Donation Needs

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

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

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