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Looking for free back to school supplies and back to school clothes in Prince George’s County, MD? We’re happy to help, whether you’re in Bowie, College Park, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, Laurel, New Carrollton or another city! I did some searches for this information and this is what I found.
FREE Back to School Supplies in Prince George’s County, MD
Salvation Army, Prince George’s County will provide back to school supplies where possible to families in need. To get your free supplies, you must have a valid Maryland ID card, proof of income sources like a pay stub, DSS, or food stamp letter, proof of expenses like a electric, gas, oil, or water bill, and proof of residence. Not only do they provide school supplies, but also you can get free holiday assistance, free food, and assistance with your rent, utility, or water bill.
HOPE (Helping Other People through Empowerment) provides free school supplies and backpacks for children ages 5-10 years. Supplies are given on a first come, first serve basis.
Sowing Empowerment & Economic Development, Inc provides free clothing, school supplies, backpacks and more. They are located in Riverdale.
The Prince George Back to School Fair gives out as many backpacks as they can and also other school supplies. In 2017 they gave out 11,000 free backpacks. Afterwards, they give the extra supplies to the schools. The fair happens every August, the specific dates vary. As far as a location, the programming is growing so the location for this year is yet to be determined, but it will be somewhere in the county. You can find all the details on gcps.org!
FREE (and Cheap) School Clothes in Prince George’s County, MD
Salvation Army, Prince George’s County can also provide clothing and shoes for all children of families in need! See the “Salvation Army” paragraph above for more details.
Community Outreach and Development has a clothing closet plus job training and employment assistance. They have free professional and casual clothes for men, women, and children. Their main phone number is 301-735-0121.
Mission of Love Charities also does free clothing along with many other services. Their main phone number is 301-333-4440.
SHABACH! Ministries provides emergency clothing and even food. Their telephone number is 301-386-9400.
Still I Rise, Inc. gives specifically Prince George females who are survivors of domestic violence access to free clothing, baby supplies, and more. Their primary phone number is 301-868-4903.
Sowing Empowerment & Economic Development, Inc provides free clothing, school supplies, backpacks and more. Their website can also be accessed en espanol. Their phone number is 301-458-9808.
Pregnancy Aid Centers is mostly for pregnant moms and newborns, but they also offer children’s clothing size 0 through 6X. Their main number is 301-441-9150.
National Children’s Center runs thrift stores across the county. You can shop there for gently used furniture, clothing, small appliances and household goods. Hours are limited.
10121 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20903. Telephone is 301-431-9670.
6611 Annapolis Road, Landover Hills Maryland 20784. 301-341-4646.
2277 University Blvd, Adelphi, MD 20783.
Bea Gaddy Family Prince George Center is a non-profit that provides toiletries, clothing, boots and other items to low income and working poor families. You can contact them at 410-563-2749.
Payne Memorial Church can provide clothing to anyone who needs assistance. General distributionof clothing is on the third Saturday between 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at 1701 Madison Avenue in Baltimore. Their number is 410-462-3800.