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Free clothing closets, furniture banks and school supplies Santa Barbara County.

Low income families in Santa Barbara County will get free stuff from is free clothing closets, furniture banks, or vouchers from bargain thrift stores. The centers provide items, including free clothes or back to school supplies, birthday toys, furniture, appliances and more to low income families, immigrants, and struggling households. Find free clothes and furniture near you in Santa Barbara County.

While some of the locations are limited, coverage is generally provided to qualified families, the homeless as well as people with no money that live in Santa Barbara. Whether it is clothes for work or school, beds or mattresses for kids, or some other free item, help is offered. There will also be free fridges, washers or dryers, computers and other goods like a couch from a free furniture bank. Or if a location can’t meet your needs, referrals may be provided even to a free government phone in CA.

Resources vary widely by location and time of the year. Some of what may be provided year round includes clothes such as coats or shoes, professional work items, uniforms or dresses, free school supplies for students, gift cards, and more. They also have some free gently used furniture or household products. Many low income families also struggle to provide during the back to school season, so free school supply assistance, including Chromebooks and backpacks, may be offered for children in Santa Barbara County California.

Where to get free stuff in Santa Barbara County

Catholic Charities Of Santa Barbara County
Main address - 612 Fitch Ave, Moorpark, CA 93021. Call 805-529-0720
The non-profit charity organization, and its partner churches, provide many resources to the low income, migrant workers, single moms and those families facing a hardship. Receive clothing assistance and apply for holiday programs when funds permit. There may be work uniforms, boots, bookbags, laptops cases, and other goods. Some financial support or food may also be available. More on Catholic Charities assistance programs in Santa Barbara.

Conejo Valley Senior Concerns, Inc.
 80 E Hillcrest Dr # 120, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. Telephone number - 805-373-0504
Provides low cost goods, advice and information on jobs to residents Santa Barbara and surrounding communities. There may be free medical equipment like crutches, disability friendly beds, or wheelchairs. Additional assistance is focused on senior citizens and the elderly. All donations of furniture, household appliances, and other items are appreciated. There are even places to get a hospital bed for free.




Lutheran Social Services / LSS Community Care Centers
Location is 80 E Hillcrest Dr, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. Call (805) 497-6207
Most of the assistance is offered for homeless individuals and families. This includes vouchers to pay for clothing, case management, laundry, and mail center. Blankets, sleeping bags, socks for the homeless and other goods in Santa Barbara County too. They give kids from low income families backpacks, school supplies, free shoes, and similar goods. Referrals can be provided by the non-profit for emergency shelter and hot meals.

Casa Pacifica Santa Barbara Centers For Children And Families
Address is 115 S La Cumbre, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Main phone - 805-445-7800
The organization can pass out new and gently used books, clothing, and toys around a kids birthday. Sometimes gift cards may be offered in the Santa Barbara region.

Interface Children & Family Services
4001 Mission Oaks Blvd I, Camarillo, CA 93012. Call 805-485-6114
While based in Camarillo, provides coverage to nearby Santa Barbara residents too. Contact the non-profit  for information or intake. Most of the help is for low income families as well as single moms on Cal-Works.

CommUnify - Community Action Agency of Santa Barbara
Mostly information and referrals are provided. Case managers can help individuals apply for some assistance programs too. The non-profit provides opportunity to meet with a wide range of social service programs, including free clothing distribution centers. They also have information on free furniture banks, places that give clothes for interviews, and school supply giveaway events for students from K-12, including from farm worker or migrant households in Santa Barbara.

  • 5638 Hollister Ave., Goleta, California 93117. Call 805.964.8857
  • 20 W. Chestnut Ave., Lompoc, CA 93436. Phone: 805-740-4555.
  • Chapel Office, 201 West Chapel St. Santa Maria, California 93458. Call 805.922.2243





People Helping People is located in Solvang but covers the county. They give advice, food, free household goods (like clothes or basic furniture like couches), and referrals. Some financial aid is offered as well. Whether clothes for work, free kitchen or cooking items such as afree microwave, or something else, assistance is offered. More on People Helping People assistance programs.

Unity Shoppe
219 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Call 1 805-965-4122.

They operate a number of programs, including a free furniture bank for the low-income. There is a grocery store (food pantry) and clothing closet which may have socks, undergarments, pants and even school supply items such as bags, pens, or pencils. A free furniture bank is on site too with beds, tables, kitchen supplies and more. Or use the Santa Toy Shoppe or Job Smart program.

Calvary Baptist of Santa Barbara
736 W Islay St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Call (805) 569-0508 or Email
A free clothes closet is on site. Gently used shirts, sneakers, work boots or uniforms and other stuff is passed out.

Santa Barbara Community Development
630 Garden St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Phone: (805) 564-5502
The government agency mostly focuses on job needs. Free professional work clothes or men or women. Or get a gas voucher, laptop or desktop computer for online learning or remote work, and outdoor work items.

Assistance League of Santa Barbara
1259 Veronica Springs Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Call (805) 687-9717
They run programs including a thrift store and free back to school supply giveaway. There are also homeless drop-in services (case management, food, and referrals for additional services), Clothing assistance, and a regional Thrift Store which sells free household items, toys, furniture and limited small appliances. Also, special holiday and birthday gifts programs are offered as funds and donations permit.Free clothes & furniture Santa Barbara County

Nueva Vida
Address: 5272 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93111. Main phone: (805) 683-2225
A major focus is on Spanish speakers, immigrants and migrants. Free clothes, food boxes, boots, outdoor supplies and other items.

Operation Homefront of Santa Barbara and Southern California
Call the agency at 866-424-5210. Locations and offices are located across the region.
This organization provides short term, emergency financial aid and other assistance to the wounded warriors and also families of service members. This can include Critical baby items: formula, food and diapers, Furniture and household items, Emergency home repairs, and other crisis assistance.

Salvation Army- Service Extension Office
The main office is at 423 Chapala St., Santa Barbara, California, Telephone number is (805) 962-6281 but there are other locations.
The center can distribute help to seniors, children, and those that are struggling. Clothing, coats, and free birthday gifts or toys may be passed out. A thrift store can sell gently used items to the community. Seasonal resources include free school supplies, bookbags or work suits as well. A low cost furniture bank is on site. They also support migrant farm workers and Spanish speakers in Santa Barbara County.





Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Address: 380 N Fairview Ave, Goleta, CA 93117. Dial (805) 967-1416
Free clothes are passed out in all sizes, including kids, adults or teens.

Saint Vincent de Paul Society
609 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Phone - (805) 687-7547
May have clothes and household items and money for basic needs such as a couch, washer or dryer. While resources are limited, the center will do its best to support the working poor, people facing poverty, and low income families. The site may have clothes, coats, school uniforms and free diapers, among other items.


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