Items may be dropped off at Sullivan House 7 days a week, between 7:30 AM and 7:00 PM. The address is 3103 9th Rd. N., Arlington, VA 22201.

We ask for new and like-new items for our families. If the items are stained, ripped, or heavily used, please consider donating the items to a different organization.

To assess the fair market value of your donated good(s), Goodwill has a great resource you can reference. Click here to learn more.

Upon arrival, please fill out a donation receipt. It only takes a minute and thank you in advance!

Current urgent needs

As of September 2019, we are urgently in need of the following items:

  • Towels
  • Pillows
  • Tide Pods
  • Pots and Pans
  • Pack & Plays
  • Carseat/stroller combo
  • Baby bathtub


Our needs are constantly evolving, but we are always in need of:

  • Diapers (all sizes) and baby wipes
  • Bedding (twin sheets, comforters, and blankets)
  • Nonperishable food (no peanut butter, please)
  • Household items (garbage bags, laundry detergent – must be “he” or high efficiency, cleaning supplies)
  • Paper products (toilet paper and paper towels)
  • Toiletries (Must be new, full-size. We cannot accept travel-size products.)
  • General gift cards like Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover
  • Metro SmarTrip cards


We invite you to visit our Amazon Wish List, a registry of items for our Sullivan House emergency shelter and the families we serve. Items purchased online will be shipped directly to the shelter. Please include your name, address and email when checking out so we can send you a thank-you! We hope you’ll check back often, new items are added frequently.

If you prefer to shop locally and drop off your donation – that would be great too!

Car donations

Bridges to Independence gratefully accepts donations of cars, trucks, RVs and more through V-Dac, Vehicle Donations. Fill out the online form and your vehicle will be picked up at your convenience. They make it easy.

do to our limited storage space…

We rarely accept clothing, furniture, appliances, toys, or stuffed animals.

  • If you are interested in donating some of these options, please send a picture and details to Please allow at least 72 hours for responses.
  • Items should be like new or gently-used, free of rips, stains, or damage, and appropriately sized for a small apartment home.
  • In order to coordinate furniture moves, we ask for at least four weeks of planning time. If you are looking to move the furniture faster, please consider one of our partners below.
  • Have furniture you wish to donate soon? Please contact our partners at A Wider Circle.
    • Items can be dropped off at 9159 Brookville Road Silver Spring, MD 20910
    • If you’d like to schedule a pickup, please email, call  301-608-3504, or fill out the online form
  • Have adult clothing you wish to donate? Please contact our partners at A-SPAN.
  • Have children’s clothing you wish to donate? Please contact our partners at The Clothesline for Arlington Kids.


Please contact Christina Armstrong, Chief Philanthropic Partnerships Officer, via email at or call 703-525-7177 x127 with an additional questions.

Thank you for considering a donation!

Bridges to Independence’s Tax ID Number is 54-1368484.