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Free clothing closets, furniture banks and school supplies Summit County.

Find free clothing closets as well as furniture banks in Summit County OH for help. The availability of what is passed out in Akron Ohio and the area will depend on donations. Low income families and people with no money can clothes, shoes to free back to school supplies, professional work attire, furniture including beds or refurbished computers and other stuff. Find free clothes and furniture near you in Summit County.

Generally, very low income families can receive free items or maybe a voucher to shop with. Other residents of Summit County with a more moderate income can try a thrift store. Between these two options people can get kitchenware, donated gently used and new clothing, backpacks for students, household goods including linens, beds, or small appliances. There are also free mattresses, electronics, washers or dryers and other items as well as personal/grooming items for individuals and families in need. Even samples are offered, and look here for samples of free items.

Almost all of the distribution centers are open limited hours. It is always recommended to either call in advance, or be prepared for a clothing center to not be open if someone just drops in at one. While the staff do try to keep them open as  many hours as possible, this is not always possible due to limited resources.

Where to get free stuff in Summit County Ohio

Brechmacher House Ministries
1012 Brown Street
Akron, OH 44301
Appointments are needed. Call (330) 317-9478

What is passed out depends on donations. But examples may be free clothes are qualified working poor families. Shoes, winter coats, hats, boots, and more may be passed out.

Akron Bible Church - Agape Storehouse
783 Brown St
Akron, OH 44311
(330) 376-5673
Clients from Summit County are all ages, including adults and children. Free clothes, shoes, school supplies or uniforms, and more are offered.




Church On The Boulevard In Kenmore
Location is 754 Kenmore Boulevard
Akron, OH 44314
(330) 745-8634
The center is only open the first and third Monday of each month.

Faith Ministries Outreach Center
932 Kenmore Boulevard
Akron, OH 44314
(330) 351-9133

Inner-City Hope Crisis
220 South Balch Street
Akron, Ohio 44302
Appointments are needed. Call (330) 459-3977
They provide free emergency clothes in Summit County. it can also be for adults going to work or some uniforms, supplies, and clothes for students too. Or get backpacks, sneakers, belts, underwear, and even book bags for students from K-12 in Akron.

Mount Calvary Baptist Church
Location is 472 Bell Street
Akron, Ohio 44307
(330) 253-3711
They collect donations, money, and clothes from the community. Based on that, free stuff may be offered. Shoes, jackets, summer wear and other goods.

First Faith Development
Address is 790 Easter Avenue
Akron, OH 44307
For appointments, call (330) 252-0671





Good Neighbors - North Springfield Presbyterian Church
Address - 2630 Albrecht Road
Akron, OH 44312
Phone - (330) 376-6660
There are multiple neighborhood centers in Summit County. Clothing, Coats for Kids, and more is offered. There are also free school supplies, backpacks and items for students in Summit County. The locations are all noted below.

  • 50 North Prospect Street, Trinity Lutheran Church, Akron, OH 44304, phone (330) 376-6660
  • Centenary United Methodist Church, 1310 Superior Avenue, Akron, OH 44307, dial (330) 376-6660
  • 2161 Greensburg Road, Greensburg United Methodist Church, Green, OH 44232, dial (330) 376-4850
  • First Grace United Church Of Christ - 74 Community Road, Tallmadge, OH 44278, dial (330) 376-4850

Haven Of Rest Ministries
175 East Market Street
Akron, OH 44308
Dial (330) 535-1563
The charity has a clothing distribution center on site.Free stuff in Summit County OH

Heart 4 The City
954 Eastland Avenue
Akron, OH 44305
(330) 784-1350
The non-profit has personal hygiene items, clothes for work or school, and more. There is also a thrift store on site in Summit County.

Lockwood United Methodist Church
3680 Manchester Road
Akron, Ohio 44319
(330) 644-2227

Society Of Saint Vincent De Paul - Ozanam Center
Address - 93 Kent Street
Akron, Ohio 44305
(330) 252-0035
Everything from shelter to food and clothing is offered. Volunteers can also refer families to financial aid programs. Some people can have items delivered to them from the thrift store, or the thrift store may have (in a crisis) vouchers for free furniture or small appliances.

Goodyear Heights Baptist Church
A free clothing closet is at 1767 Goodyear Boulevard
Akron, OH 44305
Call (330) 784-5497
A major focus is on passing out free winter clothes, such as gloves, hats, coats, boots and more. Some year round items may be offered too.




CORE Furniture Bank
2900 State Road
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223
Phone - 330-379-3188

They help all of Summit County. Donated goods, such as furniture, appliances, household supplies and more are collected and then passed out to qualified, low income families. The free furniture bank may have sofas, beds, mattresses, kitchen tables, slightly older computers (for students or job seekers), desks and dozens of other items.

Mount Olive Baptist Church
Main address is 1180 Slosson Street
Akron, OH 44320
Phone: (330) 869-0816
A unity clothing closet is available.

Marian's Closet - Free furniture and clothes
Address is 154 East Street
Wadsworth, Ohio 44281
Telephone (330) 336-3642
Many free items may be offered. They include clothes, linens, diapers, furniture, small appliances and more. There are also winter items such as boots, hats, warm blankets and other items.

New Start Ministries
Address: 254 McGowan Street
Akron, OH 44306-1038
(330) 253-1890
Volunteers will try to provide support to low income families. Clients may be senior citizens or children in Summit County too. Bedding, clothes, and referrals may also be offered.

Catholic Charities of Akron Ohio
The programs include a low cost thrift store and clothing closet. Most Summit County families will need to pay some money for items, buy free clothes, winter coats, boots, and other items may be given out in an emergency. More on Summit County Catholic Charities.

Pavilion Of Praise Church Of God In Christ
Main address - 976 West Waterloo Road
Akron, OH 44314
Telephone number - (330) 753-1458
Winter coats for children, hats, and boots are provided. Local businesses donate to the charity and fund raisers are also held.





Salvation Army programs in Summit County
There are multiple social services, including a free clothing closet, back to school supply drive, and furniture programs for low income families. There may be clothes, sneakers or backpacks for students K to 12, furniture for a new home or apartment, food and even financial help. Many social services are offered, and find free stuff from Summit County Salvation Army.

Unitarian Universalist Church Of Akron
3300 Morewood Road
Akron, OH 44333
(330) 836-2206
The charity has cleaning products, paper goods, personal hygiene items, and clothes. There is food from a community garden as well, or small dollar amounts can help with certain bills.

Prince Of Peace Baptist Church
844 Garth Avenue
Akron, OH 44320
(330) 762-4997

Common Threads Closet
A free clothing closet is at 211 3rd St NW, Barberton, OH 44203. Phone: (330) 634-6749
It is open Thursday 4-7pm and Saturdays 10am-1pm. Get free household stuff, clothes for kids or adults, cleaning supplies or toiletries and more.

Redeemer United Methodist Church
Location is 265 East Cuyahoga Falls Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44310
(330) 923-1191
The location has gently used clothes for the needy. Those looking for a job may drop in, and other clients are facing a short term emergency.

Relentless Church
1878 Killian Road
Akron, Ohio 44312
Dial (330) 256-4129 for hours.

Wintergreen Ledges Church Of God
Location is 1889 Vernon Odom Boulevard
Akron, Ohio 44320
(234) 738-0054
A free clothing bank for Summit County. Shoes, sneakers, year round clothing, household accessories and more. There may be small household stuff too, including furniture.

Saint John CME Church
1233 South Hawkins Avenue
Akron, OH 44320
For details, call (330) 864-3060
Only West Akron residents can use this clothing closet. There may also be work clothing, such as suits, pants, and support for the unemployed.







Sanctified Church Of God
Main address - 807 Coburn Street
Akron, OH 44311
(330) 376-3604

Christ Way Ministries
1213 Coventry Street
Akron, OH 44306
For information, call (330) 867-5929

Sarah's House
414 Pine Street
Akron, Ohio 44307
(330) 535-7272
The program is known as Betty's Closet. It provides free basic needs, household goods, or clothes.

Trinity United Church Of Christ
915 North Main Street
Akron, Ohio 44310
Main phone - (330) 376-7186
Assistance programs by the church, for Summit County, include free winter attire, uniforms for students or workers, small household furniture items, kitchen supplies, and more. They also have food.

Adventist Community Services
223 Second Street Northwest
Barberton, Ohio 44203
Number is (330) 848-3225

Copley Outreach Center
1502 South Cleveland-Massillon Road
Copley, OH 44321
(330) 665-3335
School supplies, such as notebooks or uniforms, are available. There is also clothes, diapers for low income parents, and other assistance in Summit County.

Dane Foundation
20 Pierce Avenue
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Telephone - (330) 703-1183
Appointments are needed by the charity. There may be cleaning and household items, sheets, towels, hygiene items, free school supplies, or general clothing, with a focus on the disabled.

King's Way Alliance Church
2500 Kingsport Way
Akron, OH 44314
(330) 848-1403

Emergency Assistance Center
9199 Olde Eight Road, Suite C
Northfield, OH 44067
(330) 467-7945
Various assistance programs are run. Whether it is information on public benefits, including vouchers for job expenses such as gasoline, or clothing, the agency may be able to help. There are also referrals to free clothing or furniture banks.




North American Indian Cultural Center
Address: 111 West Avenue
Tallmadge, Ohio 44278
Dial (330) 724-1280

Trinity Lutheran Church – God's Closet
3281 South Cleveland-Massillon Road
Norton, Ohio 44203
(330) 825-3217
Basic clothing and household needs can be met by the organization.


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