Clothing Assistance

Coat Program

Best Foot Forward

Best Foot Forward is a PA Workwear program that provides job search, interview and work attire. Eligible adults are referred from the Department of Public Welfare and St. Benedict’s Education Center.

How you can help

Donations of interview and work appropriate clothing are greatly appreciated. Especially needed:
• Plus size men’s and women’s clothing
• Shoes
• Belts
• Jewelry and accessories
• Purses

Center Thrift Store Vouchers

The Center for Family Services is the only local Thrift Store that also provides free clothing to very low income adults and children. These services are made possible through community donations of clothing and our wonderful store shoppers.

Households may receive a voucher to shop at the Center’s Thrift Store. Eligibility is on a case by case basis.

Winter Coats

Gently used winter and new winter coats are distributed each Fall to local families in need. Availability of sizes and styles are based on donations from the community.

Thank you to our Community Partners who are instrumental in the yearly operation of the Winter Coat Program!

  • Northwest Savings Bank, Meadville Branch
  • Cargo Cleaners
  • WUZZ Warmth
  • Peebles, Meadville
  • COOL 101.7

How you can help

Participate in a Coat Drive.  See event details here.

Donate your gently used or new coats. Donations accepted Monday through Friday 8 am – 4 pm, or help us “Buy a Kid a Coat.”

Request Clothing Assistance

These services are available to residents of Crawford County Pennsylvania.

If you live outside of Crawford County, please contact your local United Way for assistance.