A-SPAN Wish List

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  • Furniture, clothing & other items accepted on an as-needed basis.
  • Only new and laundered items can be accepted at the Homeless Services Center.
  • USED clothing must be dropped at A-SPAN donation bins prior to being sent to the Homeless Services Center.
  • Used clothing may be delivered to: Whole Foods – 2700 Wilson Blvd. or St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church – 3304 Washington Blvd.

 

For your convenience, items may be purchased at A-SPAN’s Amazon Registry, and they will be shipped directly to us.target-logo1

 

Current Client Needs:

  • Boots
  • Sneakers
  • NEW Socks
  • Winter-wear (gloves, scarfs, beanies, long-johns)
  • NEW Underwear
  • Blankets
  • NEW Bras
  • Backpacks

 

Year-Round Needs:

  • White T-Shirts
  • Jeans
  • Tennis Shoes & Boots
  • White Socks
  • Large Sized Underwear

 

Hygienic Supplies:

  • Sunscreen
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Soap/Body Wash
  • Deodorant
  • Gold Bond Powder
  • Oral Hygiene (toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash)

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Gift Cards

  • Metro Cards (to help clients get to and from appointments and work)
  • Target (to help recently housed clients get items for their new home)

 

**Occasionally we have needs for our recently housed clients. When they transition into housing, they rely on in-kind donations to help make their house a home.

 

Kitchen

  • Pots/Pans
  • Dishes (cups, bowls, plates, silverware)
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Paper Towels

 

Bathroom

  • Shower Liner/Curtain/Hooks
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels
  • Bathroom Rugs
  • Hygienic Supplies

 

Bedroom

  • NEW Queen size sheets & blankets

 

DONATION GUIDELINES ~ DONATION DO’s & DON’Ts

DO

  • Call ahead before making a donation (703) 228-7803
  • Donate new clothing.
  • Donate ADULT sized clothing.
  • If clothing is gently used and laundered, drop off at an A-SPAN clothing bin. Click here for donation bin locations.
  • Check with A-SPAN to determine standards for donating furniture

 

DON’T

  • Leave items unattended outside the center.
  • Donate broken or soiled items.
  • Donate kid’s clothing. A-SPAN works with the single adult population.
  • Give items that have been recalled, banned, or do not meet current safety standards. For more information, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission (www.cpsc.gov)