In-Kind Donations

Community Lodgings appreciates all donations from our generous supporters who provide needed items for the families we serve. In order to make the best use of our limited storage space and to ensure that families have access to the most urgently needed items, we have created the in-kind donation guidelines detailed below. If you have any questions, email or call 703-549-4407.

If you have recently donated, please click (HERE) to fill out our donation form for our records and a receipt will be sent to you upon request.

Donation Guidelines

Community Lodgings will only accept non-asset donations that fit in one of the following categories:

  1. The item can supplement Community Lodgings’ current office supply, cleaning supply or program supply needs.
  2. The item can be used by an active or planned program at Community Lodgings.
  3. The item is listed on Community Lodgings’ AmazonSmile Charity List.

If you would like to donate an item that is NOT on our AmazonSmile Charity List, please contact the Community Outreach Coordinator at to request donation drop-offs or pick-ups. The donation must be approved before we are able to accept it.

In an ongoing effort to best utilize your gifts, we are UNABLE to accept the following:

  • Used plush furniture or bedding (i.e. mattresses, couches, pillows, etc.)
  • (Typically) Donations that need to be picked up outside of a 25 mile radius from our administrative office: 3912 Elbert Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Used clothing
  • Used plastic kitchenware (cups, plates, bowls, utensils, etc.)

How to Give


AmazonSmile is a great way for you to support Community Lodgings every time you shop at Amazon…at no additional cost! Shopping with AmazonSmile is just as simple as shopping from your own Amazon account with the added bonus that AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the eligible purchase price to Community Lodgings. The process is simple:

  1. Visit
  2. Select “Start Shopping” and sign in with the same account you use for
  3. Select your Community Lodgings as your charity
  4. Start shopping! Remember to checkout at to generate donations for Community Lodgings.
    Tip: Add a bookmark to make it easier to shop at


Our AmazonSmile Charity List allows donors to purchase items for homeless and low-income families and children, and have them sent directly to Community Lodgings. Click on the button below if you would like to donate from our AmazonSmile Charity List.

Click here for information on donation drives

Need ideas on what to donate? Click here!

Click here to see items you probably didn’t know you could donate!


Donation Drop-Offs

Community Lodgings will accept approved in-kind donation items Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at 3912 Elbert Ave. Suite #108, Alexandria, VA 22305. Donors must contact us in advance via email or donation form to make arrangements.

Donation Pick-Ups

Community Lodgings will pick up donations Monday-Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Please contact to request donation pick-ups.