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Free Clothing


Partnerships with local thrift stores make it possible for area residents needing assistance to receive free clothing. Attire for the entire family can be found at a number of different thrift shops in the area. While there are no eligibility requirements for this program, some locations require a voucher. See this Thrift Stores list for a printable version.

DONORS: Those who would like to donate new or gently used clothing should contact our office. All donations are considered tax deductible by law.


Our Staff is available to help you 24/7/365

1203 North 6th Street St. Joseph, Missouri 64501

(816) 364-1131

FAX (816) 364-2304

E-mail: AFL-CIO Community Services

Business Hours

Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM



Thrift Store Listing


Free clothing and household items can be obtained at thrift store locations throughout the region. Please note that it is the decision of each agency to determine which items are free.


Buchanan County:

Fab-U-Less Finds

1203 North 6th Street

St. Joseph, Missouri 64501

(816) 364-1131

Tue – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (open to public) *Must have voucher from another agency or obtain one at front office.

*Free clothing or household items  (6 items) 4 times each year with approved voucher.  No vouchers accepted after 4:30 p.m. or on Wednesdays.


1018 North 19th Street St. Joseph, MO

(816) 279-8242

Mon, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Fri, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

*Free pregnancy test, baby clothes up to size 2, an emergency supply of diapers and formula, maternity clothes.

Grace House

2638 Lafayette St. Joseph, MO

(816) 262-9401

Tue, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Thurs & Sat, 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

*Free clothing and household items (infant – size 3X). No furniture or appliances. Call if an emergency.

Helping Hands Closet

First Lutheran Church

302 S 10th St St. Joseph, MO

(816) 232-8378

Thurs, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

*Free clothing for children (birth – age 6) & adults

Kitchen Ministries

First Presbyterian Church

301 North 7th Street St. Joseph, MO

(816) 232-3358

*Free basic “start-up kitchen” items. Call for appointment. Written referral is required – must be homeless or under extreme circumstances (flood, fire, etc.).

Jacob’s Closet

Wyatt Park Christian Church

2623 Mitchell St. Joseph, MO

(816) 232-3374

Call for an appointment.

*Free clothing for newborns through sixth graders.

Kaden's Closet

2009 Mason Rd St. Joseph, MO

(816) 232-6132

Must call for an appointment.

*Free clothing and other supplies for foster families, those who have adopted, have guardianship or kinship

Family Worship Center

12293 County Road 438

(Next to John Glenn School)

St. Joseph, MO

(816) 244-0178

(816) 261-9197

Sat, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

*Free clothing.

Share and Care

Evolution United Methodist Church

202 W Hyde Park Ave

St. Joseph, MO

(816) 273-5359

Wed, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Enter through East door of church

*Clothes, small appliances, furniture, basic household items.

Woodson Chapel Church

 2525 St Joseph Ave. St. Joseph, MO

(816) 233-0769

Mon 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Free meal served at 5:00 p.m.

*Free clothing


Clay County:


Holt Food Pantry

225 N Main Holt, MO

Tues. 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

*Serves Kearney-Holt District only.

Bridge Street Ministries

300 S Bridge Smithville, MO

(816) 532-0164

Tuesday  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

2nd Saturday of each month 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

*Free clothing.


Davies County:

Adventist Community Services

1206 South Willow Gallatin, MO

(660) 663-2478

Wed, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

*Free clothing and household items.


Dekalb County:

Living Hope Thrift Store

118 West Main Maysville, MO

(816) 449-2163

Mon, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wed, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

*Serves all of DeKalb County (except Cameron School District). Free clothing only available under disaster related circumstances.


Holt County:

Hope House Ministries Thrift Store

124 Grand Avenue Forest City, MO

(660) 446-2223

Tue & Wed, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Thurs & Fri, 12:00 to 4 p.m.

*Free clothing (with approval).  Run by volunteers – call ahead to make sure they are open.


Nodaway County:

Maryville Ministry Center

971 S. Main, Maryville, MO

(660) 582-6649

Tues, 2:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m.

Thurs, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

*Free clothing for immediate household members only (2 times monthly).