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November 16th, 2016 at 1:56 pm

GFTH is holdings its annual Used Clothing Drive on December 1-3, 2017.

The fun remains the same, except note that we are hosting at a new site this year: 2300 N Street, NW, Washington, DC (just north of the Foggy Bottom Metro Station; parking also available).

Volunteers Needed!!

We begin on Friday, December 1, and we need volunteers starting that day through Sunday, December 3.  Last year we had nearly 300 volunteers join us.  Please come out and help!!! 

 We need help with a variety of activities during the weekend:

– On Friday, we will receive clothing donations at our drop-off, and begin delivering items to a number recipients right away.  Volunteers, including drivers, are needed.

– On Saturday, our biggest day, we will sort, bag and deliver some 3,500+ bags of used clothing and other donated items.  While sorting is expected to be completed by mid-afternoon on Saturday, deliveries will go on all day long.

– On Sunday, we will complete deliveries up to early afternoon, and break down and clean up our sorting operation.

We have a special need for drivers (those with SUVs, trucks and vans are much appreciated, but cars work too!) and their passengers who can make the deliveries.  GFTH expects to deliver to more than 60 shelters and homeless service providers in DC, Maryland and Virginia.  Deliveries are a special part of the weekend for volunteers because it is a unique opportunity to see where the donations go and the appreciation from the beneficiaries.

Online volunteer sign up is now open for the GFTH annual used clothing drive, and you can sign up by clicking here:  And if your schedule allows, please sign up for multiple volunteering slots. 

We look forward to seeing you at the drive!!!

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December 5th, 2012 at 10:30 am

We’re getting a head start on planning for our Clothing Drive in 2013.  Please use the link below to sign up for various duties including drivers and sorters.

Sign up for Clothing Drive 2013!

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October 23rd, 2012 at 10:39 am

You can sign up to volunteer for our annual Clothing Drive below.

GFTH Volunteer Form

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October 18th, 2011 at 10:54 am


This is a summary of the 2010 Used Clothing Drive on December 2, 2011 – December 4, 2011.

Volunteers have fun sorting at our 2010 Used Clothing Drive.

Clothing Receivers: On Friday, December 2, 2010, as the drive begins, the clothing donations will be brought from the participating firms and organizations to this year’s sorting location. For 2010, we will be sorting at the Portals III, on D Street SW, between 12th and 13th streets, SW. Volunteers are on duty all day Friday to receive the clothes and set up the site for the weekend’s activities. We welcome volunteers to help us receive the clothes on Friday especially in the afternoon! By Friday night, the donations are usually enough to fill several large rooms floor to ceiling!

Download a map that shows the sorting site, as well as a site plan for the building that shows the entrance on D Street SW where we will be receiving all deliveries of clothing. Please drop off deliveries at the D Street entrance. It will be clearly marked. Volunteers should also enter the building from D Street, SW.

Clothing Sorters & Distributors: On Saturday, December 3, the real heavy lifting begins. Volunteers dig in to the countless bags and boxes of donated clothing and separate them by gender and type of item. The donations are then bagged, labeled, and sorted, ready for delivery. While this is a time-consuming process, it is critically important in order to meet the stated needs of each of the shelters. At the same time, other volunteers deliver the donations to the shelters throughout town. The whole operation continues until the last bag is donated to the last shelter, usually late Sunday afternoon.

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