Winter Wishes

Make Wishes Come True

Help our clients fulfill their families’ wish lists to make this holiday season brighter. Your generous support as a Winter Wishes Sponsor can give our clients the holiday they deserve. Grant wishes. Spread joy. Remind our clients that they have our community’s support. Complete this form to sign up today! Update: All of Doorways’ current clients have been sponsored for the 2023 Winter Wishes season! The sign-up form is now closed. Thank you for your support! See more ways to give below.

Provide Shelter and Support this Season

Everyone deserves joy, peace, and hope, throughout and beyond the holiday season. Every year, we rely on our caring community to help provide those gifts to the families in our programs. Donate now to help ensure that families overcoming homelessness and abuse have safe shelter, wraparound support, and pathways to brighter futures:


Give the Gift of Choice

Empower your neighbors at Doorways by donating a gift card today! While Doorways is able to connect parents with in-kind donations of diapers, pack-and-plays and other necessities, gift cards give them the flexibility to fill in the gaps themselves, plus the satisfaction of being able to shop and provide for their family.

Target and VISA gift cards can be mailed to:

Attn: Development
P.O. Box 100185
Arlington, VA 22210

To coordinate a gift card drop off, please contact us.

Stock the Shelves for the Holidays

Our emergency shelters are the center of our supportive services. From our bedrooms to our playrooms, each area of our shelters plays such an important role each day for our families. You can help our clients’ temporary home feel as homey as possible this season by replenishing much-needed supplies for our Freddie Mac Foundation Family Home, Domestic Violence Safehouse, and Safe Apartments.

Shopping Doorways’ Amazon Wish Lists is a quick and easy way to help during the holidays and all year long. Purchase any of our urgently needed items through Amazon to have them shipped directly to Doorways for fast and hassle-free delivery. Thank you for your support!

Shop our wish lists

Choose a shipping address: To ship to Doorways directly, please select Doorways’ Gift Registry Address.

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!

Host a Collection Drive

Together we can achieve so much! Coordinating and hosting a collection drive is a fun and rewarding way to give back to your community. Rallying together friends, family, co-workers and/or your church family for a party or fundraiser can be a fun way to build your community and help a local cause at the same time! You can host a gift card drive in your office or a supply drive between your friends and family—every donation goes a long way toward helping our families. To learn more, please submit an interest form.

Do Your Holiday Shopping at AmazonSmile

Shop at AmazonSmile! It’s the same Amazon you know and love, but AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Doorways after you select us as your charity of choice.

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10 Ways Youth Can Get Involved

Parents, teachers, club leaders and other caregivers often ask how kids can support Doorways’ mission, especially around the holiday season. Young people are a very important part of our community, and there are several ways they can volunteer their time to help their neighbors.

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Donor Testimonial

My husband and I are so grateful to have the gift of knowing that our child has everything he needs to be healthy and happy, and to grow and thrive. We wish this for every parent and child, and it’s heartbreaking to know that there are innocent little ones in our own community who don’t have the very basic necessities, not to mention the security of home, that every child should have. So we hope our contribution will help Doorways come a little bit closer to its goal of addressing the desperate needs of families in crisis.

—Dana Milburn, Doorways Supporter