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Westchester County free clothing closets, school supplies and furniture.

Clothing closets and thrift stores in Westchester County New York can provide vouchers to the needy for free goods. This can include items such as clothes, free back to school supplies or diapers, shoes, winter coats, furniture for a home or apartment and other basic needs. Other residents can shop at a thrift store for low cost, gently used items that are still in decent condition.

Donations are accepted from the community. Those who need help may be able to receive enough to cover some of their basic needs and living expenses. For example, children may receive winter coats or school supplies. Low income or working poor families can get free furniture, beds, and other goods. Those Westchester individuals who are starting a job or going on an interview may obtain new work clothes. Students from low income households may be given backbacks, uniforms, and other free school supplies for the new year.

Free furniture, appliances, and much more may be passed out as donations allow. This can be effective at helping a family moving into a new home or apartment in Westchester County. Every items that is distributed from a clothing center is one less item that someone needs to buy. So these programs and resources will greatly help the less fortunate and low income in the community.

Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS)
845 North Broadway
White Plains, New York, 10603
(914) 761-0600
This center provides families in need with gently-used and new children's clothes and other essentials such as diapers, strollers, and car seats.





VA Hudson Valley Health Care System
Montrose Campus
Montrose, NY, 10548
Call (914) 737-4400
The government organization provides a clothing bank and winter coats, primarily for male veterans. Some medical equipment, like crutches or wheelchairs, may be offered to low income seniors or the disabled.

Community Center Of Northern Westchester
84 Bedford Road
Katonah, NY, 10536
Call the non-profit at (914) 232-6572

There are several Westchester County community action agencies in the region and the services offered by each location will vary. The centers may give donated used or new household items, toys, clothes, professional attire and more to low income residents. Students can be given free school uniforms, books, educational supplies, backpacks and more The locations always accepted donations of gently used goods as well.





  • Eastchester Community Action Program (CAP), 142-144 Main Street, Tuckahoe, NY, 10707, (914) 337-7768
  • Mount Vernon Community Action Group (CAG), 60 South 3rd Avenue, Suite 101, Mount Vernon, NY, 10550, call (914) 664-8680
  • Peekskill Community Action Program, 709 Main Street, Peekskill, New York, 10566
  • Other support is given too. Continue with community action agencies in Westchester County.

Pregnancy Care Center
Address is 86 Mayflower Avenue
New Rochelle, NY, 10801
Main phone - (914) 235-9535
This non-profit provides gently used used maternity and baby clothing, diapers, or even new items, for mothers who are unable to afford baby clothing on their own.

Birthright Of Northern Westchester
P.O. Box 338
Mohegan Lake, NY, 10547

Trinity Episcopal Church (Mount Vernon)
335 South 4th Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY, 10550
(914) 667-5524
The locations runs a clothing bank for low income members in the community. A free furniture bank with gently used items may be on site too. The site will also distribute free Christmas assistance, including clothing, shoes, coats, and more.

Children's Consignment Store
10 Main Street
Dobbs Ferry, NY, 10522
(914) 693-3610
This Westchester County location serves as a children's consignment store. It may have used or new good condition clothes and items which are at prices which are affordable. The center may have kids clothes-sizes, toys, books, games, strollers, backpacks or bookbags for school, and other baby equipment for the needy and low income.

Don Bosco Community Center
22 Don Bosco Place
Port Chester, NY, 10573
Call (914) 939-0323 for hours.




Allen Memorial Church Of God In Christ
132 Crary Avenue
Mount Vernon, New York, 10550
(914) 699-8861
A clothing closet/food bank will help anyone in need of a meal or clothes.

Career Closet-welfare To Work Foundation
30 South State Street
Briarcliff Manor, NY, 10510
This site provides free clothing for women that is appropriate for either a job interview or a full time position. The assistance is for individuals who are transitioning from public assistance to the workforce or from a life crisis situation, such as divorced or widowed male or female. High school to elementary age students can get free back to school supplies, shoes, belts, notebooks and more, as education is key to overcoming poverty.

Union Baptist Church (White Plains)
Location is 31 Manhattan Avenue
White Plains, NY, 10607

Ecumenical Emergency Food Pantry Of White Plains
Address is 2 Fisher Court,
White Plains, New York, 10601
Main phone: (914) 428-5770
In addition to the food, may have clothes and basic needs such as personal hygiene items. Winter boots, coats for kids or seniors, and school items are also offered in Westchester County.

Saint Bartholomew's Church
Address: 82 Prospect Street
White Plains, NY, 10606
Telephone: (914) 949-5577
They run a thrift stores which sells new and gently used items, such as clothes, toys, kitchenware, household items, furniture, and more. May also have school and working clothing.

YWCA Of Yonkers
87 South Broadway
Yonkers, NY, 10701
They help moms, including single ones. Professional work attire, free snacks for kids and general clothes, winter jackets, school items and more is offered.





Salvation Army
Provides housewares or clothing vouchers to low income families and individuals that have experienced a disaster or emergency situation. In addition, the thrift store may offer clothing and household items at a reasonable price to those who may not be able to afford to buy new items. They also give kindergarten to high school age students from back to school supplies during the summer as well as fall months. Continue with Salvation Army Westchester County assistance programs.

  • 170 North Regent Street, Port Chester, NY, 10573, (914) 939-2725
  • 117 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill, New York, 10566, (914) 214-2031

Interfaith Council For Action (IFCA)
The clothing closet is at 138 Spring Street
Ossining, NY, 10562

Saint Thomas Church
168 West Boston Post Road
Mamaroneck, New York, 10543
May have items like blankets, linens, shoes and more.


By Jon McNamara

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