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Southwestern Indiana free clothing closets, school supplies and furniture programs.

Residents across all of southwestern Indiana can receive free clothes, basic needs, back to school supplies, diapers, furniture and other support from a number of non-profit as well as charity clothing closets. The centers focus on meeting the needs of families facing a hardship and those that meet low income levels. Regardless of your age, religion, or circumstances, the locations, both free furniture banks and clothes closets, will do what they can to provide those that qualify with assistance in meeting their basic needs.

There are locations across Dubois, Greene, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick County Indiana. Whether it is free winter attire, school or work uniforms, coupons for shopping, beds for furniture for a home, other other stuff assistance is available. While some centers may be right in your town, other locations may not be as convenient but they may offer referrals to other local clothing banks.

The request for help tends to increase during the winter and holiday months. Some of what may be passed out includes free winter coats, household appliances such as a heating unit or AC to cool a house, school supplies, and even toys at Christmas. They will often partner with thrift stores in the Indiana region as well, so call for information and help. Or find additional sources of websites that give free stuff.

Bread of Life Ministry
The main address is 13200 Spurgeon Rd
Lynnville, IN 47619
Telephone number is (812) 922-5339
Applicants need to have proof of their hardship, such as income and expense levels. The agency provides the less fortunate and working poor with access to a free clothing bank. Gently used clothing, diapers, maternity items and similar goods are all available. In addition to those basic needs, foodstuff can be provided.

Evansville Christian Life Center – Clothing Bank
Location of the non-profit is 509 South Kentucky Ave
Evansville IN, 47714
(812) 423-9222
The location helps families in the entire region. There is an emergency food pantry as well as clothing, and each item is 25 cents.




Evansville Rescue Mission
Address is 1107 Washington Square
Evansville, IN 47715
Telephone number is (812) 476-2097
Counties served are Gibson, Perry, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick County. The thrift store offers clothing, furniture, appliances, toys and other goods at less-than-retail prices and some families may qualify for free goods. If found to be qualified, a voucher is given to the family or child to shop for clothing at the local Wear House. A thrift store and furniture bank are on site.

Community Action Program of Evansville and Gibson County
113 W. Broadway St.
Evansville IN, 47670
(812) 386-6576
If you have a referral, the program provides clothing to individuals who can not afford to purchase items on their own. Work related attire, such as suits, pants, briefcases, educational or school supplies may be offered.

Grace Baptist Church
1200 North Garvin Street
Evansville IN, 47711
Dial (812) 425-2286 for hours.

Salvation Army centers

There are many in all counties and towns. They offer free stuff, including annual back to school supplies as well as birthday or Christmas toys or winter coats for kids. There is food, emergency financial aid, case management, thrift store and more. Many also offer some basic household furniture, such as a couch, table, or kitchen goods. The non-profit organization offers seniors and the low income with new and secondhand furniture, appliances, free loathing, holiday toys and other material goods.

The Coat A Kid Program provides free winter attire, coats, hats, and more to children and students. Dial (812) 422-4673.

Aids Resource Group
Main address is 201 NW 4th Street, Suite B7
Evansville Indiana, 47708-1355
Telephone - (812) 421-0059
Offers free clothing to individuals with HIV/AIDS. Their families can also benefit from these services.





Warrick County School Corporation
Main location is 915 North 4th St.
Boonville IN, 47601
(812) 897-2230
School supplies, notebooks, uniforms and clothing is offered to students. Students may be given pens, pencils, notebooks, and more.

Christian Resource Center of Spencer County
499 Jefferson St
Rockport, IN 47635
Telephone number is (812) 649-4946
Has household goods and furniture. Other assistance may be offered for rent or utility bills or apply for gasoline money for job interviews or a doctor appointment. The onsite Baby Shop also provides new clothing for children up to age 5 as well as newborns. Also cribs, high chairs, diapers and bottles may be provided. Or apply for WIC or Head Start.

Saint Vincent DePaul Society
Location is 767 East Walnut
Evansville  IN, 47713
Telephone number - (812) 425-3148
A number of social services, including a thrift store and clothing closet, are offered. Resources are available in Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Posey, Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties. All resources provided are limited and vary. The charity clothing center may have, based on donations, housewares, free clothing, coats, and more is offered. Additional assistance programs offer secondhand and new furniture, appliances, toys, clothing and other material goods at affordable prices.

Community Action Center North Spencer
26 South Washington Street
Dale  IN, 47523
telephone - (812) 937-2796
The non-profit provides support, including clothing, temporary financial assistance for heating bills, rent, medications and medical bills.

Goodwill Industries
A number of thrift store and centers offer the general population with new and secondhand furniture, appliances, winter coats, clothing, toys, notebooks, and other material goods at less-than-retail prices. There may be lights, kitchen pots and pans, and other items.

  • 500 South Green River Road, Evansville  IN, 47715-7392, (812) 474-2220
  • 3215 W. Broadway Street, Princeton  Indiana, 47670, dial (812) 385-5555

Martin's Cloak Food Pantry / Free Clothing Bank
Location is 27246 Perry St
Siberia IN Indiana 47515
(812) 357-5405





Posey County Thrift Shop
Main address is 1105 Main St.
Mount Vernon  IN, 47620
Telephone number - (812) 838-3676
Provides new and secondhand furniture, clothing, appliances, free toys and other material goods. The non-profit will also support fire and flood victims. Professional attire may be offered for job interviews or the day of a new position. There is also a limited selection of new clothing.

United Way of Daviess County
Location is 300 East Main
Washington IN, 47501
Call (812) 254-1038 for intake.

Gibson County / Union Township Trustee
Location is 204 West Vine Street
Fort Branch IN, 47648
Telephone - (812) 753-4964

Montgomery Township Trustee
Location is 303 South Church Street
Owensville IN, 47665
Telephone number is (812) 729-7319

Newburgh United Methodist Church
Location is 4178 State Route 261
Newburgh IN, 47630
Telephone number is (812) 853-2946
Provides assistance and clothing to families and the poor in Newburgh, Boonville and Chandler.

Simpson United Methodist Church
2201 West Illinois St.
Evansville IN, 47712
Main number is (812) 423-7636
Assistance programs in southwest Indiana include a free food pantry, soup kitchen, and clothing closet.

Saint John Catholic Church
Main address is 625 Frame Rd
Newburgh Indiana, 47630-1604
Telephone number is (812) 490-4040
Serves people in Warrick, Gibson, Spencer, and Vanderburgh Counties.

Owensville Ministerial Alliance
303 Church St.
Owensville Indiana, 47665
Call the clothing bank at (812) 729-7319
Whether it is free school supplies, backpacks, or bookbags for students, or diapers or work attire for parents, the free clothing closet tries to help.







Potter's Wheel
Location is 333 Jefferson Ave
Evansville IN, 47713
Telephone - (812) 401-4440

Forest Hills Baptist Church
The program is run from Helfrich Middle School
Evansville IN, 47712
Telephone number is (812) 422-6243

Evansville Area Council of Parent Teacher Associations operates from the Washington Middle School
Evansville Indiana, 47714
Telephone - (812) 477-8983
Washington Middle School
May disburse jeans, shirts/blouses, hygiene products, new socks, underwear, shoes, jackets, and school supplies. Jeans, sneakers, and other goods for students.

By Jon McNamara


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