You can help the people we serve today by purchasing items from our Amazon wish list, our RightGift wish list, or donating items from our wish list. We continually update our Wish List with the items people we serve need the most when moving off the streets and into their own apartments.
- Towels: washcloths and hand towels
- Toiletries: shampoo/conditioner, toothbrush/toothpaste, soap, lotion, deodorant, razors, feminine hygiene products etc.
- Toilet paper
- Shower curtains/hooks
- Waste bins
- Dishes (plates and bowls)
- Cookware: pots and pans, baking sheets, spatulas, can openers, etc.
- Paper towels
- Cleaning supplies: dish soap, sponges, all purpose cleaner, dish detergent
- Microwaves and toasters
- Trash can/ trash bags
- Spices: salt, pepper, Mrs. Dash, garlic powder, etc. (unopened only)
- Bedding: full linens, pillows, bed covers and blankets
- Alarm clocks/clock-radios
- Men’s and women’s clothing in sizes M-XXL
- Hats, scarves, gloves, and coats
- Unused socks or underwear
- Safeway/Giant gift cards
- General gift cards (Visa, MasterCard, Walmart, or Target)
- Metro cards ($4.00 or more)
- Laundry detergent
- AC Units
- Reusable grocery bags
- TVs and/or TV converter boxes
- Cleaning Supplies
- Toilet paper and paper towels
To schedule a drop-off, please call Brianna Gipson, Development Associate, at 202-276-9905.
Due to limited onsite storage space, we are unable to accept some items, such as large furniture or technology. If you have items to donate that do not appear on our wish list, please click here to see if our many partner organizations accept the items you are planning to donate. Thank you!
Pathways Brought Me Home
Mary, a Pathways client, was born in DC and dealt with sexual abuse from an uncle throughout her childhood and domestic violence from partners in her 20's. She used alcohol and marijuana to numb the pain of a lifetime of abuse and trauma. Mary was introduced to Pathways DC through a domestic violence shelter, and Pathways staff diagnosed Mary with HIV and bipolar disorder. The vulnerability of her situation allowed Mary’s team to quickly secure a housing voucher and within weeks they helped move Mary into her very own apartment. Mary told us, “I can honestly say that it was not until I received my keys that I felt true happiness. I would not have succeeded without the help of my “guiders,” (Mary’s term for her team at Pathways DC) because they always kept me on the right path and never gave up on me.” Today, with the help of her Pathways team, she has stability and is on the journey to recovery.