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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acceptable Clothing Donations
Clean or gently used pants and shirts for Women, Men, and Children
Jackets (New or in good condition)
Travel-sized Toiletries (Shampoo, Lotion, Deodorant, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, etc.)
Small or medium-sized bags or purses
Hats, Gloves, Scarves
Bras or Undershirts (Must be clean and in good condition)
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
Ripped or dirty shoes
Clothing with rips or holes
Broken toys or games