If a student is experiencing a short-term situation impacting their ability to afford to meet their basic needs, they can request a one-time grant from the AIC's Student Emergency Fund. A staff member may also submit on behalf of a student in need.

Community Survival Center Thrift Shop

240 Main Street, Indian Orchard, MA
Open Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00am to 3:00pm

The Thrift Shop is open to the public and sells quality clothing and accessories, most at just $4 per item. Shirts and blouses are $3 per item. Also, the Fill A Bag Program offers sales at just $6/bag (with a limit of one bag of children’s clothing) and is also open to the general public.

Only 4 shoppers are allowed at a time for 20 minutes of shopping. Must wear a mask to shop.

Community Closet

413-263-6500 ext. 6593
721 State Street, 2nd floor, Springfield, MA 01109

New and gently used clothing for men, women, and children. By appointment only. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County
HartSprings Foundation
101 State Street Suite 204
Springfield, Massachusetts, 01103
Call (413) 732-7111

Based on donations, the program provides free general clothing, household goods, and small appliances or electronics to low-income individuals.

Springfield Rescue Mission Give Away Center

413-732-0808 (by appointment)
10 Mill Street, Springfield, MA 01108

The Give Away Center distributes gently used clothing, coats, shoes and other items to men, women, and children free of charge.  

Items available: Gently used clothing, coats, shoes, household items (sheets, dishes, small appliances). We also have new hygiene items, underwear, socks, t-shirts available if in stock.