Catholic Charities In-kind Donation Program

Catholic Charities has been changing the lives of others for 90 years and is built upon the missions of inspiring hope and building futures for all. There are 59 programs that operate in Washington, DC and the surrounding five Maryland counties that offer a range of services from training and education, to food, shelter, legal, health and dental services. Because of donors like you, we are able to assist many individuals that come to us by providing them with donated goods in addition to our services. How is this possible, you ask?  Well, Catholic Charities accepts in-kind donations.


What are in-kind donations?

In-kind donations are defined by Catholic Charities as a contribution of goods that are distinguished from donations of cash or stock. Items include infant, toddler and men’s and women’s clothing, some furniture, toys for infants/toddlers/children, personal care items and perishable food items.

Catholic Charities accepts a wide range of donations; however we cannot accept everything due to lack of storage space and no pick-up/delivery service. If you would like to make a donation of any of the items mentioned, please click here to contact us for information on what items we are  accepting and how you can get the items to us.

Items Urgently Needed

In this public health crisis, we support social distancing and other measures to protect the health and safety of our community. We encourage monetary donations.

Food Items

  • Applesauce unsweetened

  • Canned Beans/Bagged Beans low-sodium

  • Canned Chicken

  • Canned Fish (tuna and salmon)

  • Canned Meat (SPAM and ham)

  • Canned Vegetables

  • Cooking Oils (olive and Canola)

  • Crackers (whole grain)

  • Fruit (canned or dried)

  • Dried Herbs and Spices (oregano, basil, cumin, pepper, rosemary, thyme and cinnamon)
  • Granola Bars

  • Instant Mashed Potatoes

  • Meals in a Box

  • Nuts

  • Whole Grain Pasta

  • Peanut Butter

  • Rice and Quinoa

  • Shelf-stable and Powdered Milk

  • Soup, Stew and Chili

  • Whole Grain Cereal

Personal Care | Cleaning Items

  • Tissues
  • Paper towels
  • Soap
  • Gloves
  • Face masks
  • Bleach (81 oz/ 1.5 L)
  • Disinfectant spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers
  • Disinfectant wipes (35+ count canister)

You can find these items in our Amazon Wishlist

Items requested in personalized sizes. Super-sized products cannot be accepted. 

If it can be done without jeopardizing health and safety, donations can be dropped off at Catholic Charities headquarters, 924 G St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001


Catholic Charities is currently accepting the following items:

Mens/Womens Clothing:

  • Sweatpants
  • Sweatshirt
  • T-Shirt
  • Undergarments 
  • Socks
  • Sunglasses   

Amazon Wish list

Hygiene Products:

  • Shampoo/Conditioner 
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Soap
  • Washcloth/Towel
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste

Amazon Wish list


Catholic Charities Program Care Packages

Catholic Charities programs support many different people who are experiencing transition in their lives. From men and women returning to society after incarceration, to new mothers, to unaccompanied minors who have recently come to the United States, we work with individuals to identify their needs and come up with solutions.

Get involved by creating care packs that will help meet a very real need in the lives of those we serve. Gather your group of friends, your church group, your neighbors, or your family to purchase supplies and create a set of care packs at a date and location of your choice. Then, contact the program to determine a time and location to deliver the kits. 


Other opportunities to help those in need

Make a financial donation


Donate your time



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.