Donation Needs


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


Donate Gently or New ClothingThe Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (POB) Look Again Resale Shops accept donations of clean and gently-used clothing and household items, including antiques, furniture, bric-a-brac, collectibles, and books.

In evaluating appropriate donations, a good rule of thumb is to consider whether your family or friends would find the item(s) useful if you passed that item on to them. We ask that items be clean (free of any stains, tears, and pet damage), not broken, and sellable. Please bring donations in containers or bags of manageable size. Click HERE to see other items accepted.


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).