Clothing Assistance

The American Red Cross provides services to active duty military members and veterans and people displaced from their home due to a disaster. Training in CPR, First Aid, Swimming Lessons, Lifeguard Training and other safety courses is available.

712.252.4081
800.340.4081

Athletics for Education and Success (AFES) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that strives to help the youth and families of Fort Dodge and Webster County by providing hope and motivation for them. We aim to do this by any means necessary, giving the youth and parents the power to decide what they need, want and what may help them be successful. We offer our youth after-school programs, sports teams, mentoring groups, drum line groups, educational and cultural opportunities and much more. In addition to providing exceptional programming, we provide our youth with a sense of belonging and the determination to succeed.

515.955.2969

712 3rd St NW, Fort Dodge (Former Hillcrest Elementary School)

Provides victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault in North Central Iowa with confidential, 24-hour services, including emergency shelter, safety, support and education with the assistance of professional staff and trained volunteers.

Sexual Assault Services: 515.570.4565 Domestic Abuse Service: 515.570.4185
855.424.9133

809 Central Ave., Suite 305, Fort Dodge

Free clothing for anyone in need. Donations also accepted.

515.573.3517

28 N 10th St, Fort Dodge

Gateway to Discovery is a nonprofit organization that has established a two-year residential faith-based recovery program to support women in their rise from the depths of chemical addiction, homelessness and related struggles. It offers a long-term sanctuary as a haven from the social, psychological and economic factors that drive women to desperate means for survival–along with an array of support services and educational opportunities, at no cost to them. They learn social and other life skills crucial to maintaining sobriety and becoming independent contributing members of society. It is based on the simple premise that “Love Changes Lives.”

515.269.3027

PO Box 432, Fort Dodge

Kaden’s Kloset is a free clothing closet that carries clothing for all ages, and also accessories for infants and toddlers. All items are free and of good quality. Anyone can use the Kloset from any community. Kaden’s Kloset hopes you will shop, donate, and share. Kaden’s Kloset asks that all donations be new or gently used.  This is ideal for families just entering into foster or adoptive care who need to stock up on clothes and needed items. This is a great “get ready for school” resource for any family. It is open to everyone, Kaden’s Kloset likes to think of it as moms helping moms!

515.451.5486

Manson Mennonite church, 1310 8th St., Manson
1310 8th st
Manson Iowa

Retail for used clothing and household items. All proceeds from the store benefit the Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center (D/SAOC).

515.573.4331

1030 Central Ave, Fort Dodge

Operation Christmas is an organization that helps to provide Christmas gifts, clothing and food to needy families during the holiday season. It is seasonal and only operating during the month of December each year.

515.571.6772 or 515.576.1549

Southwest corner of Crossroads Mall, 217 S 25th St, Fort Dodge

Proteus provides seasonal farm workers and others with a variety of services that improve their health, education and economic opportunities. Proteus has a food pantry and clothing closet that is open every Monday to the general public.

515.573.8225
800.798.8225

107 N 7th St, Fort Dodge

The Village General Store, a second-hand store, provides jobs and job training to people with disabilities, offers affordable clothing and household items for sale to the community, creates opportunities to serve through volunteerism and with non-cash contributions, generates needed revenue for Opportunity Village services, and increases awareness of Village services.

515.573.2272

12 N 25th St, Fort Dodge