Clean Out That Closet: Where to Donate Clothes in San Antonio

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s starting to get dark earlier at night and the temperatures have even dropped quite a bit. That means fall is right around the corner. Move For Free knows a lot of you use the change of season to reorganize and de-clutter the closets in your apartment. That means there will be some old clothes you no longer want and some warmer clothes that may not fit anymore. (Hey, they could be too big now – no one said it meant they were too small!) So use this opportunity to help others in need!

Over the next couple of weeks, we’re going to highlight five organizations each in Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, Houston and San Antonio that accept clothing donations. We’ll tell you how to contact them, what they need and the greater good your donations will serve.

San Antonio, you’re up first!

Goodwill San Antonio

  • How to donate: Goodwill has 25 donation stations across San Antonio. Click here to find the location nearest you.
  • Clothing needs: Goodwill accepts clothing donations of all kinds for men, women and children, along with jewelry and shoes.
  • The mission: Goodwill’s goal is to change lives through the power of putting people to work. Donations help pay for career training programs.

Family Thrift Store

  • How to donate: There are two Family Thrift Stores in San Antonio: 811 Bandera and 2017 Goliad. You can also call (210) 431-3726 to schedule a pickup.
  • Clothing needs: Family Thrift Stores accept clothing donations for men, women and children, along with shoes and purses.
  • The mission: Proceeds from donations benefit the Texas Paralyzed Veterans Association.

Charity Clothing Pickup

  • How to donate: There are dozens of drop-off locations across San Antonio. Click here to find the location nearest you. You can also click here to schedule a donation pickup.
  • Clothing needs: Clothing for men, women and children is accepted, along with hats, belts, shoes and purses.
  • The mission: Charity Clothing Pickup’s mission is to collect clothing donations and raise money on behalf of charities and non-profits.

The Arc of Texas

  • How to donate: The Arc of Texas Donation Center is located at 4372 Thousand Oaks. There are also three other drop box locations: Alamo Family Fitness (16665 Huebner), First Assembly of God (13435 West Avenue) and The Arc of San Antonio (6530 Wurzbach). You can also call (210) 657-9588 to schedule a pickup.
  • Clothing needs: The Arc accepts clothing for men, women and children of all sizes. It also accepts hats, mittens, scarves, ties, tights, underwear, socks, belts, shoes, purses and backpacks.
  • The mission: The Arc provides training programs and services for people with intellectual disabilities.

Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center

  • How to donate: Donations can be dropped off at any of the five Salvation Army stores in San Antonio: 1324 South Flores, 2711 West Avenue, 301 SW Military, 8741 Grissom and 20230 Highway 281 North. You can also call (210) 223-6877 to schedule a pickup.
  • Clothing needs: Clothing donations for men, women and children of all sizes are accepted.
  • The mission: The center provides spiritual, social and emotional support for men who can no longer cope with life’s issues or have no means to support themselves. The center provides housing for more than 100 men at one time.