Top Current Needs
All three NVFS shelters are in great need of new pillows, twin/full sheets, blankets, new towels, cleaning products and paper products. You can donate directly to the shelter(s) or contact Noelle Andreano at 571.748.2537 for more information.
SERVE's Hunger Resource Center, in addition to providing food assistance and nutrition guidance, distributes non-food items to families in crisis so that they can make ends meet. These include diapers sizes 3 and up, toilet paper, laundry detergent, shampoo and conditioner, cooking oil/spray, sugar, flour and coffee. To donate, visit 10058 Dean Drive in Manassas or contact Navara Cannon at 571.748.2536.
Laundry detergent. Clients at NVFS' Multicultural Center are frequently of extremely small means, and the ability to clean the clothes that they own makes a tremendous difference. Drop-off location: 6400 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22042. For questions, please contact Alison Burke.
Bicycle for teenagers: NVFS' youth mentoring program helps at-risk teenagers gain the skills for a stable, positive early adulthood. Bicycle donations help empower these teenagers to take control of their own lives with a sure way to get to school, extracurricular activities and part-time employment. Contact Noelle Andreano at 571.748.2537.
Baby cribs for foster families. Contact Noelle Andreano at 571.748.2537.
Diapers and wipes for client families with young children are always needed. Contact Noelle Andreano at 571.748.2537.
Toiletries, including razors, full-size shampoo and conditioner and ethnic hair products, are always needed. Contact Noelle Andreano at 571.748.2537.
Contact Noelle Andreano at 571.748.2537 if you wish to donate or have any questions.
Early Childhood Development (Early Head Start, Head Start, & Healthy Families)
- Diapers & Wipes (especially size 3 and above)
- Formula (preferred: Good Start)
- Children’s Board Books
- Bus tokens/Metro SMART Cards
- Crib Sheets & Small Blankets (new or gently used)
- Powdered Laundry Detergent (baby-safe)
- Baby “Proofing” Safety Items (i.e., outlet covers)
- Incentive Awards for Moms (slippers, lotions, soaps, shower gels, perfume, nail polish, etc.)
- Incentive Awards for Dads (sporting equipment, restaurant gift cards, etc.)
- Art and classroom supplies:
- Washable finger paint
- Washable tempura paint
- Art Kraft rolls (different colors)
- Manila Art paper
- Finger paint paper
- Paint brushes
- Washable markers and crayons
- Construction paper (different sizes and different colors)
- Index cards
- Easel pads
- Tissue paper
- Squeezable paint
- Shape stencils
- Paper for drawing
Homeless Shelters: Bailey's Crossroads, Hilda Barg and SERVE
- Bedroom items: pillows, garment plastic storage containers, clothing rack, night lights
- Children's bike helmets (Hilda Barg and SERVE only)
- Baby items (Hilda Barg and SERVE only): diapers-all sizes, especially sizes 5 & 6, baby wipes, diaper rash lotion/ointment baby bottles, Sippy cups, new car seats, baby monitors
- Toiletry items: body wash/soap, toothpaste/toothbrushes, men/women deodorant, Neosporin ointment, hand sanitizer, lotion, feminine products-especially maxi pads
- Bath items: shower curtains/liners, bathtub drain stoppers, bathtub safety mats, shower shoes, toilet paper
- Household items: paper towels, sponges, multipurpose cleaner, bleach, glass cleaner, floor cleaner for linoleum/Pergo, Lysol (liquid and spray)/Pine sol, mop heads, brooms (heavy duty/push-type), dustpans, vacuum cleaner, detergent (especially detergent pods), fabric softener sheets, tissues, flashlights, batteries (all types), light bulbs, padlocks with two keys, sidewalk de-icer, surge protectors
- Kitchen items: napkins, paper plates, disposable food containers (for dinner late plates for working clients), plastic forks, spoons, knives, plastic serving utensils
- Stationery: pens, dry-erase markers
- Clothing items: mens/womens clothing and shoes—especially black work shoes and pants, and polo-type shirts
Training Futures Job Training Program
- Metro SMART Cards
- Gift cards for groceries & gas
- Thumb Drives (minimum 4G)
- Business clothes for the Training Futures clothing closet
Prescription Medicine Access Program
- Gift cards to CVS, Wal-Greens, Rite Aid, Wal-Mart, Target, etc. in $25 increments
Non-perishable, non-canned food items:
- Bags of dried beans (pinto beans, black beans, chickpeas, lentils, etc.)
- Bags of rice
- Bags of pasta
- Beef jerky
- Dried fruit (cranberries, dates, raisins, etc.)
- Granola bars
- Black tea (loose of in bags)
- Powdered milk
- Reusable water bottles.
Clock Tower and Save 'N' Serve Thrift Stores
- Clean clothes, shoes, accessories
- Housewares, linens, small appliances
- Gift items, collectibles, estate goods, etc.
- Small furniture items (end tables, shelves, etc.)
- Records & CDs
- Sporting goods
- And more!
- Gift cards (Giant, Safeway, Harris Teeter, Target, & Wal-Mart) in increments LESS than $100
- Bus tokens/Metro SMART Cards
- Pre-paid international calling cards
- Gas gift cards
- Paint (Home Interior)
- Restaurant Gift Cards (Casual and fast food)
- Small gift items - lotions, fancy soaps, etc.
- Group tickets to sports or cultural events
- Electronic games/sports equipment
- New school supplies (August only)
- New Toys (December only)
- Children's Board Books
- Graphic Design
- Web Design
- Massage therapy
- Home Improvement (i.e. painting, HVAC, etc.)
Contact Noelle Andreano at 571.748.2537 for assistance in making a donation or organizing a collection drive today. Our needs change throughout the year, and new ideas from you, our generous community partners, will always be appreciated. We are happy to help you organize a donation drive that will meet the greatest client need!