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Free clothing closets, furniture and school supplies in Toledo Ohio region.

If you need free clothes, back to school supplies, or other basic needs like furniture in the Toledo or Lucas County areas, several non-profits and churches may be able to help. Additional charities that operate free clothing or furniture banks support low income families in Sandusky as well as the counties of Erie, Hancock, Ottawa, and Wood Ohio.

Hundreds of children, families, and others receive free clothes, appliances, school supplies or furniture from the centers. The items can be new or gently used. The goods distributed can include winter coats, free school supplies or uniforms, backpacks, furniture for a new home, appliances and Christmas items from these regional centers.

While most of the locations will try to provide some free goods to anyone that requests assistance, other locations such as thrift stores will sell gently used items to anyone in the community. The availability will vary based on donations and season, among other factors. So during the fall you may find more free back to school supplies or winter attire and during the holiday season will be toys for children.

Many Toledo Ohio area low income and unemployed families also qualify for free Christmas assistance from programs such as Angel Tree. Or they give kids free birthday gifts. Call a non-profit or church to learn more on their services.

Angel's Arms
7112 Angola Road
Holland, Ohio 43528
This center supports Lucas County. It may be able to help low income families and people in need. It offers clothing assistance, winter attire and similar goods. Another location is at 1501 N Ontario That Neighborhood Church, Toledo, OH 43604.

Church Women United Thrift Shop
Main address is 631 S Crissey Road
Holland, OH 43528
Call (419) 865-2300 for service.
If you have a referral from a social worker, the center may pass out free clothing, food, or household items. It provides emergency aid to the poor. Low cost furniture can be bought too, including beds, tables, lamps, and more. Some families may be give free household or furniture items.




Cherry Street Mission Ministries, LifeBridge Center
Main address - 3342 Monroe Street
Toledo, Ohio 43606
(419) 246-9552 Service/Intake
The continuation of Clothing Your Community program which is administered at the LifeBridge Shop includes clothing, hats, shoes, furniture, small household items and kitchen appliances.

Faith Lutheran of Lucas County
Address: 2440 South Avenue
Toledo, OH 43609
(419) 385-7459

Glenwood Lutheran Church and The Giving Store
Location is 2545 Monroe Street
Toledo, Ohio 43620
Telephone number is (419) 255-0886
they offer everything from free food to clothes, uniforms for students or job seekers, and other school supplies. Students and low income families can get help.

Helping Hands of St. Louis Church
443 Sixth Street
Toledo, OH 43605
Call (419) 691-0613
Winter coats, holiday supplies, toys for low income children in Lucas and Ottawa County may be available. They also operate a free furniture bank with small items such as beds, desks, refurbished computers, lamps, and similar items.





Monroe Street Neighborhood Center
3613 Monroe Street
Toledo, OH 43606
Main phone number is (419) 473-1167
The location serves as a short term crisis assistance center for clothing, basic needs, vouchers, emergency furniture and other goods.

Salvation Army NWO
Main address is 620 N Erie Street
Toledo, OH 43604
Phone number - (419) 241-3549 ext. 123
Numerous services and resources are offered. They include a thrift store, pantry, and maybe financial aid. Programs such as the Angel Tree may also pass out free clothes, gifts or baby supplies during the Christmas season. The Salvation Army also passes out free school supplies, including uniforms, book bags, backpacks, books, and more
Continue with Salvation Army assistance programs in Toledo.

St. Francis De Sales Chapel
Address: 501 Cherry Street
Toledo, Ohio 43604
Call (419) 243-4242

Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission
117 W Woodruff
Toledo, OH 43620
(419) 244-8561
They run the Mission Mall Free Clothing for the homeless and working poor. It may have free clothing such as coats, shoes, and even items such as blankets (when available).

Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission Outreach Center
Main location is 670 Phillips Avenue
Toledo, OH 43612
Primary phone number is (419) 478-1005
Assistance programs for the working poor, single moms and others include a free furniture and food bank, clothing closet, soup kitchen and more. Shoes, belts, work or school uniforms, kids beds, and more may be offered, depending on donation levels.

Vision Ministries Assembly of God
Main location is 1630 Broadway
Toledo, Ohio 43609
Call (419) 242-0140 for service
The non-profit will give away items to people in Erie, Hancock, and Lucas County that have been donated. Usually this includes goods such as clothing, personal hygiene supplies and even free food. Supplies and items given away will vary from week to week.





Location - 905 Farnsworth Road
Waterville, OH 43566
Telephone number is (419) 878-3098
A local community action agency. Government grants, free food or furniture bank, job attire, and other aid is offered.

Care and Share of Erie County
Location is 241 Jackson Street
Sandusky, OH 44870
Call (419) 624-1411
Some of what may be offered at the center includes clothing and shoes, gently used small appliances, household goods, food, bedding, linens, cooking, dining wares, and housewares.

Toledo Conference of Saint Vincent de Paul is a wide ranging network of dozens of parishes. They support multiple counties in the region, including Lucas. Based on donations, they operate a free furniture bank, low cost thrift store, and clothing closet. Get items such as couches or kitchen appliances, work or school uniforms, hygiene supplies, and other clothes. There may be cribs or maternity clothing, laptop computers and so much more. Continue to find Society of Saint Vincent de Paul near you.

Erie County Senior Center
Main address is 620 E Water Street
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
Main phone number is (800) 701-3221
The thrift store sells items at a minimal charge. The center also runs meals on wheels delivery service to seniors and the home bound over the age of 60.

Grace Church Thrift Shop
301 East Market
Sandusky, OH 44870
Telephone number - (419) 626-5453

Chopin Hall of Hancock County
1800 N Blanchard Street Suite 125
Findlay, OH 45840
Dial (419) 422-6401 for intake.

Clothe-A-Child of Ohio
Findlay, Ohio 45839-1202
Baby supplies, formula, attire for pregnant moms and similar goods are all offered.

Community Thrift
139 E Main Street
McComb, OH 45858
Dial the center at (419) 788-6460
Also supports the needy in Hancock County. Apply or stop by for referrals to clothing, food, rent programs, utilities, shoes for school, and related goods. Coffee tables, TVs, couches, and gently used furniture may be on site too.

Elmwood Local Schools of Wood County
Location - 7650 Jerry City Road
Bloomdale, OH 44817
Main phone number is (419) 655-2583

Toledo Friendly Center
A regional social service agency. Whether it is free school supplies for a student in elementary or high school, winter hats or gloves, or referrals to government benefits in Lucas County, resources are offered. There is help for single moms or dads to the working poor. More on Friendly Center assistance programs in Toledo Ohio.







Deacons' Shop First Presbyterian Church
Main address is 126 S Church Street
Bowling Green, OH 43402
Call the center at (419) 352-5176
The non-profit will offer clothing to anyone in need, no applications needed or questions asked.

Salvation Army - North Baltimore/ Southern Wood County
123 E Broadway
North Baltimore, OH 45872
(419) 257-9064
The regional non-profit can offer basic needs assistance for clothing, prescriptions, heating bills, food, rent, utilities and shelter. Back to school supplies and Christmas toys and clothing for children and senior citizens is available too. A summer and fall back to school giveaway is for elementary, middle and high school age students.


By Jon McNamara














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