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ALIVE! Program Wish Lists

Some of our programs currently need various items:

ALIVE! House Shelter Wish List

  • Laundry detergent
  • Toilet paper
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby wash
  • Baby lotion
  • Soap
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Trash bags
  • Cleaners—bathroom and kitchen

If you are able to donate any of these items, please call ALIVE! House (703-684-1430) or email alivehousedir@alive-inc.org.

Food Program Wish List

  • What food do we need?
    • Nonperishable food is always welcome, and the following types of food are especially important:
      • Canned meat (tuna, chicken, beef stew, etc.)
      • Canned vegetables, beans, soups, and fruits
      • Cereal
      • Peanut Butter (and jelly!)
      • Multiple meal staples such as rice, spaghetti, and other forms of pasta
      • Macaroni and cheese
      • Granola bars and healthy snacks for children
      • Please see the Most Wanted Food Wish List.
    • Please consider healthy alternatives such as low-sodium soups, tuna packed in water, no-sugar-added fruits, etc.
  • How can you donate food?
    • Drop off: Donations can be dropped off at the ALIVE! Warehouse / Alexandria Food Center at 801 South Payne Street anytime Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM–12 noon. During these times, volunteers will be available to admit food donors into the warehouse, and show you where to drop off the food.
    • Food Drives: Food drives are wonderful and a major source of our donated food. Please contact us as soon as you are considering having a food drive—whether it is initial planning for an annual event or a new project for your organization or neighborhood. We would love to work with you early in the process so we can make sure to provide the best support possible. Please contact Charlotte Martinsson (ckmarti@me.com), Susan Pollock (spollack54@gmail.com) or John Perlman (john_perlman@hotmail.com).