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Donation Needs

The following organizations are in need of donations or other goods:

Donate Food

ALIVE! distributes free bags of groceries (produce, chicken, eggs, bread) at three locations one Saturday per month.

For more info: ALIVE! Food Program

Donate: Reusable bags, canned chicken and canned tuna in oil

Distributions: For City of Alexandria residents and local food pantries

Hours: Every day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended hours until 7 p.m. on Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays

Location: 801 S. Payne St., Alexandria

The Koinonia Foundation is accepting donations for pantry needs, including fruits, vegetables, salad dressing, jelly, condiments, dish and dishwater detergents, toothpaste, soap, Dollar Tree gift cards, and more. Visit their website for more information.

Donate Gently or New Clothing 

The Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington accepts donations of clean and gently-used clothing and household items, including antiques, furniture, bric-a-brac, collectibles, and books at the Look Again Resale Shop on Old Town’s King Street in Alexandria, VA, or in Kensington, MD.

If you’d consider giving these items to family or friends, then they’re generally suitable as donations too. Please drop off items that are clean (free of any stains, tears and pet damage), intact and sellable in containers or bags of manageable size.

View our current wish list

The Koinonia Foundation is accepting donations for winter clothing in adult and children's sizes. Koinonia currently cannot accept out of season clothing. Visit their website for more information.

Patrick Henry K-8 School is a Title I Affordable Connectivity Program School (ACPS) where students dress for success by wearing uniforms.

For students K to 5 grades: Tops (navy blue, white or light blue polo, long- and short-sleeved), as well as navy blue pants, sweaters, dresses and skirts). For details, view our elementary school dress policy.

For 6 to 8 grades: Tops (white long- or short-sleeved polo), navy sweaters, and khaki pants, dresses and skirts. For details, view our middle school dress policy.

For all students: New or gently used shoes (close-toed, sizes 1Y-6Y for kids, and sizes 4.5-14 for men and women), socks, belts and winter gloves, hats, scarves, mittens and coats). 

Drop-off location: Front of the school in a gray bin, Patrick Henry School, 4643 Taney Avenue, Alexandria, VA, 22304. For large size donations, email

Friends of Guest House, a temporary home for women returning from incarceration, is seeking fall and winter clothing for its residents. 

They are looking for layering items, pants, sweaters, sweatshirts, coats, and winter footwear, now through January 15.

If you or someone you know has items they'd like to give, please reach out to

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