Our 2011 annual Used Clothing Drive will be held Friday December 2 through Sunday December 4 at the Portals III on D Street between 12th and 13th Streets SW, so start checking your closet for items you can donate! We are looking for donations of used men’s women’s, and children’s clothing, accessories (shoes, hats, gloves, winter scarves, etc.), sleeping bags, blankets, comforters, and toiletries. We particularly need coats and winter items. “Plus” sizes are also appreciated. We also welcome monetary donations — to make a monetary donation please click on the link in the “Make A Donation” box on the right side of this page.

For detailed information on this years drive, including donating and volunteering, check out our 2011 GFTH Used Clothing Letter to Participating Organizations and our 2011 GFTH Used Clothing Information.

Used Clothing Drive

The 2010 Used Clothing Drive was a huge success! Thank you to our over 300 volunteers who sorted 4,235 bags of used clothing from our 81 donor organizations and helped deliver the clothing to 71 homeless shelters! Thank you also to all our donors! The winter will be a little warmer for many of the area homeless because of everyone’s hard work!

GFTH has held a used clothing drive every year since 1989.  Over the years, the drive has expanded exponentially –

  • with fewer than 1,000 bags of clothing distributed the first year to more than 4,500 large bags distributed in 2006, and
  • from a handful of volunteers to several hundred volunteers!

Download information and materials from the 2010 clothing drive here, including volunteer forms, donation information, used clothing drive map, and more!

Check out a list of some of the shelters we have delivered to!


Last year, hundreds of volunteers helped us sort and deliver thousands of bags of good quality used clothing, blankets, luggage and other items. We hope to have another year of great volunteer turnout.

Pictures from our Clothing Drive in 2010:

We are also grateful to Republic Properties Corporation for again generously helping us secure the use of The Portals III for our 2010 Used Clothing Drive.

Thanks to all of our donors and volunteers. The used clothing drives would not be possible without your support! Also, thank you for helping us continue to grow and find ways to expand the number of organizations we serve.

Please click here for a list of shelters that continue to accept used clothing donations throughout the year. You may want to call the shelter to be certain they are able to accept additional donations.

Gifts for the Homeless also uses your cash donations to purchase new clothing for the D.C. area homeless.
Archived Clothing Drive Articles