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Donate to our Program Donation Drive!

Friendship Place’s Program Donation Drive is now live! Here are a list of items we need!

La Casa

  • Large print books for avid readers
  • Gift cards to various
  • Canned goods
  • T-shirts and Long Johns

Drop-In Welcome Center

  • Breakfast Sandwiches
  • Mid-Day Meals

Valley Place

  • Housewares (dishes, utensils, kitchenware, etc.)
  • Holiday décor (Easter, Christmas, Hanukkah, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, etc.)
  • Home décor
  • House plants
  • Etc.

The Brooks

To coordinate a donation drop-off for any of the items listed above, please contact:


About our donation drives

By Chris Cannedy, Community Engagement Manager

Over three decades ago, Friendship Place began as a humble community initiative to provide care and support for the homeless. Today, we have grown exponentially, but our core values remain the same – to rely on the generosity and compassion of our community in order to meet the needs of those we serve. 

The journey from a small grassroots effort to an organization that has made a significant impact on the lives of thousands is a testament to the power of collective action. We owe our success not only to our dedicated staff and volunteers but also to the unwavering support we receive from individuals like you.

It is through your donations, contributions, and tireless efforts that we are able to supply essential items and services to our participants. From basic necessities such as food, clothing, and shelter, to vital resources like counseling services and job training programs – every single donation makes a difference in transforming lives.

Friendship Place firmly believes that everyone deserves access to a safe and stable environment where they can thrive. By rallying together as a community, we can offer hope, dignity, and opportunities for growth for those who need it most. As we continue our mission of supporting individuals experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness, we humbly ask for your continued support. Together, let us create a future where no one is left behind. Your generous contributions truly make all the difference in building stronger communities and brighter futures for all.

Your Donation Helps End Homelessness!

Your support for Friendship Place has a lasting impact. In 2023, our programs ended or prevented homelessness for 4,993 people, including 1,507 children in families and 670 veterans. We empowered 167 people experiencing or at risk of homelessness to get jobs through innovative, state-of-the-art job placement services. Make a donation today in support of our work to end homelessness. Questions? Please feel free to call our fundraising office, 202.957.7834.

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