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Your Donation Matters

Your donation to CFLS helps us provide reentry services to justice-affected women and families, bring hope to survivors of domestic violence, and lift homeless residents toward permanent self-sufficiency. People come to us each day looking for basic necessities such as food, underwear, shampoo, and more. Your support is what ensures that we have the supplies available to the people who need them most.

See how your generosity makes a difference.

No amount is too small or too large! There are many essential needs that your monetary donation helps make possible for those served by CFLS.


When you donate to our Emergency Services:

$10 provides new underwear and socks.

$25 pays for laundry detergent to wash donated clothes.

$50 supports Identification Printing & Services or covers a needed transportation stipend.

$75 provides a food donation.

When you donate to the CFLS Speakers Bureau:

$50 allows us to provide a Kindle to our Speakers Bureau members to encourage distance learning, literacy and professional development.

$500 ensures a Speakers Bureau member will receive professional coaching, mentorship, or therapy designed to further support healing.

$1,000 provides seven weeks of invaluable training for a Speakers Bureau member on her journey to feeling more empowered.

When you donate to our Starter Kits Initiative:

$750 funds a Starter Kit that will provide a woman returning home form the DOC with the essential tools needed to thrive.


Your donation is tax deductible. Learn more about your Donor Rights.

Mail a Check

Make it out to
Family Life Services

and drop off/mail to:
305 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Legacy Gift

Make an investment in
the future of CFLS and
leave a legacy for
generations to come with
one simple step – include
CFLS in your will.
View our Annual Report to see the difference your donation makes!
In Kind Donations
At Community Family Life Services (CFLS), we need and accept a variety of in-kind donations. We accept drop offs Monday - Thursday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at our Drop-In Center. For more information on our immediate needs, annual holiday drives or general inquiries about donating to CFLS, contact LaChrisa Richardson at

Acceptable Clothing Donations

  • Clean or gently used pants and shirts for Women, Men, and Children

  • Jackets (New or in good condition)

  • Matching Shoes

  • Socks

  • New Underwear

  • Travel-sized Toiletries (Shampoo, Lotion, Deodorant, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, etc.)

  • Blankets

  • Small or medium-sized bags or purses

  • Hats, Gloves, Scarves

  • Jewelry

  • Bras or Undershirts (Must be clean and in good condition)


Ongoing Needs

  • Non-perishable food

  • New or used adult clothing

  • Travel size toiletries

  • Gift certificates for grocery stores or restaurants

  • Metro fare cards

  • Backpacks and school supplies

  • Turkeys or toys for our holiday programs

  • Desktop and laptop computers

  • Sheets and Towels


Bulk Drop Offs
If you have 5 or more bags/boxes of
donations, please call ahead of
time so we can determine if we
have the capacity for your

Unacceptable Donations

  • Ripped or dirty shoes

  • Clothing with rips or holes

  • Furniture

  • Large Electronics

  • Broken toys or games

In Need of Clothing?

Whether in short-term crisis assistance or to empower individuals and families to successfully change their lives, our clothing closet is an essential resource in our continuum of programming. All clothes are donated and are free to CFLS clients and the community. Come visit our closet!
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