Housewares Program

ALIVE! Housewares Program assists Alexandrians in housing transition by providing basic housewares received from generous donors like you. Think about what you needed setting up your first apartment. Those are the same things our recipients need!


Contact Housewares with a description of the items you wish to donate and to schedule a time to drop them off at Fairlington United Methodist Church (3900 King Street).

Alternatively, you may drop off donations at the Sunrise Senior Living of Old Town front desk (400 N. Washington Street) daily from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Items Needed
Twin and Queen-size bedding Dish sets – plates & bowls
Bed Pillows Flatware (knives, & forks)
Bath mats Drinking glasses
Towels and washcloths Serving dishes and utensils
Shower curtains with new or like new liners Basic cooking utensils –
spatulas, graters, peelers, whisks
Dish towels and cleaning cloths Medium-size saucepans and skillets
Brooms Can openers (manual)
Trash cans (kitchen-size) Colanders
Blenders Cutting boards
Coffee makers Food storage containers
Crock pots Knives
Lamps Measuring spoons & cups
Microwaves Mixing bowls
Mixers Pot holders
Toasters Napkins
Vacuum cleaners Tablecloths/place mats

Other items? Please describe them in an email and we will let you know if we can take them. Check back regularly as the list can change as our inventory changes. Updated Nov. 12, 2022.

Items NOT Needed:

Damaged, stained, or torn items
Cupcake tins, bundt cake pans, cookie cutters
Curtains and curtain rods
Decorative pillows
Holiday items
Outdoor grilling tools
Specialty/novelty utensils, appliances, or other items
Stemware – wine, champagne, martini, margarita, etc. glasses
Water bottles or travel mugs

Alexandria residents may recycle small kitchen appliances that are not appropriate for ALIVE! at Alexandria Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection (3224 Colvin Street). Open Mondays and Saturdays, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm


To receive assistance, recipients must be referred by the Alexandria Office of Community Services 703-746-5700, an ALIVE! member congregation, or another social service agency. 


For more information, contact Housewares.