“A lot of people are struggling and can’t afford clothing. St. Anthony’s is definitely the place to come.”
FREE CLOTHING PROGRAM
St. Anthony Foundation’s Free Clothing Program is San Francisco’s largest free clothing program, providing warm clothes, interview or employment apparel, and children’s clothing to homeless and low-income families and individuals. Through over $3 million worth of clothing donations from individuals and corporate partners and the dedication of nearly 1,200 volunteer hours each month, the program provides 36,000 sets of free new and like-new clothing to nearly 10,000 guests each year, including over 2,500 children.
The average family spends $700 a year on clothing a growing child (USDA, 2014); the majority of families have two or three children which can mean spending up to $2,100 a year. For a low-income or single parent struggling to pay rent, health costs and other critical bills, a clothing budget may be nonexistent.
121 Golden Gate Ave (at Jones Street)
Individual Service (Men & Women)
Monday – Friday
Signups are from 7:30am – 8:00am (first come, first served)
Guests receive 30 minute shopping appointments between 8:15am and 11:45am
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Lottery held at 2:30pm
20 families receive 30 minute shopping appointments between 3:00pm and 4:00pm
*Families who are homeless or in critical need can be seen by appointment rather than going through the lottery. Appointments can ONLY be made by a case worker or social worker. For more info, please call (415) 592-2843.
Volunteering at the Clothing Program
We rely on the generosity and support of volunteers to run our Clothing Program. Volunteers help us sort, quality check, and hang clothing, as well as assist our guests in the shopping experience. To learn more about this opportunity, please email Clothing@StAnthonySF.org.
We also have a need for specialized volunteer skills that are different from our general volunteer roles. To learn more about these positions and to apply, please click here.
Donations of clean, like new clothing and financial gifts make this program possible. We offer a convenient curbside donation drop-off in front of our building every day of the year.
Hours and location for this curbside drop-off are:
Monday – Sunday, 9:00am – 2:00pm
121 Golden Gate Avenue (at Jones Street)
You may also make a donation from 2:00pm – 4:00pm by entering the Dining Room at 121 Golden Gate, where a staff person will assist you.