Clothing and Household Items


  • Free Clothing

    • House by the Side of the Road: The House by the Side of the Road provides free clothing, bedding and small household items to people in need.  Clients can come in every 3 months to shop.  No referrals are necessary. They are open Monday through Friday from 10 AM till 2 PM. They are located at 2051 S. State Street in Ann Arbor.
    • Ellsworth Clothes Closet: Located in the Washtenaw County CMH building at 2140 E. Ellsworth Road. Free kids, women's and men's clothing and shoes. Limited selection and hours. The closet is open M-F, 9:30-11:30am. The closet will be open from 9:30-1:30pm Tues-Fri starting in September 2023. All families and AAPS staff working with families are welcome.

    Low Cost Clothing and Household items

    • Ann Arbor Thrift Shop: Anyone can shop for clothing and household items. School Social Workers may have vouchers so that families can purchase items at no cost. Contact your School Social Worker for details.
    • Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop: Offers clothing, household items and more.
    • Kiwanis Thrift Sale: Offers low-cost clothing and household items. Open Fridays and Saturdays.
    • The Sharehouse: Offers low-cost clothing and household items.
    • Friends in Deed: Offers free furniture and cribs for eligible families.
    • Free Pack and Plays: The Washtenaw Area Council for Children provides free Pack and Plays to Medicaid Eligible families who complete a Safe Sleep Training. Staff can complete a referral form for the interested parent. Safe Sleep Referral Form.

    Additional Resources for Clothing