4 Ways to Give Local Like a Pro This Holiday Season

Central Union Mission

“Right now the Mission is in dire need of white twin-sized bed sheets and twin-sized bed-bug-proof mattress covers,” said Rev. Rutherford Cooke, Director of Men’s Ministry.”

Your donation to Central Union Mission will support individuals experiencing homelessness, underprivileged women, children, seniors, families and veterans.

“The Mission can always use donations of food—especially protein like meat and eggs—and monetary donations can be used to buy food from the Capital Area Food Bank, Cooke said, “We also rely on our supporters’ prayers and volunteer efforts!”

Donations are accepted every day from 7am to 7pm at 65 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

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Goodwill of Greater Washington
Donations to Goodwill support job training and employment across the region. Goodwill accepts clothing, furniture, housewares, vehicles, computers and other items in support of that mission. The group has stores and drop-off locations across the region, as well as pickup services for some items.

You can find a donation center in your area.

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The Salvation Army NOVA & The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command

The Salvation Army accepts donations of goods across the National Capital community. Donations support adult rehabilitation centers that provide residential housing, work, and group and individual therapy services.

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Capital Area Food Bank

Have you ever wondered what types of food are most helpful to donate? Capital Area Food Bank offers a guide for this holiday season.

CAFB accepts unopened, nonperishable food items from individual donors at two locations in Washington, DC and Northern Virginia.

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