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October 24th, 2018 at 11:59 pm


Dear GFTH Friends and Supporters:

We’re less than six weeks away from the Gifts for the Homeless annual Used Clothing Drive! Save the dates: November 30th and December 1st – 2nd , 2018!

If you’ve been with us before – welcome back!  And thank you for volunteering with, and donating used clothing and other items to our massive effort – the largest in D.C. We really appreciate, and count on, your support. Last year, together we were able to receive, sort, bag and deliver nearly 3,200 bags of clothing and other items to more than 55 shelters and homeless service organizations.

Here’s what YOU can do to HELP:

  • Donate clothing and other items on Friday, November 30th or the morning of Saturday, December 1st. Our drop off location and sorting site is 2300 N Street, NW, which is conveniently located north of Washington Circle and within walking distance of the Foggy Bottom/GW and Dupont Circle Metro stops.
  • Volunteer with us on Friday, November 30th, Saturday, December 1st, and Sunday, December 2nd (limited availability for volunteers on Sunday).
    • We need sorters and baggers
    • We need drivers of cars, pickup trucks (with tarp, cap or cover), vans or SUVs
    • We need people willing to go on deliveries out in the community
    • We need people just willing to pitch in!
    • Sign up for your volunteer shift here:
  • Ask your employer to conduct its own “feeder drive” – collecting donations and delivering them to us on Friday, November 30th.  This occurs throughout the city during the month of November. How you do it is up to you!  GFTH will provide donation receipts, ideas, support, and recognition! (You may wish to go one step further and pre-sort your items, so they come to us bagged, labelled and ready for delivery. Contact us for details!)
  • Spread the word! Follow us on social media and help us create buzz!


Current Schedule:

  • “Feeder Drives” – Held at law firms and organization at various times during November
  • Set-up – Thursday, November 29, 2018 (no public activities at the site)
  • Drop-off – Friday, November 30, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (we will also need drivers to help with small deliveries that can only happen on Friday)
  • Sorting and Deliveries – Saturday, December 1, 2018 – 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Final Deliveries and Clean-up – Sunday, December 2, 2018 – 8:00 a.m. to noon

Location:  2300 N Street, NW. This location is north of Washington Circle and walking distance from the Foggy Bottom and Dupont Circle Metro stops. Parking will be available.

Donation Categories: These are the donated items that we accept. The greatest need is always for warm winter items. We prefer that donations come to us unsorted (unless we have set your company up as a “pre-sorter”), but you can save our sorting volunteers time if you want to separate out women’s, men’s and children’s, but that is completely optional!

Women’s Coats
Women’s Sweaters/Sweats
Women’s Business
Women’s Pants
Women’s Shirts and Blouses 
Women’s Shoes
Women’s Bags, Belts & Accessories
Women’s Hats/Gloves/Scarves

Men’s Coats
Men’s Sweaters/Sweats
Men’s Business
Men’s Pants
Men’s Shirts
Men’s Shoes
Men’s Belts, Ties & Accessories
Men’s Hats/Gloves/Scarves
Boys 5-15 (Age, not size)
Girls 5-15 (Age, not size) 
Kids Coats
Kids Shoes
Sleeping Bags/Blankets
Sheets and Towels
Toiletries (Travel size pref.)

If it won’t fit into one of our categories, we ask that you find another place to donate it (Goodwill or similar).

About Us:

The Used Clothing Drive, now in its 32nd year, is a unique event, where 100 (or more) law firms, government agencies, corporate law departments, legal vendors, as well as the community at large, will come together to donate, sort, and deliver used clothing and other items to be distributed to homeless men, women and children in the greater Washington, D.C. area. 

GFTH is an all-volunteer nonprofit, with no paid staff. We rely solely on our Board, Leadership Council, and volunteers to fulfill our mission.   We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and 100% of every dollar we receive from public donations is used to purchase essential winter clothing and items to keep the homeless in D.C. warmer during the winter months. 

Our Used Clothing Drive also includes the opportunity for us to raise dollars from our donors – and we ask our Used Clothing team members to help support fundraising at your firm or organization to the greatest extent you can.  Our goal for 2018 is to make this the biggest Used Clothing Drive in our history – but we’ll need your help to do it.  You can see photos from past drives and our signature fundraising event, Banding Together, and learn more about us at our website,

For More Information:

Joe Edmondson
V.P. Used Clothing
(202) 215-2410

Charlie Johnson
Director of Volunteers
Bart Epstein



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