Township Trustees

Township trustee offices have information on places that offer free clothing and other assistance. Call the office before visiting in person. Office staff will discuss your needs and make an appointment for you to visit. They may send you some initial paperwork to complete before your appointment. You may need to bring some documents when you apply for assistance.

Center Township
Call 317-633-3610 or visit

Decatur Township
Call 317-856-6600 or visit

Franklin Township
Call 317-780-1700 or visit

Lawrence Township
Call 317-890-0011 or visit

Perry Township
Call 317-788-4815 or visit

Pike Township
Call 317-291-5801 or visit

Warren Township
Call 317-327-8947.

Washington Township
Call 317-327-8800 or visit

Wayne Township
Call 317-241-4191 or visit


Assistance League Indianapolis provides new school uniform clothing, athletic shoes and supplies to underserved children through its Operation School Bell program. Call 317-872-1010 or visit

Fletcher Place Community Center (FPCC) Free Thrift Store assists many homeless neighbors and low income working families by providing clothing, hygiene products, and snacks. Call 317-636-3466 ext.403.

Lambswear is an Indianapolis nonprofit that distributes free, gently used clothing to children from newborns through youth size 16. Call 317-721-1664 or visit

Horizon House accepts donations of blankets, thermal underwear, coats and other items at its location at 1033 E. Washington St. to help people who are homeless. Call 317-423-8909 or visit

The Catholic Charities Indianapolis Crisis Office provides free clothing and other assistance to low-income Hoosiers. Call 317-236-1512  or visit

Books for Kids

The Indy Book Project distributes new and gently used books to children up to age 18. Books are distributed at the Crooked Creek Food Pantry. For more information, visit or call 317-344-9817.

Home Goods

Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) - Indianapolis Distribution Center
The Distribution Center provides household basics to the poor and needy in Indianapolis at no cost. A variety of household essentials are available for selection, including appliances, furniture, tables and chairs, lamps, kitchenware, utensils, and cooking necessities. Call 317-687-0169 apply on their website.