Call (619) 229-9745
A free clothing closet open to all residents of San Diego County. Each person is allowed 10 items of clothing, 2 pairs of shoes and 2 accessories per month.

Baby Ruth's Safe Haven
123 Worthington St Suites 203-204, Spring Valley, CA 91977. Main phone: (619) 210-9922
Women as well as their kids, or single moms, can get help. There are free shoes, clothes, diapers, children’s toys, school backpacks, educational books and more. They also help the mom find, and retain, a job.

San Diego Military Outreach Ministries
They only help military families. Address: 4426 Harbinson Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942. Call (619) 843-8964
A number of assistance programs for military members, their families, spouses and kids. Get free clothes in San Diego, toddler supplies, birthday toys, and furniture. Free appliances are also for service members in the county. Or get food, stuff for a home or apartment and other support.

Armed Services YMCA
For service members. Location is 3293 Santo Road, San Diego, CA 92124. Call (858) 751-5755.
Free infant and newborn items, ranging from diapers to onesies and more.

Operation Homefront, California
A free furniture bank for veterans and military families. Address: 2525 Camino del Rio S #255, San Diego, CA 92108. Dial (858) 242-4995
Service members or veterans will get help. A wide range of free stuff is offered including coffee tables, dressers, mattresses, beds, fridges and freezers, computers and more. Or get kitchen table and chairs, a free couch, lawn furniture and other goods.

South Bay Community Church
2400 Euclid Avenue, National City, CA, 91950. Telephone number is (619) 267-5500

St Peter's Episcopal Church
334 14th Street, Del Mar, California, 92014. Dial (858) 755-1616

Interfaith Community Services and Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP)
4700 N River Rd, Oceanside, CA 92057. Call (760) 721-2117
Provides job placement, work clothes , tools, interview attire, resume critique and more as needed. Veterans can also look into the free furniture bank to get items for their house or apartment.

Mid-City Christian Fellowship
4100 Fairmont Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92105. Dial (619) 944-1911

Western Workers Association - Mutual Benefit Association
3014 Imperial Avenue. San Diego, CA, 92102. Call the non-profit at (619) 238-9763
Offers services such as clothing, referrals to legal counseling, non-emergency medical and dental care, childcare, and job training/employment information.

Social Services Program
650 Second Street, Encinitas, California, 92024. Dial (760) 753-8300
Employment preparation classes, motel vouchers, and more is offered.





So Others May Eat Incorporated
9222 Chesapeake Dr, San Diego, CA 92123. Phone: (858) 900-1275

Uptown Faith Community Service Center
4101 30th Street, Suite B, San Diego, California, 92104. Call (619) 281-8411
Programs for the elderly and seniors include hygiene supplies, clothing, and more. There is other stuff that older people may need, including mobility equipment.

Paradise Valley Seventh Day Adventist Church
2715 Burden Dr, National City, CA 91950. Call (619) 267-8990

Family Health Centers of San Diego
The medical center / clinic helps the poor, uninsured and other not only get health care, but also free supplies. This may be a toothbrush, crutches, free wheelchairs, stair lifts, compression socks and similar items. They can be loaned out or given away in some cases. The main number is (619) 515-2300.

  • 140 Elm Street, San Diego, CA, 92102. Dial (619) 515-2520
  • 7592 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA, 91945, (619) 515-2550
  • 1809 National Avenue, San Diego, California, 92113, (619) 515-2398
  • 3544 30th Street, San Diego, CA, 92104, telephone number is (619) 515-2424
  • 2391 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92102, dial (619) 515-2435
  • 8788 Jamacha Road, Spring Valley, California, 91977, phone (619) 515-2555
  • 3705 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109, (619) 515-2444
  • 1111 West Chase Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020, (619) 515-2499
  • 5454 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115, (619) 515-2400
  • 220 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114, (619) 515-2560
  • 1250 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101, (619) 515-2430
  • 3544 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104, (619) 515-2424


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