The ALIVE! Housewares Program is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. The safety and health of our volunteers and clients come first. Thank you for your understanding.

ALIVE! proudly accepts donations of the following items through its Housewares Program:

  • Plates, bowls, cups, glasses
  • Utensils (knives, forks, spoons)
  • Bed sheets, blankets, pillows and towels in good condition
  • Small tools for the kitchen

These items are selected by volunteers and sent to people in Alexandria who may be in their first home, transitioning from homelessness or unable to afford the basic household items.

Please visit the drop-off location at Fairlington United Methodist Church, 3900 King Street, room 102, accessible via the door with the green awning just off the parking lot. Items should be placed near room 102. Items are accepted Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 4pm.

Donations of other items are not accepted at this location.

ALIVE! cannot accept- Shoes, clothes, books, games, furniture- decorative items, etc. To determine if your donation is accepted contact:, or leave a message for (703) 837-9300 ext. 5.

Please do not send broken, torn or damaged items. Other items that are left will be thrown away, please consider donating them to another organization. If you have basic furniture in good condition, such as mattress, couch, dining tables, and dressers please contact ALIVE! at (703) 837-9300 to schedule a pickup. ALIVE! does not have storage or need for decorative items, games, electronic equipment, clothes or shoes.