Donation Needs


Support Students in Need of Clothing - Patrick Henry K-8 School is a Title I ACPS school and students dress for success by wearing uniforms and we need YOUR HELP. Gently used or new uniforms and other items are needed for elementary and middle school students.

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 -

Kindergarten through 5th grade needs: New or gently used clothing - TOPS (navy blue, white, or light blue polo, long-sleeved or short-sleeved), PANTS (navy blue), SWEATERS (navy blue, no hoods), DRESSES (navy blue), and SKIRTS (navy blue). See more details HERE.

Grades 6th through 8th grade needs: New or gently used clothing - TOPS (white polo, long-sleeved or short-sleeved), PANTS (khaki), sweaters (navy blue, no hoods), DRESSES (khaki) and SKIRTS (khaki). See more details HERE.

 ALL GRADES: 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 GEAR (gloves, hats, scarves, mittens, and coats). 


Donate Food - ALIVE! distributes free bags of groceries (produce, chicken, eggs, bread) at three locations one Saturday per month. Please bring reusable bags to food distribution events so that ALIVE! can recycle them for future events. All reusable bags are accepted. ALIVE! food distributions are for City of Alexandria residents. ALIVE! also provides local food pantries with groceries.

Drop off: 9 am-4 pm every day, extended hours until 7 pm on Thursdays, and 9 am-12 pm Saturdays. at 801 S. Payne Street

  • Canned chicken
  • Canned tuna in oil

Winter Coat Drive for Friends of Guest House is seeking coats for its residents for the upcoming winter months. They are accepting winter coats and monetary donations. Click here to donate money or a coat.

Toys, Books, Games – Local families in Alexandria are in need of gifts for the holidays. Volunteer Alexandria is hosting the Community Toy Drive in partnership with the City of Alexandria to assist over 500 families. After the difficult past few years, the holidays are the perfect time for us to reflect, give thanks and share the joy of the season with family and friends. For many though, the holidays are a very stressful time of year due to financial hardship. There is a tremendous need in our community to help those less fortunate. There are over 500 families, 200 seniors/disabled adults, and 120 youth in care who need you this holiday season!

Engagement opportunities:

  • Collect toys for the families who didn’t receive a sponsor through December 15. Click HERE if you like to be added to a collection site.
    • Check out the wish list for ideas and/or to order from