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In-Kind Giving

Donations from the community aid Doorways in keeping food and household supplies expenditures as low as possible, enabling us to focus our financial resources on providing our clients with a safe home and support services that help them build independent, self-sufficient lives. Please see our donation guidelines for details on what items we do and do not accept.

Contact Us

For questions about donating items and/or conducting a donation drive, or to schedule a donation dropoff, please contact Ashley Stewart, Community Relations and Development Coordinator at 703-504-9271 or

🚗 Drive-Thru Deeds 🚗

Doorways hosts Drive-Thru Deeds most Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Contact Ashley Stewart at 703-504-9271 or to schedule your Drive-Thru drop off today! Subscribe to our emails for regular updates on our most urgent needs and Drive-Thru Deeds details.

Current In-Kind Wish List

To assist Doorways in meeting our clients’ ongoing needs for personal care and household items, see Doorways’ online wish list for our urgent needs in addition to the list of year-round needs below.

See Amazon wish list

You can donate these items by coordinating a collection drive, making an individual donation or ordering them online for easy and fast delivery through our Amazon Wish List. Please see our donation guidelines for additional information.

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How to Shop Doorways’ Amazon Wish List

Visit our Amazon Wish List at to see our urgently needed items.

Choose a shipping address: To ship to Doorways directly, please select our Gift Registry Address. Alternatively, you can ship the item(s) to yourself, and then arrange an in-person donation drop off.

Choose gift options: Please leave your name, address and contact information in the “Gift Message” section. This information will then be printed on the gift receipt. Otherwise, we will not know the gift came from you. Save gift options and continue with your checkout as normal. Thank you for your donation!

Year-Round Needs

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Household, Personal Care, and Baby Items (New, Unopened and Full-Size)

  • Garbage bags
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Laundry detergent (liquid or pods; no powder)
  • Lysol wipes
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Dishwasher detergent
  • Dishwashing soap
  • Swiffer WetJet refills
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Baby wipes

These items can be ordered online through Doorways’ online wish list and they will be delivered to us directly. Please see our donation guidelines for additional information. To arrange an in-person drop off, please call (703) 504-9400.

Donation Guidelines

To make the process of donating easier and for the safety and interests of our clients, here are some guidelines for providing in-kind donations to Doorways clients:

  • See Doorways’ online wish list or contact Doorways staff to determine which new, full-size items we currently need most.
  • Please call ahead to schedule a drop off time. Donations are only accepted at our main office and must be prearranged with Doorways staff.
  • We accept new, unopened, full-size items (instead of travel-sized items), which help our clients feel at home.
  • For additional details, please contact us.

Items We Do Not Accept

We are unable to accept the following items. For alternative places to donate these items, please check out our community partners!

  • Travel-size items such as toiletries
  • Clothing items or shoes (this includes new clothing items and shoes)
  • Furniture, including mattresses
  • Food, candy, or drinks
  • Used toys, books, games, or housewares
  • Used bedding or linens
  • Used baby items (pack n plays, car seats, breast pumps, cribs/bassinets, etc.)
  • Items that are opened, previously used, soiled, or removed from their original packaging (including personal care/hygiene products)
  • Items that have been recalled, banned, or do not meet current safety standards