A Wider Circle
Basic Needs Services, formerly known as Neighbor-to-Neighbor, is A Wider Circle’s largest program. This program provides beds, dressers, tables, chairs, dishes, pots, pans, and other large and small home goods to families transitioning out of shelters, escaping domestic violence, or otherwise living without their basic need items.
Individuals and families call on their own or are referred to A Wider Circle by more than 300 government or nonprofit social service agencies, large and small. After speaking to their staff and scheduling an appointment to visit their Center for Community Service, people have the opportunity to select the items they need, free of charge. Each year, A Wider Circle furnishes the homes of more than 4,000 families, helping to create the stability and dignity that everyone deserves.
Their referral form is available here.
Interfaith Works Clothing Center
The Interfaith Works Clothing Center in Rockville provides low-income families with clothing and home goods free of charge, allowing them to use more of their resources on food, rent, utilities, medicine, and other basic needs.
CUSTOMER SHOPPING HOURS: Tuesday-Friday: 9:30am – 11:30am (NEW) & 1pm – 3:30 pm; Saturday: 9:30am-12:30pm (NEW) *Wednesday shopping is reserved for disabled clients only.
PARKING FOR CUSTOMERS AND FOR VOLUNTEERS: Please park in the lower parking lot next to the building. The short-term spaces that are immediately in front of the center door are reserved for donors who are dropping off donations.
Suited for Change
This suiting program provides head-to-toe professional attire, including accessories, to local women in need entering the job market or to those recently employed.
Clients meet one-on-one with trained volunteer stylists who expertly assist in assembling their professional wardrobe.
Our clients are exclusively referred to Suited for Change by partner agencies. Suiting is provided free of charge.
Appointment/referrals are needed. Visit their website for more information.
The Baltimore Book Thing
It's a bit of a hike to get to The Baltimore Book Thing from Montgomery County, but it is worth the trip. Simply put, it is a warehouse full of books and magazines that are all completely free.
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The Bargain Box: Free Clothing Program
As part of its outreach ministry, The Bargain Box provides free clothing to Montgomery County residents in need.
With a Bargain Box referral form completed by a local social service agency, clients may receive up to five items every other month.
The referral form and guidelines were updated in August 2012. Agencies who did not receive a new copy may request one by emailing email@example.com and writing “Free Clothing Program” in the subject line.
Location: 398 Hungerford Drive Rockville, MD 301-762-2242
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 4:30 p.m.