In-kind Donations

Making an in-kind donation — a contribution of goods — is a great way to support our mission of serving the vulnerable in our community. To ensure we best meet the needs of our clients, we have specific guidelines about what we can accept. If you a question about a specific item, please contact us.

WAYS TO HELP

Interested in helping those who struggle with hunger and food insecurity? The most effective way is to make a gift to our food programs.

Interested in donating a car? Contact Deacon Jim Nall, executive director of our Family, Parish and Community Outreach department.

Interested in a group activity? Collect donations and create care packages for returning citizens, new moms or newcomers.  Learn more.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES ACCEPTS THESE ITEMS

Donations can be dropped off at Catholic Charities headquarters, 924 G St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. Please contact us at 202-772-4394 to schedule a time between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

New Men’s and Women’s Clothing

  • Sweatpants
  • Sweatshirt
  • T-shirt
  • Undergarments
  • Socks
  • Hats
  • Gloves

Hygiene Products in Personal-Sized Packages (Super-sized products cannot be accepted)

  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Soap
  • Washcloth and towel
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

New Household Items

  • Comforters
  • Sheets
  • Towels

Other Items

  • Metro cards
  • Amusement park day passes
  • Diapers

AMAZON WISH LIST

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WHAT WE CAN’T ACCEPT

Unfortunately, we are not able to accept:

  • Second-hand clothing
  • Second-hand sheets, comforters and towels
  • Second-hand mattresses
  • Second-hand beds
  • Second-hand baby items, including toys and cribs
  • Mouthwash
  • Razers
  • Medication

 

Other opportunities to help those in need

Make a financial donation


Donate

Donate your time and talents


Volunteer


 

Frequently asked Questions

Unfortunately, Catholic Charities does not posses a vehicle for pick-up. Please contact us for further information to arrange your donation to be delivered to the location of where it can be used.

We accept furniture and home goods on a case by case basis. Please contact us to share more details of what you are looking to donate and if we have a program and/or client that it can go to. 

 We ask for 24-48 hours to determine if the donation is needed.

Because Catholic Charities does not have a vehicle for pick-up/delivery, we ask for your cooperation in delivery of the item, which can take 7-10 business days.

 Catholic Charities wants to ensure our program(s) and/or clients could use the items being donated, so we do our best to coordinate a need and specific time and location for delivery.

 No, your donation will not be donated to a Catholic Charities employee per company policy. 100% of your donation goes to the client Catholic Charities serves.

Yes, donors will receive a receipt for their donation upon the exchange of goods.

No. Catholic Charities will not be able to place a value on your donation per IRS standards.

Please call Catholic Charities at 202-772-4394 to coordinate a drop-off time at our headquarters, 924 G. St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.