The LifeBridge Community Closet is a space where families can access clothing, personal care items and linens that help aid their effort to move forward in their lives. It reopened in March 2019 after needed renovations led by the strong desire of CEO Alan Mathis to make it an uplifting and empowering space for LifeBridge clients.

Basic Needs

The Community Closet serves our clients in need. The closet offers gently used clothing for men, women, and children free of charge. LifeBridge clients are eligible to shop in the Community Closet. We will not accept referrals from other community organizations at this time.

The Community Closet is located in the basement of LifeBridge located at 475 Clinton Avenue, Bridgeport CT 06605


2:30 – 5:00 (shopping for clients and accepting donations)

9:30 am – noon (organization, sorting and restocking by volunteers and accepting donations)

9:30 am – noon (shopping for clients)

Shoppers (LifeBridge Clients Only)
Shoppers may select up to three outfits per family member once per calendar month. Clients can request a Community Closet pass through with our receptionist who will help verify active client status.

We also continue to operate the Diaper Bank distribution. Enrollment is required. Please call 203-368-5506 for more information.


Community Closet Donations
Community Closet donations may be made on Tuesdays between 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm and Wednesdays between 9:30 am and noon. When making a donation please park in a legal spot, say hello to our receptionist and let him or her know you’d like to make a donation. If interested in contributing to our community by volunteering in the Community Closet, please be sure to ask for a volunteer application.

On a hygiene and quality note — please consider quality of goods being donated to be in line with those that would be taken to a consignment or resale shop. We appreciate all donations being laundered and dropped off in a way that allows us to make them quickly available to clients. Items we accept are limited to clothing, belts, jewelry and shoes. Thank you!

Mens belts are always appreciated along with larger sizes for both men and women XX+. Coats, hats, and boots are needed in all sizes. Scrubs are also needed.

We cannot pick up items and do not arrange delivery. When making a donation, please do not seal any boxes and make sure all items are clean.

Questions about donations? Contact Marlene Kinchen – 203-368-5364 – or

Interested in volunteering? Contact Narly Simon – 203-368-5582 – or

Thank you to the Federation of Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County for their support of the Community Closet.