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Tulare County free clothing closets and thrift stores.

Thousands of families receive some form of assistance from non-profit clothing closets in Tulare County California. The locations will try to provide free items to the less fortunate, low income, and working poor. Coats, free school supplies, general clothing items, and more may be passed out to income qualified residents. If someone does not qualify for support from a clothing bank, then thrift stores will sell gently used items to the general public at low prices.

Below is additional information on the primary centers in the region. They are open limited hours, will also have restrictions in place and qualifications that need to be met. While some centers serve residents on a walk in basis, many other of the clothing centers will require appointments to be made. Special seasonal programs are also available as well, such as free Christmas and back to school assistance. Or clients can be referred to free furniture banks.

Lemoore Christian Aid
Location is 224 North Lemoore Avenue
Lemoore, CA, 93245
Main phone number is 559-924-2229
The charity organization offers items such as free clothes, small appliances, and personal grooming supplies to those in need. Items are based on availability and the non-profit relies on donations too.

Kings Community Action Organization
Address is 75 5th Street
Kettleman City, California, 93239
This Tulare County organization provides clothing, coats, Christmas assistance and more. Distribution is available to those in need as donations are available.

Lindsay - Strathmore Coordinating Council
189 North Elmwood Avenue
Lindsay, CA, 93247
Main phone number - 559-562-4434
Provides services and items such as clothing for Lindsay & Strathmore areas. Food, referrals, and other basic needs are offered too.





Tulare Emergency Aid
424 North N Street
Tulare, CA, 93274
Free clothing services and other items are available for the low income and struggling based on the need of the family.

Visalia Emergency Aid
Main address is 620 W. Houston Avenue
Visalia, California, 93291
Phone Number - 559-635-8525
Free clothing is available as a result of donations from the community to the VEAC Thrift Store. The contributions allow the center to provide the needy and low income with free or reduced cost clothing, gently used furniture, household goods, and even items such as reconditioned refrigerators.

Stratford Family Resource Center
19348 Empire Street
Stratford, California, 93266
Main phone number is 559-925-2660

Avenal Family Connection
Main address is 1000 Union Avenue
Avenal, California, 93204
Main phone - 559-386-9558
Addresses emergency needs, clothing items, and holiday programs. Staff can also provide referrals to local emergency food pantries, thrift stores and clothing distribution sites.

Salvation Army Family Store and Free clothing bank
Most items are sold at a low price, such as furniture, appliances, beds, and more. But some very low income families in Tulare County may be given free items, ranging from back to school supplies, bookbags, birthday or Christmas toys, and other stuff. More on Salvation Army assistance programs in Tulare County.




Manuel Torrez Family Resource Center
220 West Tulare Avenue
Tulare, CA, 93274
Call  559-682-2520 for intake and information.
Low income families from the community can get support with Home Visits, Volunteer Opportunities, Clothing Donation Program, and also Tutoring services.

Corcoran Emergency Aid
The clothing center is at 2121 West Whitley
Corcoran, California, 93212
The non-profit can provide a variety of emergency aid items to households and low income families as donations are available. Coats, shoes, hats, school backpacks, and more is offered. You can only turn to the center a limited number of times.

Sunset Unified School District
Address: 205 North Park Avenue
Avenal, California, 93204
Main phone number is 559-386-4230
Offers assistance with emergency clothes, food PG&E assistance, and even help with Medi-Cal documents. They are also part of the Reef-Sunset Unified School District.

St. Vincent de Paul
Location is 115 West 5th Street
Hanford, California, 93230
A focus is on the poor and low income, in particular the homeless. Clothing, food, and more is offered. In addition, referrals are made to the St. Vincent de Paul in Tulare County too.





St. James Lutheran Church
1780 Emma Lee Lane
Hanford, CA, 93230
Telephone - 559-584-8706
Provides free personal hygiene bags and clothes.

Latin American Assembly of God
700 South Harris Street
Hanford, California, 93230
Call the closet closet at 559-582-3144
Items are offered to the general public, children, and even moderate income families at most once per month. Immigrants and others can get help too. Call for hours and information.


By Jon McNamara


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