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.
1203 North 6th Street St. Joseph, Missouri 64501
FAX (816) 364-2304
E-mail: AFL-CIO Community Services
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.
St. Joseph, Missouri 64501
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.
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.
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
302 S 10th St St. Joseph, MO
Thurs, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
*Free clothing for children (birth – age 6) & adults
301 North 7th Street St. Joseph, MO
*Free basic “start-up kitchen” items. Call for appointment. Written referral is required – must be homeless or under extreme circumstances (flood, fire, etc.).
2623 Mitchell St. Joseph, MO
Call for an appointment.
*Free clothing for newborns through sixth graders.
Must call for an appointment.
*Free clothing and other supplies for foster families, those who have adopted, have guardianship or kinship
Family Worship Center
(Next to John Glenn School)
St. Joseph, MO
Sat, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Share and Care
202 W Hyde Park Ave
St. Joseph, MO
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
Mon 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Free meal served at 5:00 p.m.
Holt Food Pantry
Tues. 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
*Serves Kearney-Holt District only.
Bridge Street Ministries
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.
Adventist Community Services
Wed, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
*Free clothing and household items.
Living Hope Thrift Store
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.
Hope House Ministries Thrift Store
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.
Maryville Ministry Center
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).