For more than 30 years, Gifts for the Homeless (GFTH), a Washington, DC nonprofit, has been providing essential new winter clothing items and blankets, as well as good used clothing and accessories, to homeless shelters, soup kitchens, transitional housing facilities and other homeless support organizations in order to keep homeless men, women and children in the DC metro area a little warmer each winter.
100% of every penny we receive from the public each year is used to purchase and deliver new warm coats, hats, gloves, socks, blankets and more – with a retail value of more than $1.5 million — to homeless support organizations throughout the DC/MD/VA metro area.
GFTH is an all-volunteer (501)(c)(3) nonprofit. We run the largest clothing drive in the city each December. With the help of hundreds of volunteers, we sort and deliver 3,000-4,000 bags of good used clothing, bedding and accessories to nearly 50 homeless support organizations across the metro area.
GFTH hosts an exciting and unique once-a-year charity concert each summer, Banding Together: Battle of the Law Firm Bands. Last year the event raised more than $225,000 – all of it used to purchase new clothing items and blankets for the local homeless population.