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Alicia’s Closet

Serves foster families in the Central Ohio area by providing infant to teen sized clothing, shoes, coats, backpacks, toys, baby accessories and other essentials, at no cost to families. Visit the website for additional contact information.
(614) 398-2203
aliciasclosetcolumbus.org

Baptists for Life of Central Ohio Maternity Resource Center (MRC)

This faith-based organization provides free maternity clothes and infant / toddler clothing. Diapers, baby wipes, furniture, bottles, and baby equipment are also provided, subject to availability. Biblical/spiritual guidance is also provided. No appointment is necessary.
3417 Palmetto Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 272-7038
bflco.org/maternity-resource-center
ibccares.org/maternity-resource-center

Bloom Free Store

Provides free clothing, shoes, accessories and toys for families with children ages 0-3 in Columbus, Ohio. Visit the website for additional contact information.
7343 Worthington-Galena Road, Columbus, Ohio 43085
bloomfreestore.org

Charity Newsies

Provides new clothing for school children of all ages in Franklin County free of charge. Families directly apply for clothing assistance in the summer. Each child will receive a brand new clothing package consisting of six pairs of socks, underwear for the week, a coat, hat, gloves and three shirts and three pants. Should the child attend a school with a dress code, dress code compliant clothing will be provided. Children attending schools with a uniform with a logo will receive a full clothing package along with a voucher to use at a local uniform store for the items requiring a specific logo.
4300 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 263-4300
charitynewsies.org

Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center (CRC)

  • The CRC Family Services & Choice Food Pantry help is provided in many areas including food, clothing, household items and other support items.
  • The Youth Services – Kids Club is an afterschool and summer program for youth in grades K-5 at various locations.
  • The Kinship Care Program supports kinship caregivers and helps children avoid placement in a foster home by connecting caregivers with case management, material assistance, and referrals.

14 West Lakeview Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43202
(614) 268-8118
clintonvillecrc.org

Coats 4 Children

Donates coats through schools, organizations and places of worship. Contact for more information to receive or donate coats.
(614) 599-7325
coats4children.org

Columbus Public Health (CPH) Resource Lists

These neighborhood resource lists are extremely helpful in finding resources near you. They provide detailed listings of free and low cost health care, vision care, dental care, prescription help, food pantries, transportation, job help, transportation, pregnancy resources and much more. They are updated frequently and reviewed by the Columbus Public Health social work team. Please note that CPH does not provide direct monetary assistance, but these lists are helpful in finding community agencies that do provide this assistance.

240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-7417
Columbus Public Health Neighborhood Social Work Helpline: (614) 645-6807
https://new.columbus.gov/Services/Public-Health

Columbus Urban League (CUL)

A community‐based, non‐profit, advocacy organization that works to empower Black and urban communities through economic, educational and social progress with programs, classes and services.

788 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 257-6300
cul.org

Common Ground Free Store (CGFS)

Offers free clothing, shoes, diapers, household items, books, toys, meals and more. There are no income requirements.

193 East Central Avenue, Delaware, Ohio 43015

(740) 369-3733
commongroundfreestore.org

Community Clothing Outreach at Dwell Community Church

Provides free new and gently used adult and children’s clothing to anyone in need. They offer one shopping appointment every month, with no ID or income-verification requirements. Children do not need to be present. Shopping appointments must be made in advance.
1950 North Fourth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 823-6510
dwellcc.org/ministry/community-clothing-outreach

Community Development for All People (CD4AP) & All People’s Fresh Market

This faith-based organization hosts daily Fresh Markets with free produce for families, nutrition education, a Free Store with clothing and household items, after school program at Lincoln Park Elementary, free health and wellness classes, and community events.

4allpeople.org

Dress for Success Columbus

Provides free interview and work-ready clothing, mentoring and career center resources (like professional development, computers with Microsoft software, printers and more) for Central Ohio women ages 16 and up. A referral is required to receive services.
1204 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 291-5420
dfscmh.org

Fairy Goodmothers

Fairy Goodmothers operates the Cinderella’s Closet Boutique, which gives free dresses and accessories to high school girls for prom. Visit the website for more information.
P.O. Box 163233, Columbus, Ohio 43216
fairygoodmothers.org

Festa (Formally Known as Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries)

Faith-based nonprofit aiming to end suburban poverty. They offer free youth and adult programming, including a three generation family ESL program, legal clinic, summer camp for children with free breakfast and lunch, and Good Tiding low-cost Christmas store.
Upper Arlington Lutheran Church (UALC) at Mill Run
3500 Mill Run Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
(614) 586-7939
wearefesta.org

Goodwill Columbus

Goodwill Stores sell thrift clothing, furniture, art, and more to support their job training programs. Programs include Roads2Work commercial driver training, STNA and medical coding, technology classes, AMP for young adults 18-24 years old, CompTIA IT program, and 1:1 career coaching. They also provide person-centered, employment-focused services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) including Adult Day and Residential services, mental health support, and a Columbus art studio.
671 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43206
Main Office: (614) 294-5181
Career Coaching: (614) 966-9283
goodwillcolumbus.org

Jordan’s Crossing Resource Center

Serves those struggling with homelessness and substance use on the west side of Columbus. Services include daily meals and narcan distribution, clothing, documentation/ID assistance, laundry and shower services, cooling and heating stations, and more.
342 North Hague Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 507-3246
jordanscrossingcolumbus.org
facebook.com/jordanscrossingcolumbus

Joseph’s Coat of Central Ohio

Offers free clothing, personal care items, household goods, and furniture for individuals and families struggling with material poverty trying to reach sustainability.
7500 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068
(614) 863-1371
josephs-coat.org

Lancaster-Fairfield County Charity Newsies

Provides clothing (jackets, pants, shirts, hats, gloves and a shoe voucher) for children grades K-12 in Fairfield County free of charge.
PO Box 1443, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
For assistance, 2-1-1
Office: (740) 687-9469
charitynewsies1936.com

Little Bottoms Free Store

Little Bottoms Free Store provides free diapers, wipes, clothing, maternity items, cribs, and baby supplies to any Franklin County family of children ages 3 and under (or pregnant, at least 28 weeks along). They support the most under-resourced families and babies on the Westside of Columbus and throughout Franklin County. Families are encouraged to register ahead of time for services on their website. Spanish interpretation is provided weekly. Caregiver photo ID and a sonogram, birth certificate, or medical record is required for each qualifying child ages 3 and under.
89 West Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43222
littlebottoms.org/membership

MASH (Military & Service Heroes) Pantry

Provides food, clothing, toiletries and hygiene items, emotional support and other resources to veterans, active duty personnel, reservists, military families and survivors.

  • MASH Pantry of Grove City
    2996 Columbus Street, Grove City, Ohio 43123
  • MASH Pantry of Delaware County
    222 East William Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015
  • MASH Pantry of Chillicothe
    Forest E. Everhart Memorial Golf Course
    17273 State Route 104, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
  • Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base: For military personnel on base only
    8302 S. Perimeter Road, Building 863, Columbus, Ohio 43217
  • Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC): For military personnel on base only
    3990 East Broad Street, Whitehall, Ohio 43213

Headquarters Address: 648 Clymer Road, Suite 113, Marysville, Ohio 43040
(614) 522-1555
mashpantry.org

Mozaic

Serves BIPOC transgender, gender-expansive and nonbinary communities in Ohio through community-building, education, and resource navigation. Programs include free community events, The T-Man Talk support group for trans men of color, yoga and wellness classes, connection to gender-affirming care and sliding-scale healthcare, name & gender marker change legal clinics and “Threads Revisited” free community closet.
750 East Long Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 572-0820
mozaicohio.org

Neighborhood Bridges

A charitable organization that helps match families in need with businesses, volunteers, and organizations for resources like food, volunteering, clothing, supplies and more. Use the website to find a Bridge in your community, request help, or fill others’ requests for help.
All Ohio Locations: neighborhoodbridges.org/state/ohio

Neighborhood Services (NSI)

Food pantry open to all Franklin County zip codes. They also host programs for holiday meals, free tax preparation with American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), back to school backpacks, Christmas toys, and community events.  Find program details online.
1950 North Fourth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 297-0592
neighborhoodservicesinc.org

One Dublin (Formerly Welcome Warehouse)

Located inside Indian Run United Methodist Church, the Welcome Warehouse offers programs to assist Dublin area families who are temporarily in need. Those programs include: Adopt-A-Family, Free Shop (offers new and gently-used clothing, household and personal care items), Mobile Free Shops, Bed Donation Program, Back to School Outreach and Emergency Household Assistance.
6305 Brand Road, Dublin, Ohio 43016
(614) 726-6958
one-dublin.org

One Warm Coat

This national organization helps people and organizations hold coat drives and donate coats. Click on their searchable map to find local coat drives near you, places coats can be donated and ways to give.
(877) 663-9276
www.onewarmcoat.org

Purple Door Church – Purple Door Free Store

Is a faith-based organization that provides free new and gently used clothing (including coats and shoes) and basic living essentials (including books) for children living in the community zip codes of 43123, 43116, 43146, 43119, 43204, 43228, and 43223.
2684 Columbus Street, Grove City, Ohio 43123
(614) 313-4666
purpledoorchurch.com/make-a-difference/free-store
facebook.com/Moses1953

Salvation Army

Serves: Single Adults & Families
Offers various faith-based services for Central Ohio families. Housing Services include finding housing, financial assistance, and case management. They also offer programs for youth after-school programming and tutoring, food assistance, emergency utility assistance, support for human trafficking survivors, and addiction recovery. Their thrift stores offer items at bargain prices to fund programs. You can find thrift store, church locations, and program details on their website.

  • Administrative Office
    966 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 253-6811 or (800) 725-2769
  • Housing Service Locations
    Franklin County: 966 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    Delaware & Union Counties: 3769 Columbus Pike, Delaware, Ohio 43015
    Morrow County: 644 West Marion Street, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338
    Homeless Hotline: (614) 274-7000
  • Youth Learning Centers
    Linden: 3662 Karl Road, Columbus, Ohio 43224
    Hilltop: 2300 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
    (614) 437-2159
  • Food Pantries: Call to schedule an appointment
    Franklin County: (614) 341-2282
    Delaware County: (740) 369-5301
    Union County: (740) 363-9487
    Senior Food Boxes: (614) 437-2134
  • Human Trafficking Services:
    24/7 Hotline: (888) 373-7888
    (614) 358-2614
  • Addiction Rehabilitation Center: Serves men struggling with addiction
    (614) 221-4269
  • Emergency Utility Assistance:
    Use the link to find a caseworker in your zip code for assistance.
    easternusa.salvationarmy.org/southwest-ohio/central-ohio/caseworker-zip-code-list/

easternusa.salvationarmy.org/southwest-ohio/central-ohio/home

Student Success Stores

A free, anonymous store inside a few Columbus City Schools filled with hygiene products, easy-to-eat food items, school-code clothing, and school supplies. Their goal is to supply students with the essentials. Contact them to find out what schools they are currently serving, if you want to host a donation drive, need a group volunteer project, or would like to sponsor one of their stores.
studentsuccessstores.org

United Methodist (UM) Church and Community Development for All People Free Store

Provides gently used clothing and household items to individuals and families. No appointments are needed, and walk-ins are welcome. They also host a Christmas shop once a year.
946 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 443-1713
4allpeople.org/FreeStore

Victory Ministries Center of Hope

Faith-based nonprofit providing a food pantry, clothing boutique, cooking classes, and Christmas food and gift help. They can also connect you to employment assistance with their community partners. Healthcare services include eye exams and no-cost glasses to those who qualify, breast and cervical cancer screens to women who are uninsured or underinsured, and mental health counseling with board-licensed counselors at the Hope Counseling Center. Appointments are required for most services, including food pantry and boutique.
3964 East Main Street, Whitehall, Ohio 43213
(614) 252-2500
victorycoh.org


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