What Do The Homeless Need?
Thank you for wanting to help our clients! Over 250 people come to us each day looking for basic necessities such as food, underwear, maxipads, and shampoo. Your support is what help us have these supplies available to the people who need them most.
Below is a list of what our homeless clients need. You can pick whichever category speaks to you, or talk to our In-Kind Coordinator about which ones are most needed at this time.
If you are considering a donation drive for your school, church, or place of work, please contact Spencer Baldacci at (202) 503-1533 or [email protected].
Thrive DC Wish List
Not sure what to donate? Click here to see our General Wish List of all the items we are in need of.
We give out more than 100 Personal Care Items a day at Thrive DC. We need help supplying soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors and more.
While we are unable to accept size specific clothing donations such as shirts, pants, suits, and dresses due to limited storage space, we have a desperate need for ponchos, socks, and underwear.
Backpacks are one of the most vital donations our clients can receive. Many of the people we serve keep their whole lives in their backpacks, and need things that are sturdy, portable, and inconspicuous.
Winter Clothing Donations
From November through the February we collect warm winter clothing for our city’s most vulnerable. Help our clients stay warm this winter by donating your used coats, hats, gloves, and scarves.
Feminine Hygiene Product Donations
Women are uniquely vulnerable when they’re homeless, and face challenges that men will never have to face. Having the necessary hygiene products shouldn’t be a luxury, it should be a right.
Thrive DC serves breakfast and dinner to over 200 people each day, and provides groceries to 135 people each week. That’s a lot of food! We need your help to make sure we are providing our clients with enough fresh fruits and vegetables, protein, heart healthy grains, and shelf-stable necessities.
Don’t Know What To Donate?
If you aren’t sure what to donate, or want to have the maximum impact on our clients, consider donating financially. Your financial donations give Thrive DC the immediate flexibility to help clients no matter the need or situation.
Amazon Wish List
If you would like to purchase an item directly for our clients, please check out our Amazon Wish List.