Life’s Little Necessities

Toiletry CartImagine not being able to shower when you wanted, brush your teeth when you wanted, or competing with 200 people to do your laundry each week.

These things are small but essential to our daily lives. Without them, our appearances degenerate and our confidence, self-respect, and initiative suffer. For someone already struggling with depression and/or challenging circumstances, feeling bad about the way we look exacerbates an already difficult situation.

At Thrive DC, we provide free showers, free laundry services, and free daily essentials. Help us support the confidence and self-respect of our clients. We need travel or sample sized:

  • Shampoo
  • Tooth brushes and toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Gold Bond
  • Razors
  • Cue tips
  • Lotion
  • First Aid Materials
  • Floss
  • Combs
  • Sunscreen

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.

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 flexibility to help clients no matter the need or situation.

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If you would like more details on what we need, or would like to collect these items as part of a donation drive, please contact our In-Kind Coordinator at [email protected] or (202) 503-1533. You may also use our poster to help advertise your drive: Donation Drive – Toiletries