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The Good Samaritan Center of Excelsior Springs provides assistance to Excelsior Springs and surrounding rural communities. They provide housing and shelter services and operate two stores whose profits go towards sustaining those programs.
Location: 108 S. Thompson Ave.
Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This is a retail thrift store where the general public can buy good, used clothing and household items for a reasonable cost. GSC clients with no money are given vouchers for things they need.
Location: 449 S. Thompson Ave.
Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This is an outlet furniture store containing new furniture with minor “dings” that prohibit its being sold on a regular retail floor, unblemished furniture that has not sold in retail market, high quality gently used furniture, and a variety of decorating accessories. All proceeds go to GSC operating costs.
Cathedral of Immaculate Conception
Location: 1112 Broadway KCMO 64105
Phone: 816-842-0416 ext 126
Provides emergency assistance programs and resources.
City Union Mission – Community Assistance
Location: 1700 E. 8th Street KCMO 64106
Free clothing, house ware, food, furniture and utilities for homeless and low-income women.
Clay County Clothes Closet, Inc.
Location: 3939 N. Cleveland KCMO 64117
Community Services League
Location: 1001 Sibley Rd. Buckner, MO 64106
Grand Avenue Temple – Lazarus Boutique
Location: 205 E. 9th St. KCMO 64106
Hope Coalition – Thrift Center
Location: 117 W. 2nd St. Holden, MO 64040
Hope Faith Ministries – No Boundaries Day Center
Location: 705 Virginia Ave. KCMO 64106
Metro Lutheran Ministry – Northland Emergency Assistance
Location: 1104 NE Vivion Rd. KCMO 64118
Migrant Farmworkers Project
Location: 920 Southwest Blvd. KCMO 64108
Neighbor 2 Neighbor – Clothing Closet
Location: 500 W. 40th St. KCMO 64111
Redemptorist Social Services Center
Location: 207 W. Linwood KCMO 64111
Resources include school supplies, Christmas assistance/Angel tree, free clothing for work, food pantry and more. Other contact them for counseling and referrals.
108 W. Broadway, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024, call (816) 630-4155
600 Walnut Street, Leavenworth, KS 66048, call (913) 682-6596
5306 N Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64118, call (816) 452-5663
420 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, KS 66061, call (913) 782-3640
602 Messanie, Saint Joseph, MO 64501, call (816) 232-5824
Seton Center – Thrift Store
Location: 2816 E. 23rd St. KCMO 64127
Provides minimal cost, gently used clothing.
Swope Parkway Church Of Christ
Location: 5620 Swope Parkway Kansas City, Missouri 64130
Phone: (816) 444-9511
Location: 1112 E. 10th Street Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: (816) 842-1394
Trinity Family Midtown Church Of The Nazarene
Location: 3535 Broadway, Suite 2004 Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (913) 938-6770
A community clothing closet for lower income and struggling residents in their service area. They also offer a small amount of free toiletries and personal products.
True Light Family Resource Center
Location: 712 E. 31st. Street Kansas City, MO 64109
Call (816) 561-1700
Whatsoever Community Center
Location: 1201 Ewing Kansas City, MO 64126
Phone: (816) 231-0227
Assistance programs include GED classes, Early Childhood Programs, Pre-School clothes, Youth Services, After School/COMBAT drug/alcohol prevention, summer day camp, clothing and the Apollo Project.
Zion Grove Missionary Baptist Church
Location: 2801 Swope Parkway Kansas City, Missouri 64130
Phone: (816) 924-1818
Many of the food pantries listed under the “Community Meals and Food Pantries” also operate Clothing Closets or other clothing distribution operations. Visit that page to find an organization near you.