Donate Goods

To fully serve the nearly 2,000 women who come through our doors each year, the Village relies on donated items from our community. All donated items are distributed free of charge to the women who use our services.

In-Kind Gifts 

N Street Village accepts fully functioning, gently used, and new in-kind gifts based on the needs of our community. Gifts include donated goods like gently used clothing, new toiletries, etc. In-Kind Gifts are accepted by appointment only Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are not able to accept in-kind gifts without first contacting the In-Kind Gifts Office. Due to staff and transportation limitations, we are unable to pick up donations and appreciate your delivery of items.

Contact Adam Brunell at or 202-939-2058 to schedule a drop off time or for additional donation assistance.

Here are our top 10 In-Kind Donation Needs Today

(many of which can be purchased from our Amazon Wish List)

  1. Umbrellas and ponchos
  2. Washcloths (new)
  3. Bath towels (new)
  4. Travel-sized lotions
  5. Travel-sized deodorant
  6. Travel-sized body wash/shower gel
  7. Toilet paper
  8. Travel-sized toothpaste
  9. Disinfectant wipes
  10. Flip flops (new, sizes 8-13)

Purchase and ship in-kind donations directly

Click below for more detailed lists of in-kind needs


We accept a variety of food donations for our Day Center. We cannot accept expired food. As a community for women in recovery, we cannot accept any items that contain alcohol or references to alcohol (e.g. mouthwash). Preferred food item donations include:

  • Canned or sealed food items, such as pasta sauce, brown rice, dry beans, canned salmon and chicken, tuna, low sodium canned vegetables, canned fruit in own juice, or prepared casseroles
  • Fresh produce
  • Healthy snacks for Bethany Women’s Center, such as crackers and popcorn
  • Breakfast – whole grain cereal, oatmeal, complete pancake mix, maple syrup, grits
  • Beverages – diabetes friendly drinks, tea, coffee, fruit juice
  • Spices – black pepper, garlic powder, olive oil, vegetable, and various cooking spices
  • Gift Cards to Giant or Whole Foods

Clothing and Accessories

  • Women’s cotton underwear (new, sizes 5-14)
  • Socks (sizes 9-13)
  • Umbrellas
  • Ponchos
  • Luggage
  • Payless gift cards
  • Flip flops (sizes 8-11)

Due to overwhelming support, we are longer accepting clothes under size 14 and high heeled shoes.


  • Pots (new, gently used)
  • Pans (new, gently used)
  • Utensils (forks, spoons, butter knives)
  • Glasses
  • Plates
  • Spatulas
  • Serrated knives for cutting
  • Cutting boards
  • Mixing bowls
  • Serving spoons
  • Microwaves (new, gently used)
  • Coffee makers (new, gently used)

Health and Wellness

  • Over the Counter Medicines
    • Claritin
    • Benadryl
    • Pepto-Bismol
    • Antacids
    • Mucinex (tablet form)
    • Gas X
    • Stool softener
    • Sugar free cough drops
    • Metamucil
    • Prilosec OTC (omeprazole)
    • Glucagon diabetic tablets
    • Fiber pills
    • Milk of Magnesium Tablets
    • Diabetes specific: Test strips for Bayer Contour meter, Glucagon glucose for hypoglycemia (in tube or tablets)
    • Anti-fungal cream
    • Medical tape
    • Vaseline
  • Eye Care
    • Visine eye drops
    • Eye solution
    • Reading glasses (1.50-2.0,2.5,2.75)
  • Smoking Cessation
    • Sugar free gum and candy
    • Nicotine lollipops
    • Patches and throat lozenges


  • African American hair care products
  • Bar soap (travel and full-size)
  • Body wash/shower gel (travel-sized only)
  • Lotion
  • Toothpaste (travel and full-size)
  • Deodorant (travel and full-size)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Make-up (new, unopened)

Cleaning and Building Supplies

  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Laundry detergent
  • Bleach
  • Floor cleaner
  • All-purpose spray cleaner, like Clorox Greenworks or Kitchen and Bath Cleaner
  • Scouring powder
  • Dry erase sponges
  • Regular sponges
  • Toilet paper

Bed and Bath

  • Standard-size pillows
  • Sheets (twin-sized)
  • Bath towels
  • Washcloths
  • Shower curtains and liners
  • Bath mats
  • Shower hooks

*All items above must be new and unused


Run a Donation Drive

Would you like to run an in-kind donation drive for N Street Village? Donation drives are great for neighborhoods, youth groups, congregations, schools, corporations, or individuals that want to get involved! This is one of the best ways for N Street Village to stock up on much needed items all year long. Download N Street Village’s guide filled with tips on running a successful event.

Please contact Adam Brunell at  or 202-939-2058 prior to launching your drive to guarantee your drive collects items most needed by our community.