FREE CLOTHING PROGRAM
“A lot of people are struggling and can’t afford clothing. St. Anthony’s is definitely the place to come.”
St. Anthony’s runs San Francisco’s largest free clothing program, providing new and gently-used clothing to low-income and homeless individuals and families. Our clothing includes casual wear, warm clothes, business attire, and children’s clothing, and is always distributed free of cost to recipients.
Our program is guided by St. Anthony’s Franciscan values, calling us to recognize the inherent dignity of all humans. As such, we arrange our clothing in a boutique store-like environment that invites guests to select items that meet their personal needs and style preferences. We place great importance on ensuring that only high-quality clothing makes its way on to our racks. We strive to delight our guests by keeping a clean and organized store, and providing friendly and helpful service.
The Free Clothing Program at a glance:
- 10,000 San Franciscans served per year, including 2,500 children
- 350,000 articles of clothing distributed every year
- $3 million worth of in-kind clothing donations per year from individual households and corporate partners
- 1,200 volunteer hours per month helps keep our program running
- 100 clothing drives per year hosted by Bay Area companies, schools, and religious communities help keep our racks stocked
Donations of clean, new and gently-used clothing make this program possible. Please visit our Donate Clothing page to learn more about our needs and how to make a donation to us.
HOURS & DETAILS
Free Clothing Program COVID-19 Service Modifications: We are currently operating a clothing distribution service for adults with immediate clothing needs on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:00am — 12:00pm. Guests are served on the sidewalk in front of 150 Golden Gate Avenue, and must be in line by 11:30am to receive clothing.
For families seeking children’s clothing, please call our Service Coordinator at (415) 592-2801.
121 Golden Gate Ave (directions)
Volunteer opportunities at the Free Clothing Program are currently suspended due to COVID-19. Please check our main page for general information about volunteering at St. Anthony’s.
We rely on the generosity and commitment of individual volunteers to make the Free Clothing Program a reality. Volunteers help us sort, quality check, hang clothing, and help to ensure that the shopping experience is enjoyable and productive for our guests.
We welcome groups of volunteers in the Free Clothing Program as an essential part of our operations and service. The teamwork and collaboration of group volunteers helps us sort, quality check, hang clothing, and assist our guests in the shopping experience.
None currently at this time.