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

  • Diapers (all sizes) and wipes
  • 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.)
  • Gift cards to Giant, Shoppers, Safeway or Target
  • Metro SmarTrip cards

Items may be dropped off at Sullivan House 7 days a week, before 9:00 p.m. The address is 3103 9th Rd. N., Arlington, VA 22201.


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!


We cannot accept donations of used clothing, appliances, toys, or stuffed animals.


Furniture is accepted on an as-needed basis only. We do not have space to store donated furniture, so we will only accept furniture that can go directly to a family in need. If you have furniture you wish to donate to a Bridges family, please contact us at 703-525-7177 x3 or email us at with specific information about the items you have to donate. Please email photos of the furniture if possible.

**At this time, we ask that individuals wishing to donate furniture please arrange transportation and delivery to our participants’ homes. We cannot transport furniture. We recommend our partner Git Rid of It Junk Removal if you would like to hire a company to move your donated furniture to one of our clients’ homes.


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


Thank you for your donation!

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