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December 10th, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Check out our pictures to see if you made any of them and to get a good glimpse of the inner and outer workings of the 2013 used clothing drive (December 6-8)!

 

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December 5th, 2013 at 7:56 am

Although these maps note that they are from 2008, they remain the same for this year’s drive.  They will give you a better sense of the building where the drive is located for planning your arrival to the site.  A color street view map is in one of the older posts further below to give you a birds eye view of the sorting location.

 

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December 5th, 2013 at 6:30 am

While our sorting site will be open throughout the weekend as indicated in an older post below, in order to best meet the needs of area homeless shelters and providers, we would greatly appreciate that all donations be dropped-off at the sorting site either anytime on this coming Friday or Saturday morning.  It sometimes can be more challenging to find a home for donations dropped-off later on Saturday or Sunday.  Thanks for all of your efforts and support!

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December 3rd, 2013 at 9:25 pm

dropoff3While we encourage all of our volunteers to use public transportation (see older post a few further down below) to join us at the drive this coming weekend, we know that it’s not always convenient or accessible to all or that there may be other good reasons to drive, i.e., to bring donations, help make deliveries, or bring a carful of volunteers.  No worries, as the parking garage connected directly next to the sorting site location will be open again this year.  The cost is $5 with opening hours as follows:

Friday, 12/6:  opens super early (before 8:00 a.m.)

Saturday, 12/7:  opens at 8:00 a.m.

Sunday, 12/8:  opens at 9:00 a.m.

Street parking is also available near and around the sorting site, but please be prepared that many (but not all) spots may have meters that may be in effect and need to be fed during the course of the weekend.

If you are driving to the sorting site only to drop-off donations, our easy no-fuss curbside drop-off will again be right in front of the sorting site building (1201 Maryland Avenue, SW, on the D Street side) where our cheerful volunteers will greet you and be available to receive the donations.  Vehicles can temporarily park at the curbside to drop-off the donations, so parking will not be an issue in that specific instance.  GFTH signage will be posted outside of the building to mark the sorting site and designated curbside drop-off area.

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November 25th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Online volunteer sign-up is underway and continuing!  We highly recommend that all volunteers sign-up in advance here to help us best plan for having a successful drive.  Below are the hours of operation of the drive to help you plan on scheduling your volunteer time:

Friday, December 6th – Drop-off and Limited/Speialty Sorting:   8:00 a.m. to  6:30 p.m. 

Saturday Sort and Delivery:   8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Sunday Delivery and Break Down:  8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Prime volunteer hours usually are on Saturday, beginning from early morning to about 1pm, though volunteers are appreciated at other days and times as well.  If your plans to volunteer should be shortened or lengthened at the drive, no problem!  Please let a GFTH staff member know at the drive.  Light breakfast, a pizza lunch, and soft drinks, juices and water are provided for free to fuel our hard working volunteers throughout the day.

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