Donate your unwanted, lightly worn clothing this winter season
The winter is season is here! As you prepare to get out some of your new winter gear, don’t forget to donate some of your older, lightly worn cold season clothing to a local donation center near you. When you donate the clothing you’re making a pathway for someone else less fortunate to stay warm for the next few months. At The Collective Apartments, we believe in making an impact throughout the DC community, and that will always mean supporting each other. Visit one of the donation centers listed below and give someone the gift of warmth and security this holiday season.
CENTRAL UNION MISSION (65 Massachusetts Avenue NW) is receiving donations of men’s, women’s, and children’s winter coats of all sizes from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily. You can leave donations with front desk attendants who can also help with unloading items if needed. Staff members also provide donors with a form for tax purposes, as well as thank-you bags.
THRIVE DC (1525 Newton St NW) is accepting gently used winter coats, hoodies, gloves, hats, scarves, blankets, and sleeping bags, as well as new underwear, thermals, and socks. Items can be dropped off at the organization’s headquarters between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thrive will distribute items to clients on December 2, January 13, and February 3. People can also donate by purchasing items from the organization’s Amazon Wish List.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES (2811 O Street, SE) is accepting new and gently used, cleaned coats—larger sizes are especially needed. The organization is also taking new packages of socks. People can bring donations directly to the coat closet at St. Francis Xavier Church on December 10 and January 14, as well as two other locations during designated times.
MARTHA’S TABLE (2114 14th Street NW) is collecting winter clothing and cold-weather gear including hats, scarves, thermals, sleeping bags, and more to be distributed on its mobile food truck and at its two Martha’s Outfitters thrift store locations.
You still have time to donate to the WC Smith/Building Bridges Across the River coat drive for cold-weather outerwear for children. The coats will be distributed during the WCS/Building Bridges Holiday Bazaar for Villages of Parklands residents on December 11. A registry has been created at Target for easy purchasing, or individuals can contribute from the vendor of their choice. You can sign up to participate here. Coats for older kids are, particularly in need. Coats should be delivered by Dec. 6.