Coat Drive for the Homeless

Coat Drive for the HomelessEvery winter our homeless clients struggle to stay warm, and the cold weather provides some of the most severe crisis situations they have to endure.

During this time our clients turn to us for warm clothing. This year we will give out cold weather materials on:

  • Friday, December 2nd
  • Friday, January 13th
  • Friday, February 3rd

To be prepared, we need your donations the Monday before we give things out.

If you would like to host a Coat Drive for our homeless clients, please contact our In-Kind Coordinator at (202) 503-1528 or

You can also use our Coat Drive flyer to assist in your efforts: Welcome Warmth Flyer 2016

Used Items Our Clients Need:

  • Coats (especially men’s XL and up)
  • Hats, Scarves, Gloves
  • Blankets
  • Sleeping Bags

New Items Our Clients Need:

  • Socks
  • Men’s boxers and women’s underwear
  • Thermals (Long undershirts and underwear)

Donating Through Our Amazon Wish List

Don’t have anything to donate, or don’t know what to provide us? You can help us get exactly what we need by buying items off of our Amazon Wish List. Just don’t forget to include a note with your name and address so we can send you a thank you letter!

Dropping Off Donations

Unfortunately, we are not able to pick up donations. But you can bring things to us at our location in Columbia Heights Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Before you come, please let our staff listed below know to expect you! If you are unable to get to us during normal operating hours, we would be happy to talk about setting up a more convenient time for drop offs.


If you would like more information on what kind of things our clients clients need, or want to collect coats as part of a donation drive, please contact Greg at or (202) 503-1528.