Supply An Essential

When you give in-kind goods to Friendship Place, you’re providing day to day essentials for families and individuals in need. You’re also helping us offset purchases that supplies participants with necessities, like the purchase of a SmarTrip card that allows an AimHire job-seeker to get to an interview. This allows us to focus monetary gifts to our programs, and helps us do what we do best—getting people off the streets and into housing!

There are many ways to give in-kind. You can donate stocks, leave a legacy gift, make us a beneficiary of your estate plans, take advantage of your employer’s matching program, donate your auto or make an an online gift at this very moment.

To schedule a donation drop-off, please contact Chris Cannedy at 202.503.2971 or

Friendship Place Wish List

Please click here to see an up to date list of items needed for individual participants and families

  • General program needs

    • Metro SmarTrip cards
    • Gifts cards (Target, Giant, Safeway, CVS, Subway)
    • Food & Toiletry items
    • Household items and cleaning supplies
    • Seasonal clothing items (see below)
    • Mens t-shirts (in all sizes, including XL)
    • Washcloths
  • Clothes

    We accept new or gently used Men’s and Women’s professional/business attire:

    • Dress pants
    • Skirts
    • Shirts
    • Blouses
    • Suits
    • Dress suits
    • Belts & ties

To donate other types of clothing, please visit St. Albans Opportunity Shop. Friendship Place participants can pick up clothing at the wonderful thrift store, free of charge.

  • Seasonal holiday needs

    • Thanksgiving meals
    • Christmas adopt-a-family
    • Easter Baskets
    • School backpacks
    • Long underwear, hats, gloves, scarves, etc. (prior to, or during winter months)

    Please click here to sign up to help with a holiday need.

  • Organize a Donation Drive!

    Interested in organizing a donation drive at your office, school, or place of worship? Please contact Chris Cannedy at 202.248.3090 or Your generosity and support would make a positive difference in the lives of the men, women and children we serve.

Due to limited storage space, Friendship Place cannot accept furniture or large items, such as televisions, at this time. Please also note that our Calvert Street office is no longer accepting donations.

Your Donation Helps End Homelessness!

Your support for Friendship Place has a lasting impact. In 2020, our programs ended or prevented homelessness for 2,664 people, including 606 children in families and 661 veterans. We empowered 200 people experiencing or at risk of homelessness to get jobs through innovative, state-of-the-art job placement services. Friendship Place's programs collectively served a total of 3,432 people in 2020. Make a donation today in support of our work to end homelessness. Questions? Please feel free to call our fundraising office, 202.503.2970.

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