How Can

You donate

At Community Family Life Services (CFLS), we need and accept a variety of in-kind donations.

Donation Drop Off Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm Monday - Thursday

For bulk drop offs (5 or more bags/boxes of donations), please call ahead of time so we can determine if we have the capacity for your donation. 

**Update: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, please email/call ahead before donating items to CFLS. Drop-In Center Manager can be reached at or (202) 347-0511 ext. 3460.

Acceptable Donations

  • Socks

  • New Underwear

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

  • Blankets

  • Small or medium sized bags or purses

  • Hats, Gloves, Scarves

  • Jewelry

  • Sheets and Towels

Unacceptable Donations

  • Ripped or dirty shoes

  • Clothing with rips or holes

  • Furniture

  • Large Electronics

  • Broken toys or games

Below is a list of our 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

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.

For more information on our immediate needs or general inquiries about donating items to CFLS, contact:

Dennis Vasquez at (202) 347-0511 ext. 3460 or

ways you can donate:



If you're in the neighborhood stop on by and make your donations.

When mailing your donation, please make sure to include your name, mailing address, email and phone number so that we can acknowledge the donation and send you a tax receipt.

Send your donations via mail to:

Community Family Life Services

305 E Street, NWWashington, DC 20001

Click here to find out about the various in-kind donations you can make and how it will benefit our programs. – Make sure the box is linked to the In-kind donation page.

To make a donation over the phone, please call 202-864-6302