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(updated November 2012)

Here is a list of churches and community groups that give out clothing, free except where noted. (Some also give out food, but you should call about dates and times of food programs.) You might want to look for a program close to home, because some warn that their donated clothing may not be worth subway fare to you.


St. Ann’s Church of Morrisania

295 St. Ann’s Ave. at 140th St.

(718) 585-5632

Clothing is placed in bin outside; take as you please.


St. John the Baptist Church

75 Lewis Ave, Bed-Sty

(Willoughby St. entrance)

(718) 455-6864

Mon, Wed, Thurs, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.

Need written referral or ID.

St. Mary’s Church

230 Classon Ave.

(718) 529-7825


Bowery Mission

227 Bowery

(212) 674-3456

Tues and Fri, 1:30 to 3 pm (men only).

Come to pick up referral no later than 1 pm.

Cathedral Community Care

Cathedral of St. John the Divine

1047 Amsterdam Ave.

(212) 316-7581

Tues and Thurs, 10 am to 1 pm.

No written referral except for professional clothes (skirts, suits, ties, dress shirts).

East 7th St. Baptist Church

205 E. 7th Street

(212) 473-0044

Thurs, 10 am and Sat, 1 pm.

No referral or ID needed except for business attire.

Ephesus 7th Day Adventist Church

101 W. 123rd St. at Lenox Ave. (2nd door, ring bell)

(212) 662-5536,

Tues, 11:00 am to 1 pm.

Summer time 11 am to 2 pm.

No referral or ID needed.

Holy Ghost Pentacostal Faith Church for all Nations

13-15 E. 125th Street

(646) 873-0281

Monday-Saturday, 12 noon to 5 pm.

Metro Baptist Church

410 W. 40th St.

(212) 594-4464

Winter only, starting Nov. 15.

Tuesday, signup starts at 10 am, pickup at 1 pm. ID needed.

Middle Collegiate Church

50 E. 7th St.

(212) 477-0666

Sunday 9 to 10 am.

On temp hiatus, call first.

New York City Rescue Mission

90 Lafayette St. near Canal

(212) 226-6214

Call Tues or Wed. before 12, pickup Wed 3 to 5 pm.

No referral needed.

Men’s clothing only.

Riverside Church

120th St at Riverside Drive

(212) 870-6700

Thurs, 9:30 to 11:30 am.

Call ahead for availability and hours; referral needed.

Cathedral Community Cares

St. John the Divine

1047 Amsterdam Ave.

(212) 316-7583, 316-7540

Tues and Thurs, 10 to 1 pm.

No written referral except for professonal clothes (skirts, suits, ties, dress shirts).

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

308 W. 46th St.

(212) 246-3540

1st Monday each month (except Labor Day), 11:30 am to 1 pm.

Referral needed.

St. Paul’s House

335 W. 51st St.

(212) 265-5433

Tues, 10 to 10:30 am.

No referral needed.

If you need referrals to sources of free clothing, go to The Coalition for the Homeless at 129 Fulton Street, Lower Manhattan.