Housewares Program

ALIVE! Housewares Program assists persons 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 Clean and in Good Condition:

Check back regularly as the list can change as our inventory changes. Updated September 16, 2021.

Microwaves  Towels & washcloths
Toaster Pillows & cases
Blenders Dish sets – plates & bowls 
Brooms Flatware – knives, forks, & spoons
Blankets Glasses &  cups
Sheet sets Serving dishes and utensils 
Bath Mats Dish towels & cleaning cloths
Shower curtains with new or like new liners Cooking utensils – spoons, spatulas, graters, peelers, whisks
Soap dishes Coffee makers
Toothbrush holders Colanders
Can openers Cutting boards
Pots and pans Food storage containers
Potholders Mixers, mixing bowls
Tea kettles  Napkins
Trash cans (small to medium) Skillets
  Tablecloths/place mats
  Vacuum cleaners

Other items? Please describe them in an email and we will let you know if we can take them.

Items NOT Needed:

Damaged, stained, or torn items
Cupcake tins, bundt cake pans, cookie cutters
Curtains and curtain rods
Decorative pillows
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, Alexandria. 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. 

Get Involved

To volunteer with the Housewares Program, contact the Volunteer Manager or call 703-548-9255.


For more information, contact Housewares.