Furniture Requests CLOSED as we process backlog.
Our store will be closed Nov 22 for Thanksgiving & re-open Tue Nov 28.
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Our stepping stones include free Clothing, Personal Care Items, Household Goods, or Furniture for the homeless family moving into an apartment, retired couple stretching their budget, a battered wife & kids fleeing to a safe house or working parents trying to reach sustainability.

650 Families Visit Us Each Month
Champions connect through Joseph’s Coat to share our common cause by serving our neighbor, recycling resources and donating money.
Recycle Resources
Champions recycle their resources through Joseph’s Coat to offer those in-need a warm winter coat, a bed with a sheets to sleep between, or a toothbrush & toothpaste for better health.
Champions donated 106,447 items that were distributed to our neighbors in 2016.
Offer your unique gifts to our common cause. You can also volunteer through Joseph’s Coat.
In 2016 our volunteers recorded 12,563 on-site hours. They served the equivalent of 6.25 full-time staff positions.
Your financial support allows us to connect champions recycling their resources through Joseph’s Coat and our neighbors in-need.
In 2016, for each $1 contributed to Joseph's Coat, $6.22 in goods (thrift store value) were distributed to our clients.
$1 contributed to Joseph’s Coat allowed us to distribute $6.22 in donated items (thrift store value) to our clients in 2016.

What We Do

Joseph’s Coat strives to model God’s love by connecting people and resources to transform lives in Central Ohio.

We connect resources from champions that share our common cause with families struggling through a difficult season.

We offer stepping stones that provide the opportunity for families struggling with material poverty to achieve self-sufficiency; empowering them to live the life they were meant to live. Our stepping stones include free clothing, furniture, household goods and personal care products.

$5088 per month = 61,056 per year

The University of Washington conducted a self-sustainability study in 2015 for a family of four needed to cover basic needs. The study found that Washington families with two adults, a preschooler and a school-aged child saw the costs of meeting their most basic requirements jump as much as 72 percent between 2001 and 2014, depending on where they live. But median wages increased just 21 percent during that time.

The majority of the families that visit Joseph’s Coat are experiencing a difficult season in their life. They may have lost a job, had an illness or unexpected major expense set them back.

Between 2012 and 2016, 4 out of 5 of our client families (4194 families) visited Joseph’s Coat 5 times our less. Our stepping stones provide support along the path to return to self-sufficiency.

3 out of 10 people have been identified as living in a low income household in Central Ohio. (source: Benchmarking Central Ohio 2016 by The Columbus Foundation.)

Family of 4 monthly sustainability income: $5088 100%
4 out of 5 families visit Joseph's Coat 5 times or less 82%
Low-Income 30.4%

Contact Us


Joseph’s Coat of Central Ohio
240 Outerbelt St. Suite 5
Columbus, OH 43213



Store Hours

Tue   6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wed  9:00 am – noon

Thu   6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sat    9:00 am – noon

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