Southeastern and Coastal Bend Texas free clothes, furniture and school supply assistance.

There are a number of clothing closets that pass out free school supplies, clothes for work, and household items such as furniture and more. Dozens of charities operate in the so called Coastal Bend area of eastern Texas. Numerous non-profits, churches, and charities provide qualified low income families stuff based on donations. There may be free clothes, household goods, diapers, furniture and other seasonal type resources. This can also include free Christmas assistance, gifts, or school supplies.

While some families facing an emergency can be supported, the fact is the clothing distribution centers mostly rely on donations and volunteers. So if there are not any goods available then you more than likely will not be able to receive any assistance. When possible a clothing closet may offer free clothes, coats, shoes or bookbags for students, and more. Some sites may even have diapers or formula for newborns. The programs vary widely.

The centers are in the following counties, including Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Galveston, Jim Wells, Kennedy, Kleberg, Liberty, Live Oak, McMullen, Montgomery, Nueces, Refugio, and San Patricio. If one is not near you, then a referral may be offered to a location that is more convenient to you. Also, the Salvation Army in Texas (listed below as well) also offers help.

Tri County Christian Service Center of San Patricio County
Address - 323 North 7th Street
Aransas Pass, Texas 78336
Call (361) 758-1988 for intake.
A major distribution in the county. Free furniture such as beds or tables, clothes (jeans, shorts, shoes, belts, etc.) and books or school supplies for kids as well.





The Salvation Army - Bay City Service Unit
Location is 1911 7th Street
Bay City, Texas 77414
(979) 244-1777
Can help with basic needs. Qualified low income clients can receive clothing, food, transportation and disaster relief. Free vouchers for special needs may be offered. They also offer many seasonal assistance programs. The major ones include a school supply giveaway as well as toys for Christmas.

Beeville Vineyard
210 North Monroe
Beeville, TX 78102
Main phone - (361) 358-7500

United Way Waller County Service Center, Career and Recovery Resources
531 FM 359 South
Brookshire, Texas 77423
(281) 375-5110
They offer employment and job training type programs. As part of this, clients may receive work-related clothing and tools, suits, tokens to pay for a bus ride, and similar support. There are even United Way free school supply programs.





Repair the Breach Ministries
1713 Lilley Avenue
Cleveland, TX 77327
(281) 593-3767
The non-profit assists low-income families, senior citizens, teen mothers, and infants in Liberty County.

Creative Outreach Ministries
Main address: 723 W. Davis
Conroe, Texas 77301
Main phone number is (936) 441-5433
Free clothing, food, and maybe financial aid for basic needs and expenses.

Montgomery County Emergency Assistance, Inc.
Main address is 1022 McCall Avenue
Conroe, Texas 77301
Dial (936) 539-9211
Offers emergency clothing. There is also financial aid, information on government benefits, cash aid (for buying school items, furniture, etc) and more offered.

Montgomery County Youth Services, Inc.
MCYS - Conroe Office
105 West Lewis Street
Conroe, Texas 77301
Phone (936) 890-1132
Assist homeless youth in eastern Texas. Helps meet basic safety needs such as clothing, securing shelter, free food, hygiene items, medical, and dental care.

Pregnancy Assistance Center North
Address: 115 North San Jacinto Street
Conroe, TX 77301
(936) 760-4194
They run a thrift store which sells gently used toys, shoes, household items, clothing, jewelry, electronics, furniture, holiday toys and more. Other supplies for new moms or pregnant women may be free diapers, cribs for a home, maternity clothes and more.




Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi and Nueces County
1322 Comanche
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
Call (361) 884-0651 for hours.
A free clothing and furniture bank is on site. Tables, small kitchen appliances, clothes for work (including professional or school uniforms) and much more may be passed out. They also offer financial aid, shelter, food, and more.

Corpus Christi Metro Ministries
1919 Leopard Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78408
(361) 887-0151
The center provides shoes, clothing, winter jackets and blankets, and hygiene kits. Supports community wide information and referral is disbursed too.

Good Samaritan Rescue Mission
210 South Alameda
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
(361) 883-6195
The run the Good Sam's Second Hand Thrift Store. Couches, beds, tables, lamps, electronics, computers and more may be offered.

The Salvation Army - Freer Service Unit, Duval County
PO Box 737
Freer, TX 78357
Offers clothing, lodging and transportation assistance for the poor, unemployed, transients, homeless individuals and families.

The Salvation Army - Galveston
Main address is 601 51st St
Galveston, Texas 77551
Telephone for intake is (409) 763-1691

Live Oak Outreach
3454 Highway 281
George West, TX 78022
Main number - (361) 449-1860 Main
Offers clothing and household items to the community. This can include the working poor, unemployed and other low income individuals and families.

Hitchcock Family Welfare
6915 2nd Street
Hitchcock, TX 77563
(409) 572-2473
Provides assistance to Galveston County and Hitchcock residents.  The non-profit can offer free or gently used clothing, shoes, winter attire, and more.





Kingsville Service Unit of the Salvation Army
Address: 1120 South 8th Street
Kingsville, Texas 78363
(361) 595-4491
This unit offers help to Kleberg County. Christmas and seasonal assistance, toys, gifts, and gently used clothing may be offered from a clothing closet or thrift store.

La Marque Aid & Guidance
Main addresses is 320 Laurel
La Marque, TX 77568
(409) 938-7852
Clothing distribution, an on site thrift shop, and the general public can get referrals to other appropriate non-profit agencies when needed.

Society of Samaritans, Distribution Center
Clothing closet address is 603 Little Twig
Magnolia, Texas 77353
Call the clothing bank at (281) 259-4088

Society of Samaritans
31355 Friendship Drive Lane, Suite 500
Magnolia, TX 77355
(281) 259-8452
Provides clothing and other material assistance in Montgomery County Texas.

Mission Northeast, Inc.
22098 Loop 494
New Caney, TX 77357
(281) 354-1200
Household items, clothing, blankets, coats, and more are offered. Some financial assistance for utilities is for seniors and the disabled.

New Caney New Horizons, Inc.
Location is 18642 US Hwy 59
New Caney, Texas 77357
Main number is (281) 689-8500
They run the New Horizons Resale Shop, which sells, at an affordable price, clothing, pre-owned furniture, and other household goods to the public.

Rockport-Fulton Good Samaritans
507 South Ann Street
Rockport, TX 78382
(361) 790-9828

The Salvation Army - Sinton Service Unit
119 W. Borden
Sinton, Texas 78387
San Patricio County residents can get clothing, school items, work uniforms and related goods. There may be free birthday toys, meals for the homeless, and bookbags or other school supplies for kids ranging in age from kindergarten to high school.

West Brazos Cares
1008-A East Ashley Wilson Road
Sweeny, Texas 77480
Main number is (979) 548-9000

The Salvation Army of Mainland Galveston County
4210 Texas Avenue
Texas City, Texas 77591
(409) 935-1190
Provides the working poor and seniors with help. Children and students from the region also may qualify. Social services offered include clothing, disaster relief, rental help, and pastoral counseling. A leading church with toys, basic furniture, kitchen utensils, and more for low income families.





Woodlands Office Emergency Assistance, Inc.
1600 Lake Front Circle, Suite 201
The Woodlands, TX 77380
(281) 292-4155

Waller Assistance and Restoration Ministry
31315 FM 2920, Suite 11
Waller, Texas 77484
Main number is (936) 372-3025
Qualified individuals and families may receive free supplemental personal care item assistance and clothing through W.A.R.M. A Thrift Shop is also open to the public.

By Jon McNamara

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