These resources provide free or low-cost clothing/shoes.
Alley Shoppe, Arlington Hills Lutheran Church – CLOSED SUMMER
This resource provides clothing, cookware, and other essentials to clients in Ramsey County. A referral on paper from an MCC Case Manager is required for this resource.
Tuesdays 9:30 AM – 1 PM
Vine and Branches
Note: A paper referral from an MCC Case Manager is required to access this resource.
Vine and Branches provides clothing for people with limited budgets.
Vine and Branches is located inside Hope Presbyterian Church. Customers are limited to three (3) outfits (3 tops and 3 bottoms), and any accessories such as shoes.
7132 Portland Avenue South
God’s Closet – free clothing for St. Paul residents
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 – 2:00; First Saturday of every month 1-3:30
Location: 820 White Bear Avenue,St. Paul
Bus lines 74 (7th Street) and 80 (White Bear Avenue)
For information about shopping or donating, please call (651) 771-4627
Joseph’s Coats (no referral necessary)
Hours: Mondays/Wednesdays 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: 1107 W. 7th St., St. Paul, MN
Marie Sandvik Center
This center provides free clothing, especially for men. Case workers should call to refer the client and set up an appointment, where the client may try on different clothes and select which ones to take.
The Basilica of Saint Mary
This resource provides one shoe voucher every 12 months for individuals or families to redeem at the Lake Street KMart. Additionally, the Basilica will provide two bus tokens for transportation to and from the Kmart.
ELIGIBILITY The family must live in the 55401, 55402, 55403, 55405, or 55411 zip codes. All adults applying must be present, though children do not need to come along. The client must bring:
- Photo IDs of adults applying in person
- If adults are applying for their children also, they do not need to bring the children, but they must have a birth certificate, Social Security Card, Medical Card, or other form of ID for each child
- To prove residence, they must bring a utility bill or other piece of mail dated within the last 30 days of the day they apply
LEVELS OF AID The largest voucher that an adult can receive is $30, while the largest voucher that a child can receive is $18. One family may receive no more than $80. The Basilica will provide bus tokens for the trip to and from the Lake Street KMart.
HOW TO APPLY Apply in person in Teresa of Calcutta Hall on Monday or Saturday morning, between 9:30 and 11:00 AM.
Ready for Success
Note: This resource is available by appointment only. Refugees should sign up for appointments through their employment counselor.
Ready for Success provides new- and gently-used professional and workplace clothing for low-income men and women.
There is no sign outside the building for Ready for Success, but feel free to park in the visitor’s lower parking lot. The clothing for men and clothing for women are in different locations at the same address.
If you are taking a woman to an appointment, the women’s office is in a low brick building.
To access the men’s office, you need to go across the parking lot and into a Victorian house. The office is located on the third floor; keep following signs upstairs, until you come to a locked door. When you are there, ring the doorbell and someone will let you in.
1730 Clifton Place, Suite 104