Our main drop-off location for material donations is 71 O Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. We are open to receive donations from 7:30am-4:00pm during the week, or 8:00am-2:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. We will offer you a donation receipt for your tax records when you drop off your donation.
Food Wish List
SOME cannot accept any opened food products or products with expired dates.
In addition to the Dining Room where we serve hot meals daily, SOME operates a food pantry. From the food pantry we distribute non-perishable food items to our many programs and houses year round. We welcome donations of all kinds of non-perishable food to keep our pantry stocked.
Are you organizing a food drive? Thank you! You can download and use this food drive flier to help promote your event.
If you are having a large food drive that may require pick-up service, please contact our Donations Coordinator at 202.797.8806, ext. 2104 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Our driver and truck are extremely busy, so we are only able to offer pick-up service for large food drive collections.
SOME distributes new and gently used donations of clothing, free of charge, for men, women and children. We ask that donors give only clothing items appropriate for the season in which they are dropped off. Clothing should be laundered and free of tears or stains. It is a great help to us if men’s, women’s and children’s items are bagged separately.
We are particularly seeking the following items:
We collect shoeboxes decorated for the holidays and brimming with gifts and essential items (see list below) for homeless or poor children, women and men.
All shoebox gifts should contain a hat, scarf, pair of gloves, socks, underwear, soap, shampoo, lotion, toothpaste and toothbrush.
For women, please also include sanitary napkins and/or tampons and deodorant.
For men, please also include razors and deodorant.
For children, please also include a small gift or toy.
Gifts cards are greatly appreciated, too, but optional. If you choose to include them, please have them from stores such as Giant, Safeway, CVS or Walgreens. Do not include cash, food, candy or mouthwash.
We are collecting shoeboxes through Thursday, December 11, 2014.
Please wrap or decorate your shoebox lids and boxes separately. On the lids, attach a list of the items included in the box and label the box, “child,” “woman,” or “man,” and deliver to SOME, 71 O Street, NW, Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm or on the weekends, from 7:00am to 2:00pm.
To arrange a pick-up for large amounts of shoebox gifts, please our Donations Coordinator at 202.797.8806, ext. 2104 or email@example.com.
During the holidays, SOME distributes donations of new toys and books to the children in its programs. Toy donations should be unwrapped, and SOME cannot accept donations of used toys.
SOME accepts gently used donations of basic household items. These donations are given to individuals who have recently moved off the streets or out of shelters into a new apartment. Donations that could help such individuals make their new apartment feel like home are greatly appreciated. We gratefully accept the items listed below:
TVs ● Microwaves ● Toasters ●
Coffeemakers ● Vacuum cleaners ● Radios/CD players ● DVD players
Pots and pans ● Sets of dishes,
cups and glasses ● Silverware
● Cooking utensils
Ironing boards ● Blankets/quilts ● Sheets & pillow cases ● Throw blankets ● Towels ● New cleaning supplies (dish & laundry detergent, etc.) ● Paper towels & toilet paper
SOME holds an annual Dinner Gala and Silent Auction to benefit our services for the poor and homeless. We are currently collecting items to include in our 2014 Silent Auction. If you are able to provide any of the items listed below, please contact Ingrid Feigenbaum at 202.797.8806, ext. 1129 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further questions regarding material donations should be directed to our Donations Coordinator at 202.797.8806, ext. 2104 or email@example.com.