Gifts for the Homeless, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) corporation. All donations are tax-deductible, to the extent permitted by law. There are a few ways to donate.


By clicking on the link above, you will be connected to Givebutter, our authorized administrator of online donations, and you can make a secure donation using PayPal or Venmo, or by card with your Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card.

Donate By Mail:

Mail your check to our new mailing address:

Gifts for the Homeless
1220 L Street NW

Ste 100 – 210
Washington, DC 20005-4018

  • Check donations maximize your contribution by avoiding transaction fees.
  • When sending a check, if you are associated with a DC area law firm, please identify the law firm.

Give via Amazon Smile:

Gifts for the Homeless has teamed up with the AmazonSmile Foundation and is now eligible to receive 0.5% of the price of all of your eligible purchases as a charitable donation at no cost whatsoever to you!  This is a fantastic way to support the critical work that Gifts for the Homeless does to provide clothing for homeless men, women and children in the DC metro area. 

Signing up and shopping is simple and easy.  It only takes about 30 seconds!  Here’s how it works: 


  • Go to
  • Designate Gifts for the Homeless as your charity of choice.


  • Make sure you’re on the website.  (It’s a good idea to bookmark the site.)
  • Shop as usual.

·         The Amazon Smile Foundation will automatically make a donation to Gifts for the Homeless equal to 0.5% of each purchase!

That’s all there is to it.  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know.  You can buy the same products, at the same prices, using the same account as you normally use on Amazon.  Even more info about the program can be found here.

Remember, making purchases on AmazonSmile does not increase your costs in any way.  The AmazonSmile Foundation simply makes the donation to Gifts for the Homeless at no cost to you.  And remember: 100% of every dollar that Gifts for the Homeless receives in donations is used to provide essential clothing to the poorest and neediest folks in our community.

We hope you’ll use AmazonSmile for all your online purchases from now on.  And don’t forget to pass the word along to your colleagues, friends and family members, too!  On behalf of all of us here at Gifts for the Homeless, thank you for your support.

Every dollar that we receive from public donations is used to buy and distribute new clothing and blankets in bulk at steeply discounted wholesale prices for DC area homeless support organizations.