Our main drop-off location for material donations is 71 O Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. We are open to receive donations from 8:00am-4:00pm during the week, or 7:00am-2:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. We will offer you a donation receipt for your tax records when you drop off your donation.
SOME provides a variety of ways to give back this holiday season. Please visit our Holiday Opportunities Page to learn more.
SOME provides over 70,000 pounds of groceries each year to thousands of hungry people. We support healthy eating at SOME, and you can help!
Organizing a food drive can be simple, fun and an effective way to help SOME combat hunger in our community. Consider organizing a food drive in your neighborhood, at your local school, place of worship or workplace.
Each and every item collected does make a difference! Download our food drive flyer to get started!
If you are having a large food drive that may require pick-up service, please contact our Donations Manager at 202.797.8806, ext. 2104 or [email protected]. Our driver and truck are extremely busy, so we are only able to offer pick-up service for large food drive collections.
Food Wish List
SOME cannot accept any opened food products or products with expired dates.
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 in urgent need of the following items:
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. SOME is no longer able to accept furniture. We gratefully accept the items listed below:
Pots and pans ● Ironing boards ● Blankets/quilts ● Twin sheets & pillow cases ● Throw blankets ● Towels ● New cleaning supplies (dish & laundry detergent, etc.) ● Paper towels & toilet paper ● Garbage bags ● Reusable grocery bags ● Banker boxes
We are also seeking Welcome Baskets with supplies for those just moving into our housing programs. Baskets contain a set of twin sheets, a large towel, a hand towel, one pot and one pan. These supplies can be donated as individual items or as a complete set in a reusable bag, basket or bin.
Combs/Brushes ● Conditioner ● Deodorant ● Depends ● Lotion ● Pads & tampons ● Razors ● Shampoo ● Shaving Cream ● Soap ● Toothbrushes ● Toothpaste
Further questions regarding material donations should be directed to our Donations Manager at 202.797.8806, ext. 2104 or [email protected].